Gotham Volleyball

 

Gotham Election Nominations Are Open!

Nominations for the upcoming elections are open until May 2! We are accepting nominations for the Gotham Executive Board including the commissioner, vice commissioner, secretary, and treasurer, as well as captains for the Fall 2015 season. Any member is eligible to run for an officer position, however, candidates for commissioner must have served on the board within the last two years. Positions on the executive board require several hours of commitment per week. Terms of executive board are for one year starting on June 1.

On May 3, voting will open for all Gotham members for the executive board positions, and for current members, this season’s team all-stars and next season’s captains.

If you have any questions or to nominate yourself for a position, please submit your name the the position you’d like to run for to [email protected].

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Spring Fling Tournament Registration Opens April 27

On May 30-31, Gotham will be hosting Spring Fling VI, a NAGVA-style tournament for players in Divisions 7-10 and Power D-F.  Registration opens on Monday, April 27.  For more information and to register, click here.

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Registration for May 3 Mixer Tournament is now OPEN

Gotham is excited to announce the return of its popular Mixer Tournament, being held on May 3 from 1 PM – 6 PM!  This tournament was a huge hit earlier this season and we are thrilled to be able to bring it back.  The Mixer Tournament is a great way for you to pair up with a friend, significant other, spouse, or just someone you want to get to know better from another division and play volleyball with dozens of Gotham members of all levels in a fun and enjoyable environment!

Two players from different divisions will register as a pair.  Pairs will then be matched up with two other pairs to create a unique team of 6 for each round of the tournament.  The organizers will match different skill levels to create as even a playing field as possible.  You and your partner will get to play with different teammates each round!  The complete Mixer Tournament Rules are available online.

Registration is now open.  To register for the Mixer Tournament click here.

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March’s D3 & D4 Bake-Off Was a Success! + Photo Shoot!

Thanks to the entrants in to the 2015 Gotham Volleyball Division 3 and 4 bake off for their hard work. We had so many delicious entries. As you can see in the video (below), the spread of baked yumminess went on and on, and even more entries came in after this video was shot.

The desserts included cookies to cream puffs to death by chocolate brownies and smores and oh my, so much more!

Special thanks goes out to Max who organized this wonderful (and delicious) event!

Not to be outdone, Royce brought in his professional photo equipment to take snapshots off all of the Division 3 and 4 teams. He even did ‘portraits’ for each individual player. Most of the teams wore the same color, their team t-shirts or coordinated in a cute mixture of colors. I haven’t seen this much ‘fashion’ in these divisions in YEARS! Thanks Royce!

It was truly a warming experience to see Gotham come together with so much pride and community for these special events.

 

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30th Annual New York AIDS Walk

AIDS WalkGotham Volleyball is proud to participate again in the 30th Annual New York AIDS Walk on May 17, 2015. The AIDS Walk is a yearly 10K fundraising walk supporting GMHC and over 40 AIDS service organizations. Please support us by registering or donating through this yearly tradition. Together we can make a difference!

Donate or join the team HERE!

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Gotham Love Survey

At the End of Season Party, Gotham members took the opportunity to fill out a special-interest survey expressing their opinions regarding a number of topics ranging from childhood crushes to dating to the hottest player positions. Below is a summary of the results. Thanks to all who participated and enjoy!

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Call for Volunteer Coaches!

We’re calling for volunteer coaches who would be able to take a team in Divisions 5-10 under their wing and lead them to victory! We value our tight-knit Gotham community, and becoming a coach is a great way to get more involved, give-back, and to make new friends.

Please email [email protected] if you are willing and able to coach a team, and indicate what times you would be available on the weekend. Divisions 5, 6, and 9 play on Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, and Divisions 7, 8, and 10 play on Saturdays from 5:00 – 9:00 PM (in addition, most teams usually practice before their games as well).

Our coaching coordinator Mark Burleson will try to match up you up with a team in need. If you have any questions, you can email [email protected].

Thank you!

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Gotham National Coming Out Day Project

On October 8, 9, & 11, Gothamites experienced a powerful and community-engaging National Coming Out Day Exhibit organized by D4 rep, Max Szadek. Approximately 400 League and Power members completed postcards designed by member Rocky Reed describing their coming-out experience. Located at the Rustin Educational Complex, the exhibition was comprised of postcards, posters displaying member statistics, and a testimonial video. The video was directed and produced by member, Mark Bracero. Thank you to all for participating!

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