Soultown Showdown Junior Volleyball Tournament Coming to Macon

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Macon has had hockey, arena football, basketball, baseball, dodgeball and numerous collegiate sports to entertain and excite us, but we have never had a USAV junior volleyball tournament until now.  Women’s volleyball is the fastest growing sport in the US so now is a great time to get on board.
Phoenix Rising Volleyball Club has been sponsoring junior volleyball tournaments for 6 years in convention centers from Kingsport, TN to Dalton, GA.  This year we are proud to announce that Phoenix Rising’s newest 2 Day event will be right here in Macon, GA at our Macon Marriott City Center Convention Space. Play will begin at 8 am on March 15-16, 2020.
When Phoenix Rising Volleyball wanted to expand their tournament schedule from 6 to 7 2-day events they looked for a Georgia location because the club had expanded into Canton, GA in 2018.  They field junior club teams from 2 states, 3 cities.  Kynette Williams, the executive director of Phoenix Rising, said the location of Macon along the I-75 corridor and the obvious improvements being made in the city made Macon a great fit for growth.  “We want new people to discover our tournaments and a city that has more going on than they realize. There was certainly more going on than we realized before we visited and all of it is good.  My staff and I hope this will be the beginning of a great partnership between Phoenix Rising Volleyball Club and the city of Macon.”