Austin's newest sports league for the LGBTQ community, Volleyball Austin, is set to end its inaugural nine-week season with the championship games on closing night on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the Austin Sports Center in South Austin. The games are free and open to the public to attend.
Closing night will start with the league's recreational division, with the division's two teams playing their championship match at 7 PM followed by the competitive division championship game at 8 PM.
Last week, the Devils and Panda Express teams from the league's competitive division went head-to-head in a tight match to see who would advance to this week's championship match against the first-seeded Shady Ladies. After each team took a game early in the match, the Devils eventually beat the Panda Express after a close game in the third round. The Devils will go on to play the Shady Ladies for the league's competitive championship on Thursday at 8 PM.
The Spring 2012 Season Championship Party will be immediately after the games on Thursday at Oilcan Harry's, the season's presenting sponsor; who, along with the support sponsors, The Iron Bear, Mud Puppies, therepubliq.com and Work It Personal Training, helped make the league's inaugural season possible. Players from each division's winning team will be awarded medals at the championship party.
Volleyball Austin was founded in 2012 with a mission to provide an environment free of harassment and discrimination for members and friends of the LGBT community to play Volleyball and fulfill their athletic aspirations. The league's next season is scheduled to start this fall in September. For more information, visit the league's website at www.volleyballaustin.com or you can find it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/volleyballaustin or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/volleyballatx. For up-to-date information on the league or to be notified about upcoming events, there is a Volleyball Austin mailing list that you can sign up for at league's competitive division www.volleyballaustin.com/contact/mailing-list.
Creative Director & Founder, therepubliq.com
Director, Marketing/Promotions & Co-Founder, The OUTlander Project
Producer, OutCast Austin
Chase is the founder and Creative Director of therepubliq.com and co-founder and Director, Marketing & Promotions of The OUTlander Project. He is also a producer and engineer for OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin.
Additionally, Chase runs PlanetChase, LLC, a consulting firm providing a variety of business development services including web development, marketing, branding, technology to small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs; as well as meeting planning services for the financial services industry.
On his spare time, Chase has volunteered with local organizations including AIDS Services of Austin, the Octopus Club, the Austin Gay Basketball League and Volleyball Austin. In 2007, he was appointed by then-Austin Mayor Will Wynn to serve on the Austin Area Comprehensive HIV Planning Council where he served as the chairperson of the Community Access & Nominations committee.