Toronto is 1 year away from the biggest sporting event it will have hosted!!!
The PanAm games will bring 10,000 athletes to the GTA next summer in what can be described at the Olympics of North & South America.
I participated in 2 PanAm Games in Caracas in 1983 and Indianapolis in 1987. Many of the top volleyball teams in the world come from the PanAM countries.... Brazil, Cuba, Dominican, Mexico, Argentina and of course our men's and women's team from Canada... both in beach and indoor volleyball.
I strongly urge any young athletes to get involved as a volunteer for these Games... the experience will be one of a lifetime!!... If you can't get into volleyball, try for the many other volunteer positions available... even a dancer in the opening ceremonies!!.. You will never forget it.
It has been 30 years since I participated in the Panam Games and the memories and friendships are still lasting.
I will be at the Countdown at Nathan Phillips Square Friday July 11. You can find me at the sitting volleyball demo at 5:30 and the meet & greet afterwards... please stop and say hello....
If you can't get down tomorrow, on Sunday, Markham will be hosting a street festival from 2-8pm.
CLICK here for the link...
hope to see you with your Canadian colours on!!
As many thoughts of volleyball & my many days of playing come up for me these days, I thought I would share some insights with young & old players, coaches alike!!