Friday, July 4, at Big Walnut High School

Last updated: June 11. 2014 2:24PM - 415 Views
By Lenny C. Lepola newsguy@ee.net

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Memorial Day has come and gone, graduation is over and all the 2013-14 school year seniors are now Big Walnut alumni, Relay For Life was last weekend. That means no matter what the calendar or weatherman says, summer is here and the Fourth of July is just around the corner.

And for volleyball aficionados, what better way to spend Independence Day than participating in the 15th Annual Corey Lehman Memorial Volleyball Tournament, held in memory of Corey Lehman and Steve Morgenstern and in honor of Erin Smith that will be held Friday, July 4, at Big Walnut High School.

The popular fundraising tournament will be played outdoors on grass courts; and players can enter one of three tournament divisions: Co-ed 6’s Power, Co-ed BB or Co-ed 6’s Recreational

Co-ed 6’s Power is for players with medium to high experience. Teams are to consist of a minimum of two female players and a maximum of four males.

Co-ed BB is for players with medium experience. Teams are to consist of a minimum of two females and a maximum of four males.

Co-ed 6’s Recreational is for those interested in playing at a lower level of competition. Teams are to consist of a minimum of two females and a maximum of four males.

Prizes will be awarded to first place teams in all three divisions.

The cost to play is $25 per player, which includes a tournament T-shirt and a smoked pork loin lunch.

The tournament location is outdoors on the grass between Big Walnut High School and Big Walnut Intermediate School.

All three divisions will start play at 9 a.m. with registration at 8:15 a.m. Organizers ask that everyone register and have team members there by 8:30 a.m. Teams may register early by emailing Janet Lehman at < mlehman884@aol.com >.

In case of inclement weather, the tournament may be canceled and entry fees will be refunded.

Make sure to bring canopies, lawn chairs, sunscreen, food and drink, but please, “No Alcohol”.

Anyone interested in becoming an individual or corporate Memorial Volleyball Tournament sponsor may contact Janet Lehman. All tournament proceeds go to the Corey Lehman Memorial Scholarship Fund, a tax-exempt organization.

Past Big Walnut High School recipients are: 2002 Morgan McKinley; 2003 Sara Smith; 2004 Kyle Stelzer; 2005 Amanda Wallace; 2006 Justine Bauder; 2007 Summer Hale; 2008 was Corinne Windle and Cory Wolfe; 2009 was Ali Betrone-Harpst and Nick Heiden; 2010 was Lauren Ustaszewski and Ben Bauer; 2011 was Micah Armbrust, Eleni Lourgos and Jazmine Reed; Grant Beam, Tyler Beam and Emma Swysgood were the 2012 recipients of the Corey Lehman Memorial Scholarship, and two $1,500 scholarship awards were given out this year to Bethany Bogantz and Anthony Roberto.

Event organizers thank everyone that participates in the volleyball tournament to make this award possible for Big Walnut senior athletes.

Please call or email Janet Lehman for tournament information and to let her know if you have a team playing in the tournament. (H) 740-965-1292; (C) 740-815-9465; Email < mlehman884@aol.com >.

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