BATA Volleyball Tournament - 2016
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08 June 2016

Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) organized it’s 10th Annual Volleyball Tournament at Newark, California. Proceeds from the tournament were donated to the “India Literacy Project “(ILP).

Ravi Tax Services , Cal Homes, You Smile Dental, Lavanya Duvvi, Cambridge Investments, Scopus Consulting Group, Swagat Indian Cuisine, Rama Krishna Venuzia, GooGain were the sponsors for the event and the food sponsor was Peacock (Dublin).

Due to the overwhelming response and on public request, this year the organizers added categories “Throw Ball for women” and “Youth VolleyBall” groups. There were 3 groups “Advanced”, “Intermediate" & “Recreation” for Men and one group for Women. In total over 50 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 7pm.

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. The audience enjoyed several nail biting matches. In all the matches players exhibited their skills and style with spikes and returns resulting in long rallies.

Tournament Organizers Shiv Peparthi & Prasad Mangina thanked all the teams for their participation and continued support in organizing this successful tournament and said the money raised will help lot of needy students in India. Smitha Kumar (Women and Youth Volleyball), Shiva Chava & Reena Katoch (Throw ball) were specially acknowledged.

Speaking on the occasion Sirisha Battula (BATA President) said she is extremely happy with the response and congratulated all the players for their dedication in support of noble cause.

Sirisha introduced BATA committee consisting of Yaswanth Kudaravalli (Vice President), Sumanth Pusuluri (Secretary) Harinath Chikoti (Treasurer) and Srikar Boddu (Joint Secretary).

“Steering Committee” consisting Ravi Thiruveedula, Kamesh Malla & Kalyan Kattamuri.

“Cultural Committee” includes Sridevi Pasupuleti, Srilu Veligeti & Taraka Deepti.

“Logistics Team” includes Kondal Rao, Arun Reddy, Prasant Chinta & Naresh Gajula.

BATA “Advisory Board” Jayaram Komati, Vijaya Aasuri, Veeru Vuppala, Prasad Mangina, Karun Veligeti & Ramesh Konda congratulated the team in making the tournament a grand success.

BATA Committee thanked Manish, RajaniKanth, Hari Vinod, Kartik and Anusha all BATA & ILP volunteers for their support and efforts in organizing the tournament and ensuring all matches were conducted on time. BATA committee specially thanked all the sponsors for their continued support.

Kritika (ILP – Coordinator) thanked BATA for their support and said the money raised from this tournament will be spent towards providing free education to children in India. Krithika also briefed about various projects ILP is currently doing in India. Jaya Prakash (entrepreneur), Satish Vemuri (TANA RVP) and other local leaders attended the event.

BATA committee presented the check (proceeds from the tournament) to ILP.

Results of BATA-ILP Volleyball Cup 2016:

Winner – UniCorns & Runner up – Beasts

Women (Throw Ball - Gold)
Winner - Blazers & Runner up - Pataka’s

Women (Throw Ball - Silver)
Winner – EastBay Chargers & Runner up - Comets

Women (VolleyBall)
Winner- Smoking Aces & Runner up – Touch 3

Men (Recreation Group - Gold):
Winner – Fremont Chargers & Runner up – Cool Guys

Men (Recreation Group - Silver):
Winner – Royal Tigers & Runner up – San Ramon Friends

Men (Intermediate Group):
Winner – Diamond Club & Runner up – Tremors

Men (Advance Group):
Winner – VB Gang & Runner up – Googly

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