Volleyball Saturday

by Peter Hickman

volleyball-satNoon Tourney 1/11/14

Mid City Volleyball Group will run an adult speed tournament at noon this Saturday.  We’ll be at our usual place along Bayou St John across the street from the Mid-City post office.  This week will be a draw tournament with two divisions based on skill level.  The tourney will most likely be co-ed, but we will always consider running a separate women’s division if the ladies are insistent.  The photo above was taken by Eddie during last week’s co-ed tournament… it was a record turnout, and everyone seemed to have a really good time.  The photo of Angela and Doug shows the intensity of play in the upper division!  Speaking of skill level, MCVG may run a few adult clinics this winter to give some pointers to help your game, but you can also contact Reuben Alumbres to arrange for private instruction.

Bicycle rack fundraiser

NOLA Social Ride will be selling raffle tickets this Saturday.  Bill Katzenmeyer, fearless leader of the Thursday bike-fundslow-speed bicycle rides of NOLA Social Ride, will show up this Saturday with raffle tickets to purchase a bicycle corral for Frenchmen Street.  Bring an extra $5.00 and help their cause… you could win a nifty new Cruiser bicycle that’s been fully decked out, or you could win bar tabs at Mid-City establishments like Finn McCool’s.  The drawing will take place whenever they finish selling their set number of raffle tickets.  See http://www.nolasocialride.org/ for more info.

Saints Game at 3:30pm

Wanna watch the Saints game as a wild-and-crazy group? We will be breaking down the nets right after the tournament so that we can watch the New Orleans Saints dominate their re-match with the Seattle Seahawks during the Saturday afternoon divisional playoff.  I suggest we head to the nearby Bayou Beer Garden… they have a great deck complete with heaters for colder weather, and the food and beer selection are both fine.