Foley Falls in Love with the Valentine Classic

USA Vollleyball’s Gulf Coast Region loves Foley, so it’s no surprise the Valentine Classic will be held at the Foley Event Center, February 9 – 10.

Tournament Director, Kate Wood, said teams from Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, and Alabama will be attending. The teams range in age from 12U to 18U and will be all girls.

“This is a fun day with girls ‘in love’ with their favorite sport- volleyball,” Wood joked.

The number of girls falling in love with volleyball continues to grow. Wood said this is the fifth year they’ve held the Valentine Classic and it has grown each year. She said they expect to see at least 15 more teams in 2019 than last year.

Foley Sports Tourism (FST) Event Operations Manager Angie Sullivan said FST is excited to host volleyball in the event center because it gives people who attend multiple tournaments here the chance to experience something new with each trip.

“There are so many amazing restaurants, hotels, and attractions in Foley it’s hard to see it all in just one trip,” Sullivan said. “Repeat visitors mean we get to help people fall even more in love with our city.”

The Valentine Classic is open to the public and there’s a $5 admission fee for those 12 and older.

For more information on this tournament or any FST events, visit our events page.