“Wimpy” Tiefenbach Volleyball Tournament a hit at its new location

 

By Ron Giofu

 

The J. “Wimpy” Tiefenbach Memorial Volleyball Tournament was held Saturday in a new spot but still produced strong results.

The tournament was played at the Fort Family Fun Centre on both the sand volleyball courts as well as grass courts chalked out behind the sand courts.

The J. “Wimpy” Tiefenbach Memorial Volleyball tournament was held Saturday at the Fort Family Fun Centre. A total of 33 teams participated.

The J. “Wimpy” Tiefenbach Memorial Volleyball tournament was held Saturday at the Fort Family Fun Centre. A total of 33 teams participated.

“The new location worked out great,” said Rick Reid, a member of the tournament’s organizing committee that also included Dan Monk, Kristi Meloche, Mike Olson, Pat Kochaniec and Ken Rivait. “Thanks to the Fort Family Fun Centre for donating the property to us for yet another Wimpy Tiefenbach tournament.”

The new location is believed to have contributed to a younger crowd attending as Reid noticed there were “a lot of young faces” this year. He added that a lot of volunteers helped come out Saturday to make sure the volleyball tournament was presented smoothly.

The J. “Wimpy” Tiefenbach Memorial Volleyball tournament was held Saturday at the Fort Family Fun Centre. A total of 33 teams participated.

The J. “Wimpy” Tiefenbach Memorial Volleyball tournament was held Saturday at the Fort Family Fun Centre. A total of 33 teams participated.

There was a bit of a slow start as just a few weeks ago, there were only three teams signed up. There ended up being 33 teams over four divisions by the time the tournament started.

“This is Amherstburg,” said Monk. “Everyone pulls together in the end.”

The J. “Wimpy” Tiefenbach Memorial Volleyball tournament was held Saturday at the Fort Family Fun Centre. A total of 33 teams participated.

The J. “Wimpy” Tiefenbach Memorial Volleyball tournament was held Saturday at the Fort Family Fun Centre. A total of 33 teams participated.

The tournament is an annual event put on by the Amherstburg Firefighters Association and all proceeds stay within the community. The association presents scholarships and also uses proceeds to support others in need. Early projections have this year’s tournament raising about $4-5,000.

“It’s our 28th year,” added Monk. “We’re hoping to keep on going.”

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