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Please contribute your memories, photos, stories or simple condolences, by sending those to firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who might wish to offer contributions to help offset medical and funeral service costs, may do so at the Wendy Sapp Memorial GoFundMe account.
Our thanks to Cathy Mahaffey and NORCO for establishing the Fund on the family's behalf!
“Your passing came too soon on; Tuesday, February 28, 2023. You were always the glue, with a gift of bringing people together. From planning a volleyball tournament or a holiday family dinner, you were the orchestrator, and no one could do it better. Never taking credit, always reliable, and ensuring everything you touched went together seamlessly. Always loyal and knew what to do in every situation. Your reach and impact are more than you could ever imagine. Because of your dedication, the Rocky Mountain Region grew from a few hundred members to a couple thousand over your 20 years of service. One of your most substantial accomplishments was bringing a multi-day event to the grassroots level for all to enjoy, the RMR Showdown. You created a solid foundation for those to follow. Some would say you were a true female pioneer, impacting everyone around you. You left behind a legacy that will continue to grow; a faithful friend, a caring sister and daughter, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. You will be sorely missed by many.
A "Celebration Service" will be held Saturday March 18th, 2-5pm, at The Island.
Flowers and remembrances may be brought (or shipped on the 17th) to The Island.
Come help us celebrate Wendy's extraordinary life!
March 1, 2023
Long-time office manager Wendy Sapp passed peacefully in her sleep yesterday. She is survived by her husband Glenn, her daughters Jazzy and Nikky, as well as loving siblings, nieces and grandchildren.
Wendy was "the heart and soul" of the RMR for some 20 years. Along with her "Commissioner Husband" Glenn, she built many of the programs that are central to RMR operations, including our ever-popular RMR-Showdown. Wendy's hard work and tireless dedication helped make the RMR what it is today!
Glenn and Wendy's daughters Nikky and Jazzy grew up in the RMR offices and on our courts. Brother Larry and nieces Suki and Sumi were mainstays at the Showdown... along with all the "RMR Aunties!"
Wendy and her family did the 'million things' that it takes!
Please join us at the RMR office in offering our condolences to the entire Sapp family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all...
SOS rankings for the RMR Girls division for the 22-23 season are now public. To find your team, please click on this rankings link and see where your team stands!
Best of luck to all teams as we continue our season!
This Sunday almost all of our courts will play under our new format, with six teams playing on two courts. This "modified" pool plays each team against only four of their five potential opponents, so that everyone gets four matches under a fixed schedule. That's the "sweet spot" for length of day, I'm told.. and there's no waiting around for "the other pool to finish" before you can play your crossover. In fact, no teams are "off" at any time. With only three teams per court, you're either reffing or playing all the time. There are fewer teams (fewer people overall) in the gym too! We do schedule a 30 minute lunch break in after the first three rounds, so that everyone gets a chance to have a bite to eat.
This year we have some of the largest registration numbers ever! The recent Girls Power-1-Even saw more than 320 teams play on more than 100 courts!
Most RMR events play at 20 or more different sites, and those sites change every week. Depending on site availability, we utilize gyms from Ft. Collins to Colorado Springs. Different age divisions and pools will play in different areas each week, depending on the numbers of teams registered and how those best fit into the available gyms. It's a big puzzle, every week!
Since registration closes "Mondays at noon" only 6 days before any given Power, we are not able to publish playing sites until Tuesday evening. We understand that it is of the utmost importance to get out the schedule in a timely fashion, and we do appreciate your patience throughout the season!
Inclement Weather Policy
The RMR does not dictate whether teams or participants should or should not travel in any inclement weather or other conditions. Club/Team travel to any RMR event is always at your own risk and expense . In the event of road closures (verifiable by State Patrol) due to inclement weather on the date of the tournament, it is the responsibility of the Club/Team Representative to notify the Tournament Director that the team will not be participating in the tournament. Only notify the RMR Office if the Tournament Director can not be reached. The team will forfeit all matches which will result in receiving last place in that division. If deemed appropriate, the Junior Committee of the RMR Board of Directors may reimburse tournament entry fee (s) based on the above noted criteria.
... MORE VOLLEYBALL IN DENVER AND THE RMR!
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 23, 2023) – The Rocky Mountains will be alive with the sound of volleyball in 2025 when Denver hosts the USA Volleyball Open National Championship on May 23-28 at the Colorado Convention Center.
The Open National Championship is the longest-running volleyball tournament in the United States and features women’s and men’s teams with players ages 18 to 80.
The field will include teams comprised of former USA Volleyball national team players and national team development program (NTDP) athletes.
“We are happy to be bringing the 2025 USA Volleyball Open National Championship to the Mile High City of Denver,” said USA Volleyball President and CEO Jamie Davis. “The Open Championship provides adult teams at every level a chance to compete against others from both foreign and domestic. This tournament epitomizes the essence of USAV and shows that volleyball is truly a sport for life. We thank the Denver Sports Commission for all its support.”
In addition, USA Volleyball will celebrate volleyball leaders and stars at its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ahead of the 2025 tournament.
Here's some exciting news, just posted by USAV!
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2023)
The 2023 USA Volleyball Mountain Classic Boys Junior National Qualifier will be hosted in Denver, Colorado, on December 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center. The 2022 Mountain Classic made its successful debut in Salt Lake City.
“We are excited to bring the 2023 Mountain Classic to Denver,” said USA Volleyball President and CEO Jamie Davis. “Athletes and their families will experience fantastic competition on the court as they pursue a coveted bid to the 2024 USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship. The area is filled with great sports and entertainment attractions for families to enjoy and is a short drive to Colorado Springs – home to USA Volleyball and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Thank you to the Denver Sports Commission for its partnership and support.”
Registration information will be announced soon.
“Denver has always been a hub for high-level volleyball, and we’re looking forward to welcoming all of the young players and their families to The Mile High City for this elite competition,” said Matthew Payne, executive director of the Denver Sports Commission. “As a premier sports destination, we have a longstanding relationship with USA Volleyball, and we are always happy to partner with them in support of these top-tier sporting events.”
The 2023 Mountain Classic will be a qualifier towards the 2024 Boys Junior National Championship on June 26-July 3 in Dallas, Texas.
To view all upcoming boys junior national qualifiers, visit USAVolleyball.org.
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