As we head into our 19th year, we are very excited about the upcoming year. As we continue to grow and expand, we would like to expand our coaching staff. If you love the game and are interested in making a difference in the lives of today's youth, please contact Janice at email@example.com. Roles include but are not limited to head coaches, assistant coaches, floating coaches, specialty coaches, sand coaches, and academy coaches.
Our Penguins teams are headed to Nationals this week!
The Penguins Boys 14's team will head to Houston, Texas for the Boys Junior National Championship June 29- July 2.
Click here to see the team schedule.
Our Penguins 131's, 141's, 142's 151's and 161's teams will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the Girls Junior National Championship June 25 through July 3.
Click here to see the team schedules.
Wish them luck and safe travels!
Midwest Penguins Volleyball Club, in partnership with E.C.H.O., recently hosted the second annual Big Ball Bash at Center Court Sports Complex in Waukesha.
The event raised more than $9,000 for E.C.H.O., and Penguins Teams headed to Nationals.
"We had a great turnout this year," said Anne Slattery, club director of Penguins and co-founder of E.C.H.O. "It was great to see so many people out, supporting a great cause."
E.C.H.O. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging others to live a healthy lifestyle
More than 255 people,43 teams, participated in the two-day weekend.
"We want to personally thank everyone who came and participated," Slattery said. "The event could not be successful without our participants, our sponsors or our volunteers."
Teams competed in a cross-over type volleyball tournament each night of the event. Instead of a traditional volleyball, teams competed using a giant four-foot volleyball for the matches.
"Not only does the annual event help raise money for our Penguins teams headed to Nationals, it's a great opportunity to get out, get active, and fulfill the mission of E.C.H.O. too," said Slattery.
Athletes from the teams headed to Nationals refereed and kept score for the event.
Sponsors for this year’s event included: OneTouchPoint-CCI, Allen Family, Center Court Sports Complex, Culvers- Waukesha, E.C.H.O., Frett Barrington, GHMB, Inc., dba Culvers, GI Associates, Kusch's Automotive, Lake Country Corporation, LearningRX, Maximized Living, Midwest Penguins Volleyball, Riedel Sports, Sky Zone, Steele Grandparent's, Waukesha Professional Firefighters Local 407, WI Coach Lines/Coach USA, and Wipfli.
Proceeds benefited the Penguins Boys 14's team, Penguins 131, 141, 151, and 161’s teams that will compete in the 35th Annual USAV Girls Junior National Tournament in Minneapolis, Minn., at the end of the month.
Center Court provided food and drink specials for the evening, and each Penguins team generously donated baskets for a drawing valuing between $100 and $150. A silent auction also took place.
Check out the THANK YOU slide show created for participants and sponsors at the event by clicking on the video below.
Penguins club director, Anne Slattery, has been elected Treasurer for the Badger Region Board of Directors.
The Badger Region Board of Directors is comprised of four Executive Committee members and seven Regional Representives.
Slattery previously served as the Metro Milwaukee Regional Representative. Pati Rolf, was recently elected in that position.
The two join Scott Blackmon as the At Large member of the board of directors. Eight Advisory committee members and four region staff members have a voice on the board, but do not vote.
"I'm excited to be able to serve the Badger Region in this new capacity," Slattery said. "I look forward to working with the other members of the Board to continue to make the Badger Region the best it can be for volleyball athletes in our region."
The Second Annual Big Ball Bash will take place tonight and tomorrow at Center Court Sports Complex in Waukesha.
The event is hosted in partnership between Midwest Penguins Volleyball Club and E.C.H.O, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empower change through healthy opportunities.
Proceeds from the event will benefit E.C.H.O. and Midwest Penguin teams headed to Nationals in June.
“We’re really excited about the turnout this year, it’s sure to be a great time,” said Janice Siebert, club director.
Big Ball Bash will kick off tonight with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and first round of games starting around 6:30 p.m. Teams will compete against each other using a giant-four-foot-volleyball. Games will end at approximatley 9:30 p.m.
“Even if you aren’t on a team, this is a great opportunity to come out and support the Penguins and E.C.H.O,” Siebert said. “It’s fun to watch.”
Food and refreshments will be available throughout the weekend, and Penguins National Teams have donated several themed raffle baskets for the event.
“Our teams were asked to put together items for the raffle,” said Anne Slattery, club director. “They were very generous, the baskets are full of really great items.”
Raffle baskets will be split between the two nights. A silent auction will also take place.
Penguin parents of the recent club season! We look forward to seeing you the sand Tuesday nights at center court! See you soon! 😀