“Stroke-lese:” AVCA’s Kathy DeBoer steals IVHF induction ceremony present


VBM editor Lee Feinswog and the inductees at Friday’s Mayor’s reception after capping the night with interviews/IVHF photograph

HOLYOKE, Massachusetts — There’s extra to the annual Worldwide Volleyball Corridor of Fame induction ceremonies than simply honoring the most recent members.

This previous weekend we’d have heard the best speech.


Within the case of this previous Saturday, the thirty seventh class included seashore nice Phil Dalhausser of the USA, seashore nice Larissa of Brazil, indoor nice Katsutoshi Nekoda of Japan (represented by his extremely gracious widow, Reiko), Italian teaching nice Silvano Prandi, longtime administrator Shanrit Wongprasert of Thailand, and indoor nice Yumilka Ruiz of Cuba, who couldn’t attend due to visa points.

The IVHF class of 2023

There additionally different awards given, and, significantly, nothing topped the speech from retired AVCA government director Kathy DeBoer, who was launched by IVHF government director George Mulry earlier than she acquired the Mintonette Medallion of Benefit.

Please watch Mulry introduce DeBoer, who then provides her acceptance speech:



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