Vail Valley volleball club hosts tournament at Cotton Ranch |

Vail Valley volleball club hosts tournament at Cotton Ranch

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

GYPSUM, Colorado- The Lightning Volleyball Club is hosting a golf tournament at Cotton Ranch Sunday as a fundraiser. The cost is $100 per person, which includes greens fees, cart, lunch, prizes and a post-round taco-bar party.

And while Mike Garvey, the Lightning’s director as well as the head coach of the Vail Mountain School’s volleyball program in the fall, is fond of golf, the point of the exercise is to keep the club’s fees for prospective players in check while providing professional instruction for the coaching staff.

“We are developing more and more ways for the girls to raise money and don’t want anyone to be discouraged from trying out in November,” Vidette Gehl, the club’s president said.

The Lightning’s five teams teams are coming of good seasons with the U-17s winning Division III, while the U-16-1s were atop Division II in the Rocky Mountain Region.

“We’re preparing to field a competitive team next season that will travel to qualifying tournaments out of state,” Garvey said. “It’s a great opportunity for the girls to play at a higher level and to be seen by college coaches who attend these tournaments. The level of competition just keeps rising, and Lightning is well poised to lead the pack”.

All Lightning teams will compete in the RMR’s Power Tournament series in addition to other tournaments like Crossroads in March.

For more information, visit Lightning Volleyball Club at or e-mail

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