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Petitioning Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans

Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans: Mid-City Volleyball Group needs a home

Both MCVG and MCYV want community support for the development of a small sand volleyball facility on S&WB property near Bayou St John.

Letter to
Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
The Mid-City Volleyball Group (MCVG)* and Mid-City Youth Volleyball (MCYV)** are nonprofit organizations devoted to introducing children to the sport of outdoor volleyball and offering opportunities for both children and adults to play sand volleyball. MCVG and MCYV propose to build and operate a small sand volleyball venue ranging from two to five courts on city property that is currently dedicated for the use and benefit of the Sewerage & Water Board. The property is approximately 200 feet from the west edge of Bayou St John and is bounded by Toulouse Street, Jefferson Davis Parkway, Orleans Avenue and Armstrong’s Supply Company. The facility will be used for after-school youth clinics and weeknight adult leagues, and it will also be used on weekends for tournaments for both children and adults. MCVG/MCYV hopes to provide a community-friendly atmosphere that will foster both recreational camaraderie and competitive excellence. Please sign our petition to help us persuade the S&WB that transforming a muddy strip of grass into an active recreational area will be a benefit to our neighborhood and an appropriate use of that space. Thank you for your support!

*The Mid-City Volleyball Group is a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) social welfare organization whose mission is to create a safe public space in Mid-City New Orleans where residents can enjoy outdoor activity, reduce stress and build community through the shared experience of playing beach volleyball.

**Mid-City Youth Volleyball has applied for tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity status and expects a determination from the IRS by mid-January 2013. The mission of MCYV is to teach children the fundamentals of outdoor volleyball in a supportive environment of good sportsmanship. In the process of learning basic volleyball techniques and tactics, children will improve their physical health and will develop interpersonal communication skills that will benefit them throughout their adult lives.

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