Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale partners with Avalanche Athletics for a girls’ developmental volleyball league

Healthy Game-Changers Volleyball League offers three divisions for girls from 7-18 years of age

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (May 1, 2017) — Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) announces a new partnership with Chris Stanfield’s Avalanche Athletics to launch a girls’ developmental volleyball league beginning this September in North Scottsdale. An informational meeting will be held on May 5 from 5 – 6 p.m. at the BGCS Thunderbirds Branch located at 20199 N. 78th Place in Scottsdale.

The Healthy Game-Changers league has three divisions including Lil’ Flurries for 7 to 9-year-olds, Yeti for 10 to 12-year-olds, and White Out for 13 to 18-year-olds. The league will focus on all skill sets such as serving, hitting, blocking, passing, as well as defensive and offensive systems.

Avalanche Athletics is known for developing competitive youth athletes in a constructive and positive environment that supports and promotes individual growth and helps the athlete reach his or her full potential and goals.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s mission is to empower youth of all ages and backgrounds to develop the qualities needed to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

“At our Clubs, we help youth develop the skills needed to succeed in life, lead healthy lifestyles and avoid risky behaviors,” said Dr. Lisa Hurst, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. “Our positive adult mentors help our members develop strong character and creativity preparing them to become the next generation of leaders.”

“Avalanche Athletics is super excited to be partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale to provide a high quality, high energy, developmental volleyball program to the members of the community,” said Chris Stanfield, Avalanche Athletics owner. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with an organization that shares our values. Both Avalanche and BGCS are focused on providing a complete volleyball program that can accommodate all athletic skill sets and help develop strong, young women who will have a positive impact on society.”

The partnership was built on the principles of promoting teamwork, healthy choices and emotional intelligence. Through a whole-child philosophy of well-being, the Healthy Game-Changer league will provide nutrition education, physical activity, skill and fitness development and recreational fun.

“We understand the significance and impact of offering quality sports programming for youth,” said Dr. Hurst. “We look forward to serving hundreds of girls and their families next season. Game On!”

For more information or to register, please visit avalancheathletics.com.