Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) organized it’s 12th Annual Volleyball Tournament at Newark, California. Proceeds from the tournament were donated to the “India Literacy Project “(ILP).
Ravi Tax Services , Cal Homes, You Smile Dental, PNG Jewelers,Realtor Manu Changotra, Cambridge Investments, VT Force, Swagat Indian Cuisine, GooGain & Virijallu were the sponsors for the event and the food sponsor was Peacock (Dublin).
Due to the overwhelming response and on public request, this year the organizers added categories “Throw Ball for women” and “Youth VolleyBall” groups. There were 3 groups “Advanced”, “Intermediate" & “Recreation”. In total over 50 teams participated in this event, involving more than 300 players. The playing ground was packed with well-prepared players and enthusiastic supporters and fans. The tournament started early morning around 8am and went throughout the day till 7pm.
The teams participating varied from seasoned volleyball teams to casual players who wanted to come and support the cause. Most of the matches were very closely contested. The audience enjoyed several nail biting matches. Players exhibited their skills and style with spikes and returns resulting in long rallies.
Tournament Organizers Shiv Peparthi & Prasad Mangina thanked all the teams for their participation and continued support in organizing this successful tournament and said the money raised will help lot of needy students in India., Shiva Chava & Vinodha (Throw ball) were specially acknowledged.
Speaking on the occasion Sirisha Battula (BATA President) said she is extremely happy with the response and congratulated all the players for their dedication in support of noble cause.
Sirisha introduced BATA committee consisting of Yaswanth Kudaravalli (Vice President), Sumanth Pusuluri (Secretary) Harinath Chikoti (Treasurer) and Kondal Komaragiri (Joint Secretary).
“Steering Committee” consisting Ravi Thiruveedula, Kamesh Malla & Kalyan Kattamuri.
“Cultural Committee” includes Sridevi Pasupuleti, Srilu Veligeti & Taraka Deepti.
“Logistics Team” includes Arun Reddy, Prasant Chinta, Naresh Gajula & Varun Mukka.
BATA “Advisory Board” Jayaram Komati, Vijaya Aasuri, Veeru Vuppala, Prasad Mangina, Karun Veligeti & Ramesh Konda congratulated the team in making the tournament a grand success.
BATA Committee thanked all BATA & ILP volunteers for their support and efforts in organizing the tournament and ensuring all matches were conducted on time. BATA committee specially thanked all the sponsors for their continued support.
Raj Govind and Kartik (ILP – Coordinators) thanked BATA for their support and said the money raised from this tournament will be spent towards providing free education to children in India. They also briefed about various projects ILP is currently doing in India. From TANA Satish Vemuri ,RajaniKanth & Vinay and other local leaders attended the event.
BATA committee presented the check (proceeds from the tournament) to ILP.
Results of BATA-ILP Volleyball / Throwball tournament 2017:
Women (Throw Ball - Gold)
Winner - Blazers & Runner up - Flame Throwers
Women (Throw Ball - Silver)
Winner – EastBay Chargers & Runner up - Chilly Cheetas
Winner – Touch 3 & Runner up – Touch 3 SanRamon
Men (Recreation Group - Gold):
Winner – Sun Risers & Runner up – Lazy Dads
Men (Recreation Group - Silver):
Winner – SVD & Runner up – Fun with VolleyBall
Men (Intermediate Group):
Winner – Diamond Club & Runner up – Fremont Chargers
Men (Advance Group):
Winner – Mighty Hitters & Runner up – Googly