Dogwood Donnybrook – February 29 – March 1

 

The eighth annual Dogwood Donnybrook will be held on February 29 – March 1st  at Suwanee Sports Academy and Southern Volleyball Center.  We will offer 11/12 Club through 17/18 Club divisions at this event.

Cost:  $395

Gate — Spectators — including “team reps” and “chaperones” — whether rostered or not — must pay $7/day — $10 for a weekend pass — to spectate.

Registration will open on Advanced Event Systems on October 15th.

Schedule will be posted on Advanced Event Systems not later than the Tuesday prior to the event.

There will be no coaches meeting.  Rather, competition format and other  tournament details will be summarized in the Coaches Packet, which will be available a week prior to the event.  

Competition in the a.m. wave commences at 8 a.m. sharp, and the p.m. wave commences at 3 p.m. Doors to all venues will open at 7 a.m.

Southern Volleyball Center

11415 Old Roswell Road, Suite 200; Alpharetta, GA 30009

Suwanee Sports Academy

3640 Burnette Road; Suwanee, GA 30024

There will be no Coaches Meeting.  Rather, we ask that you download and review the aforementioned coaches packet.  This document describes the tournament’s format, along with virtually any detail about the event you would want.

There will be an admission charge of $7/person/day; $10 for a weekend pass –  at all venues.  One wrist band is good at both sites.

Parking at all venues is free, but each location has its challenges, as none of the lots were sized with volleyball tournaments in mind.  Both venues have overflow lots and attendants on staff to direct you.

Hotel Accommodations

Rooms have been set aside at the following hotel, which is convenient to SVC:
Fairfield Inn And Suites Alpharetta
NOTE: Southern Volleyball Center teams

11385Haynes Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004
770-663-4000
$79/nt – breakfast included

Please call hotel and ask for a room in the Southern Volleyball Center Block

If you need a block for your team, please contact Susan Holbrook  678-300-6509

Rooms have been set aside at the following hotel, which is convenient to SSA:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Suwanee

105 Celebration Ave, Suwanee, GA 30024
770-932-9292 ($119/night with breakfast included)

Hotel Link

Food tables are provided at SVC — 1/2 table per team please. Please note that we are space constrained, so we ask that you do NOT bring your own tables into the gym.  Instead, please use the food tables that we provide.  Electrical appliances are not allowed in the premises. Food tables are not allowed at SSA, but you are free to bring outside food and drink into the premises, and their cafe will be open for business.

If the weather is nice you are welcome to set up a table outside at either venue.

One last note about food tables.  We would like to continue to allow them as a convenience to our customers.  While they present few problems during pool play on Saturday, they have become a source of aggravation on Sunday. What happens is that those teams that play early on Sunday take the available table space, and those who play later in the day arrive before the early-playing teams have left, spawning complaints and in many instances unacceptably rude behavior.   Accordingly, we ask teams to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. If you play early, please remove your stuff from the tables and clean up behind you as soon as your team has completed play (NOT after they have completed their final reffing assignment).
  2. If you play later and arrive before food tables have cleared, please be patient.  It may take a few hours, but they will clear.  Feed your kids before arriving at the venue.
  3. If you simply can’t wait, set your table up outside.  Tailgating is a popular solution when the weather is nice.  (Please don’t take a parking spot, though, as parking, too, is limited.)
  4. In all instances, please clean up the mess you have caused.

Team food tables at volleyball tournaments are a charming tradition that exists only in the South, but in venues that are space-constrained they seem to have become a source of aggravation rather than an amenity.  If teams adhere to the above guidelines we will be able continue the tradition at our tournaments, but if food tables continue to be the focus of complaints, frustration and rude behavior, we will simply do what the rest of the country does and disallow them. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Artificial Noise — Please do not bring boom boxes, air horns, bells or the like into the gym.

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Tournament Logistics & Operations                     Briana Johnson, SVT Administrator briana@southernvolleyball.com                            404.683.9494

Scheduling & Registration Questions                   Michael Fletcher – Tournament Director       mfletcher@southernvolleyball.com                      404.936.6723

Housing Information                                               Denise Corrigan – Housing Director               corrigans5@juno.com                                              678.386.9766

 

 

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