Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the JJVA
On January 29, 2017, Mary Andrew, CEO of the Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association (JJVA), proudly cut the ribbon to officially open their new facilities at 8457 Western Way, 32256. On hand for the ribbon cutting was District 11 Council Member Danny Becton.
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JJVA was founded in 1989 and is a 501(c)3 organization and serves over 1,500 players each year and employs over 80 people both full and on a part time basis. JJVA new facilities occupy over 70,000 square feet in a building off Western Way, conveniently located to many nearby Baymeadow's hotels and restaurants. The new building is home to twelve indoor volleyball courts with an in-house physical therapy center. Ms. Andrew, instills the JJVA motto “Get Better Every Day” by training youth to be better citizens and players through Soccer. Mary also added, she looked forward to the JJVA being part of the community through its various programs, tournaments and organizations.
JJVA currently hosts at least 21 local competitions per year bringing in teams from Georgia, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina. The new training center will allow for the addition of more youth club teams, competitions and related events. In addition to the regular league games, there are fitness programs and weekly games available to men and women. This facility will also provide a home for larger indoor tournaments and bring over $3 million dollars of economic impact to the Northeast Florida Region. Sponsorship programs are available. Please check the JJVA website for details.
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Also, within the facility can be found Sportscare Physical Therapy who is the leading provider of physical therapy, occupational therapy, pediatric therapy, sports medicine & sports performance training. At SportsCare Physical Therapy of Jacksonville, they are committed to providing every patient regardless of age or ailment with the highest quality of care possible. Their staff is dedicated to assisting each patient in reaching a level of performance equal to or exceeding that prior to injury. JJVA athletics are provided direct access to these services with an On-Site facility with the idea of prevention therapy rather than waiting till injury occurs.
Volleyball has become the 2nd most popular sport in the world. On average, over 46 million Americans play volleyball and 300,000 youth play volleyball and over 400,000 high school students play volleyball in the USA.
Posted on Sat, February 4, 2017
by Carol D'Onofrio