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The United States opens its doors to international Netball teams
Published on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 (1:52 p.m.)(November 5, 2012 – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) – For the first time in US history, Netball, is heading to Las Vegas! The CallidusCloud U.S. Open Netball Championships will take place at the University of Las Vegas at Nevada (UNLV), beginning Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11, 2012. The tournament will see ladies and mixed teams compete for the CallidusCloud U.S. Open Champion. Netball is a recognized Olympic sport currently played in over 70 countries and enjoyed by more than 20 million people. Netball is a fast, non-contact game based on the principles of basketball except there is no backboard, no dribbling and players have just 3 seconds in which to pass the ball.
Las Vegas will bring together over 250 athletes, representing 23 international and US Netball teams – including a record number of 13 States. Representatives from Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, England, New Zealand, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah & Washington and will meet to demonstrate the game, motivate fans and crown a US champion. We are also thrilled to announce that our athletes will be staying “on the strip” at the New York, New York Hotel, a facility owned and operated by MGM resorts.
Netball America welcomes CallidusCloud as the platinum sponsor for the event. CallidusCloud drives performance and productivity for over 1500 leading organizations. Small, medium and large enterprises across multiple industries and geographies rely on CallidusCloud for quicker hiring, simpler learning, better marketing and smarter selling. CallidusCloud is a US Public Company that was recently named winner in the Software as a Service Category at the 2012 Cloud Awards.
Tournament Gold Sponsors include: Knockout Sportswear; Vitoria Sports; InteractSport; Advancial Credit Union; and PowerICE. "PowerICE is pleased to be part of these Championships. We bring the players, coaches and spectators a unique frozen hydrator infused with vitamin C and electrolytes with only 30 calories per serving and no caffeine, no stimulants. PowerICE can be consumed as a sports ice for pre, during or post activity or enjoyed as a healthy snack alternative", said Lorrie Burger, PowerICE, Inc. Special guest World Series Champion / Major League Baseball Player Brian Anderson will be handing out PowerICE bars to participants.
“Netball America’s has had a highly successful year with TEAM USA (the first all-American team) competing at the World University Championships in South Africa and visiting the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. We also became an Advocate for the Presidential Active Lifestyle program and our first graduates of the Women’s Sport Foundation GoGirlGo! Program were honored with their PALA+ awards at the WNBA Atlanta Dream netball night;” said Sonya Ottaway, President of Netball America.
Friday night will see highlight showcase games commencing at 6.30pm with USA Regional Representative Teams followed by Team Alberta, Canada VS Team USA. Entrance to all events are free to the public. We encourage teachers, students and other spectators to come along and learn about Netball.
Netball America—Who We Are and What We Do
Netball America is a registered 501c(3) Not-For-Profit organization, has members in 27 US States and is the premier national Netball association whose mission is to foster the continued development and growth of Netball in the United States.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Wampler, VP of Strategic Partnerships; [email protected]