Volleyball in Paradise awaits!
Can you believe this will be our third year celebrating volleyball on the islands of Hawaii? Those of you who have joined us here before know that this tournament is unlike most other NAGVA tournaments, with deep involvement of the local communities, a unique flair of island life, tropical paradise, dolphins and whales, hiking, local ono grinds, and all the warmth of the people of Hawaii, mixed with some very competitive volleyball!
This tournament name "Hoa Aloha" means "beloved/cherished friend". It's someone who you consider more like family, that person who is always there for you when you need someone, in short, one of your best friends. Jim Moore, who passed at the end of March of 2017 was someone we called our hoa aloha. He was well known as a Regional Commissioner, Tournament Director (San Jose), and a good friend to many NAGVA members. It was his dream and visions that started the ball rolling on this tournament. The Directors of Balls of Furry and Portland Gay Volleyball Club (who were fortunate to have had Jim as a mentor) have teamed up to bring this tournament to life, to honor Jim and to help add more hoa aloha's to our NAGVA 'ohana. So, e kipa mai (come visit us) and help us build life-long memories, friends, and family through the sport we all love!
The men's division is a NAGVA sanctioned tournament, and you need to register your players and your teams through https://nagva.org. Some of you may be aware that Hawaii volleyball is some of the best volleyball around, and we are expecting many players you mainlanders have never seen before, with skills that will challenge you at any level, INCLUDING the ever challenging A3 division. If you think you have mad skills and want to take on some of the best, THIS will be the place to play this year!
As for BB and B, no worries, with as many local players, and as a prime vacation spot, we expect many teams from the mainland to mix with the locals at all levels! We will try to keep you up to date on the upcoming activities here, so feel free to check back often!