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Mike Bossom Returns as Head Coach for the Columbia Volleyball Club

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July 1, 2014 – Columbia, MD – The Columbia Volleyball Club is pleased to announce that Mike Bossom has joined the 30 year-old volleyball organization as Head Coach for the 2014-15 season. Bossom is returning to CVC after leaving the head coaching position at Goucher College where he led the Division III women’s volleyball program from 2006 through 2014. During his tenure, the Gophers accomplished winning records in three of Bossom’s first five seasons, which helped him become the second-winningest coach in the history of Goucher’s volleyball program.

Bossom is no stranger to CVC, as he coached previously with the club, including his tenure as Co-Head Coach with the legendary Greg “Gio” Giovanazzi. “We are really excited to have Mike back; he is really going to help us take this club to the next level as we get ready to celebrate our 30th year.” said CVC President, Dave Kelley. “Mike’s coaching experience at the high school, club and college level is going to be huge for CVC. I know that our players, parents and coaches are thrilled to have him back.” added Kelley.

Bossom, one of the most successful high school volleyball coaches in Maryland, will also be returning as head varsity coach for Centennial High School where he guided the Eagles to 214 wins and eight state championships during his 12 seasons there, including five consecutive state titles starting in 1996.

Bossom was recognized twice during his run at Centennial as All-Met Coach of the Year by both The (Baltimore)Sun and Washington Post, and more than two dozen of the players he coached there went on to play the sport at the collegiate level. Earlier this year, Bossom was named to the Howard County Women’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

In addition to his local successes, Bossom spent more than two years as the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Standing Disabled Team, which under his direction placed fourth at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Australia.

Stay Cool This Summer & Support the BleacherFund

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It’s going to be hot this Summer and we’ve got a great way for you to stay cool and show your love for CVC at the same time. Great for camps, workouts, tryouts or just hanging by the pool. Adult and kids sizes available and if you place your order by July 9th we will have your shirt ready to pick up on Wednesday, July 16th at the MAC.

We will be taking orders over the next few weeks if you can’t order by the 9th, and will have additional pick-up times this Summer.

The best part of this offer is that all proceeds go to CVC’s BleacherFund which helps athletes and families struggling with the high costs associated with club volleyball.

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Introducing CVC’s BleacherFund

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The Columbia Volleyball Club is excited to announce the establishment of the BleacherFund, a program to assist families who struggle to meet the financial requirements of youth sports, specifically club volleyball. The club’s Board of Directors identified the need years ago, however worked over the past several months to establish the funds and process for families to apply and receive assistance.

“The reality is that players who have the skills and desire to play volleyball in college must play for a club in order to be seen at the various events and venues around the country where college coaches go to scout future prospects.” Said CVC President, Dave Kelley. “Every season we have several families who either struggle to make club fee payments, or worse, don’t accept an offer to join one of our teams due to personal financial limitations.” Kelley went on to explain.

CVC’s BleacherFund will be supported by individual & corporate donations as well as fundraisers throughout the season that will be specifically targeted toward establishing and maintaining the fund for current and future seasons.

THE NEXT FUNDRAISER WILL BE ON:
Wednesday May 7th, 2014, @ 11:00am – Close
The Greene Turtle in Columbia
8872 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 312-5255

In order for the BleacherFund to receive a percentage of your bill, you must download, print & present this flyer to your server.
Green Turtle Fundraiser Flyer (PDF)
- print a bunch and bring friends and co-workers!

A few key facts about the BleacherFund:

  • Only CVC players and families are eligible to receive assistance.
  • Distribution will be made directly to CVC on behalf of the family requesting help.
  • Funds will be distributed based on need and the availability of funds.
  • An application must be completed and submitted to CVC in order to be considered.
  • Assistance will only be applied toward a portion of the respective club fees (Max. 50%)
  • Families with multiple players will be considered individually.

For more information about the BleacherFund or to receive an application for assistance, please contact club President, David Kelley. President@ColumbiaVolleyballClub.org

Donating to the BleacherFund
CVC’s BleacherFund is supported by donations from individuals, families and companies who look to support young athletes and families. We will have an online payment button up soon, however if you would like to donate, please make a check out to Columbia Volleyball Club and indicate “BleacherFund” in the memo area of the check. Mail your check to: COLUMBIA VOLLEYBALL CLUB, PO BOX 6071, COLUMBIA, MD 21045-8071.
Please note: Because CVC is not a 501 (c)(3) organization, donations to the BleacherFund can not be deducted as a charitable contribution