Mikasa Winter Beach Bash 2012 – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hello everybody, welcome to my new site!  I had the opportunity to participate in the Mikasa Winter Beach Bash at The Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, MI February 25th, 2012. Some of the best players in the world including Kerri Walsh, Phil Dalhausser, Todd Rogers, Evan Engle, Kathryn Babcock, Brooke Hanson and Christal Engle participated in the event.

The best thing about the Winter Beach Bash is that it wasn’t just about playing volleyball.  Thursday night we all went to local volleyball clubs to share our own personal volleyball stories and take pictures with all of the teams.  On friday morning Todd, Kerri and myself went on WZZM13 Take Five TV show to promote the event. (see video in media)  We all went to Bobarino’s for lunch before heading to my favorite event of the whole weekend, the Metro Hospital visit to the assisted breathing floor.  Lets just say I am very fortunate for what I have and so happy we could put some smiles on the patients/staff faces!! After the hospital visit we headed over to MVP Sportsplex to run an indoor volleyball clinic for local high school/club players.  Big shout out to all the MVA Coaches/Staff for making this possible!

Now to the main event, Saturday night we played a round robin exhibition for all the fans at The DeltaPlex.  Here are the game results:

Dalhausser/Rogers def VanderWerp/Engle 21-15

VanderWerp/Rogers def Dalhausser/Engle 21-18

VanderWerp/Dalhausser def Rogers/Engle 23-21

Coed 4’s

Rogers/Walsh/E. Engle/Hanson def VanderWerp/Dalhausser/C. Engle/Babcock 24-22

After the event we all headed to Crush at the BOB for a Red Bull sponsored after party.  It was a lot of fun to interact with the fans, players, sponsors and staff.  I would love to hear anyone’s feedback on the to see what we can do better for next year!

Thanks again to my personal sponsors who were at the event:  Loudmouth Clothing, Enzymedica, S3 Sports Performance, and Healthzone Chiropractic.

Keep checking back for more updates throughout the season!

Thanks again for your support!


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