5th Annual Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic Comes to DC

Washington, D.C.’s major sporting events when it hosts the 5th Annual Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic February 19-21.

The tournament is expected to attract more than 25,000 people to the nation’s capital and is the largest volleyball tournament in the country taking place over President’s Day weekend. The tournament is among several large-scale sporting events held annually at the Convention Center

“This volleyball tournament showcases the versatility of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the breadth of events we’re able to host here because of it,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of the WCSA’s Sports, Entertainment and Special Events Division. “The Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic has quadrupled in size since 2007 and is a prime example of how the Convention Center allows an event to grow to its full potential.”

This year’s Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic will utilize nearly 600,000 square feet of space in the building, including approximately 75 tournament courts constructed in four exhibit halls. The tournament is expected to occupy over 2,500 peak hotel room nights in the District, creating sizable economic impact for the city during the holiday weekend.

Event Highlights:

- Saturday, February 19 ~ Pre-registered DC Public Schools girls and coaches participate in a skills clinic from 1-4 p.m. in Hall B of the Convention Center.

- Sunday, February 20 ~ Dig Pink, the national fundraising arm of the Side-Out Foundation, brings the second stop of its 2011 Dig Pink Tour to the tournament to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research. All participants will be fully donned in pink to show their support.

- The Marketplace ~ Major manufacturers and vendors on display, including Nike, Under Armour, adidas, Asics, Rox and Mizuno.

Participant Highlights:
- 5,500 girls volleyball players from over 550 teams competing in seven age divisions

- Two boys divisions competing for first time

- 100 collegiate volleyball coaches from around the world


- Weekend passes are $15; daily tickets are $6. Tickets will not be sold in advance.

Please visit event website for more information: www.capitolhillvolleyball.com.