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Lions, Tigers and Jinx Oh My!

Posted on 10 April 2014

Have you ever been to a volleyball tournament that had so much to offer for the entire family? Well, that was exactly what the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) World Challenge provided this past weekend and we couldn’t have been more excited to be the tournament sponsor for the 3rd year in a row! With bungee jumping, bounce houses and a live media booth, it was nothing short of exciting!

Our favorite mascot, Jinx, was the happiest of all - running around the convention center all day every day posing for pictures, handing out JVA T-shirts and dancing his tail off during Rox Volleyball Dance Off’s. He even won our Cha-Cha Slide dance off while some of the girls from the Texas Junior Volleyball Association won our Boot Scootin’ Boogie dance off! At the JVA World Challenge, we did something that no one else has done… we organized a “Happy” dance for all the volleyball teams in attendance. You’ll be able to see this awesome video soon as the Volleyball Network finishes working their magic… and we can’t wait!

Our Player Spotlight contest sure was a hit with over 150 outstanding entries, so choosing a winner was no easy task. From interesting facts of owning a hairless cat to having straight A’s we finally narrowed it down to three candidates. We took a Rox crew vote, and chose Beall Busse from Corpus Christie Crossfire121’s. Read exactly what made Beall stand out here

Inside our booth, there wasn’t just jumpin’ and jivin’ going on during our “Dance Off’s” but product was flying everywhere (literally). Volleyball spandex and socks are always a huge hit, but we were also offering our 2013 beachwear line at closeout prices as low as $10! If you didn’t snag one, don’t worry; we still have some closeout prices online. Coming in at a close second were our Rox Vintage Hoodies(probably because the convention center felt like Antarctica to everyone who wasn’t playing)!

While our crew worked extremely hard in the booth, we also made time to get tons of pictures of volleyball all-stars in front of the Rox & JVA photo booth. Designed by our Rox Volleyball Graphic Designers, this “moooo-ing” backdrop was a huge hit, with almost everyone dressing up with our cowboy hats and horses on a stick and posing in front of it. Let’s be serious! Who wouldn’t want to take a picture with a cow wearing stunna’ shades behind them?! While they weren't having photo-ops, our Rox Teams such as Texas Alliance Volleyball and Absolute Volleyball Academy had no problem handling business on the court, each having multiple teams place in the top 10 of their divisions. You can catch all the other results from the JVA World Challenge here

Oh, and did we mention how much we absolutely love working with the Junior Volleyball Association? They are some of the kindest, hardest working people ever! After working 12 hours a day for 3 days straight you’d think we’d be exhausted!  Okay, well, we are but we still can’t wait for the JVA World Challenge 2015 in Louisville, KY.  But before that happens, we first have to get prepped for the Volleyball Festival in Phoenix, AZ in June! We hope to see all of your smiling faces there!

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