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UMFK looking for teams from community to participate in Valley volleyball tournament

December 2, 2005

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent intramural sports program is reaching out to local community residents to join in a Valley volleyball tournament planned for Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the University SportsCenter.

Jason Gayne, the student intramural program coordinator at UMFK and staff member Andrew Marquis are organizing the event and looking for community teams interested in joining in the tournament along with groups from the college campus.

"We are trying to get the UMFK intramural sports program and students, faculty and staff more involved with the community," said Gayne.

In addition to town and gown coming together, the tournament is also designed to showcase a sport that does not enjoy the same popularity in the region as basketball and soccer.

"Volleyball is a sport that you don't hear much about. We want to expose it more in Fort Kent and throughout the Valley," said Marquis.

The tournament is open to all UMFK students and members of the public age 18 and older.

Teams will consist of five to nine players and must include at least two female players. The teams can be representative of UMFK students or community members or a mix of both.

Participation in the Valley volleyball tournament is free to UMFK students. A $5 registration fee will be charged to participating community members. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

Individuals interested in participating should put together a roster and submit that list along with a team name to Marquis at Andrew.marquis@maine.edu or call 834-7632.

For more information on the tournament, contact Marquis at the e-mail address or phone number above or Gayne at 834-8728.