BATA’s 7th Annual Volleyball Tournament
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03 June 2013

Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) organized it’s 7th Annual Volleyball Tournament on June 2nd, 2013at Sunnyvale, California. Proceeds from the tournament were donated to the “India Literacy Project “(ILP) projects in India.

Ravi Tax Services was the tournament grand sponsor and the food sponsor was Athidhi Indian Cuisine. Additionally, Scopus Consulting Group, Swagat Indian Cuisine, Peacock Indian Cuisine, Channel Real Estate & Mortgage and International Technology University (ITU) were the other sponsors for the event.

Due to the overwhelming response and on public request, this year the organizers added a new “Youth” group, there were 3 groups “Advanced”, “Intermediate" & “Recreation” for Men and one group for Women. In total over 40 teams participated in this event, involving more than 300 players. The playing ground was packed with well-prepared players and enthusiastic supporters and fans. The tournament started early morning around 8am and went throughout the day till 8pm.

In the 1st round, the games were round-robin format and top 2 teams in each group advanced into the quarter finals. The teams participating varied from seasoned volleyball teams to casual players who wanted to come and support the cause. Most of the matches were very closely contested with several matches resulting in ties or matches being decided with a difference of couple of points. The audience enjoyed several nail biting matches. In all the matches players exhibited their skills and style with huge spikes and returns resulting in long rallies.

At the conclusion of the tournament Prasad Mangina (BATA) thanked all the teams for their participation and volunteers in organizing this successful tournament. Prasad then invited the guests to join the presentation ceremony. Shiv Peparthi (Tournament Organizer) thanked all the teams for their continued support and all the volunteers for their hard work. Kalyan Kattamuri (BATA Vice-president) said he is extremely happy with the response & thanked Veeru Vuppala, Prasad Mangina, Shiv Peparthi, Ravi Thiruvedula, Ramesh Konda, Yaswanth Kudaravalli, Sumanth Pusuluri, Kiran Vinnakota, Karun Veligeti, Kartik (ILP), Smita, Kondal Rao, Hari Chikoti, Shiva Kada, Srikar, Rathna, Deepthi & Uday and all BATA & ILP volunteers for their support.

Speaking on the occasion JayaRam Komati (TANA Ex-President) applauded BATA’s efforts in organizing these fund raisers in support of various non-profits and he presented the check (proceeds from the tournament) to the ILP team.Vijaya Aasuri (BATA Advisor) thanked all the teams for their support and congratulated all the players for their dedication and playing the sport with right spirit.

VenkiVenkatesh (ILP – National Coordinator) thanked BATA for their support and said the money raised from this tournament will be spent towards providing free education to needy children in India.Venki also briefed about various projects ILP is currently doing in India.

BATA committee consisting of Kamesh Malla (President), Kalyan Kattamuri (Vice-President), Srirsha Battula (Secretary), Yaswanth Kudaravalli (Treasurer), Sumanth Pusuluri (Jt. Secretary), Vijaya Aasuri, Veeru Vuppala, Sridevi Pasupuleti, Kiran Vinnakota, Srilu Veligeti & Deepthi thanked all the volunteers for their efforts in organizing the tournament and ensuring all matches were conducted on time. BATA committee specially thanked all the sponsors for their continued support

BATA committee presented the trophies to all the Winners & Runner Up.

Results of BATA-ILP Volleyball Cup 2013:
Winner - Island Fever
Runner Up - Touch–3 Cupertino Fury

Winner – Tino Mom’s
Runner up – VB Girls

Men (Recreation Group):
Winner – Fremont Pulakesis
Runner up – Angry Birds

Men (Intermediate Group):
Winner – Chargers
Runner up – Bouncers

Men (Advance Group):
Winner – Pioneers
Runner up – Mighty Hitters

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