This week was the only home tournament for the Women’s Club Volleyball team, an exciting weekend for the ladies of the squad. This weekend is special because it is the only opportunity for friends and family of the team to come and show support for the women who play all year-round. Senior and Executive Board member Jane Eagleton’s mother came up from Nashville, a yearly event for her that is regularly a highlight of her year.
The team publicized the event via a Facebook event to bring out fans to the tournament, who cheered on the team from 10 am to 6pm last Saturday at the Arc. The girls say having friend and family attend is a rewarding experience because they work so hard to put on the tournament. The group is entirely self-run. There is no coach or guidance from the university. The girls elect an executive board who is in charge of coordination, but everything is largely a team effort, on and off the court.
Part of hosting a home tournament involves funding it, which the team does by paying dues out of pocket, hosting fundraisers, selling apparel, and asking family and friends for donations.