GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Following its recent “Name the Team” contest, West Michigan Pro Volleyball will reveal the franchise’s name and identity in a first-intermission ceremony during the Grand Rapids Griffins’ regular-season home finale this Friday, April 14 against the Rockford IceHogs at Van Andel Arena.
For the unveiling, DP Fox director of strategic investments Cole DeVos and West Michigan Pro Volleyball head coach Cathy George will be joined at center ice by youth players from the Michigan Volleyball Academy and winners of the “Name the Team” contest.
Game time is 7 p.m. Fans can secure their tickets through griffinshockey.com/tickets, or watch the game locally on WXSP-TV or online at AHLTV.com.
MEDIA NOTE: Credentialed photographers will be permitted on the ice for photo opportunities during and after the ceremony, provided they sign a waiver at the Griffins’ media entrance between 5-7 p.m. on Friday. They should enter the ice surface through the south Zamboni tunnel after the teams and referees have left the ice for the first intermission and take a position in front of either penalty box door (not on the red line, please). DeVos and George will be available for interviews in the backstage hallway outside the Green Room immediately after the ceremony.
ABOUT WEST MICHIGAN PRO VOLLEYBALL
Founded in December 2022 as the first Pro Volleyball Federation franchise and Grand Rapids’ first major-league women’s sports team, West Michigan Pro Volleyball will make its debut at Van Andel Arena in January 2024. The team is operated by DP Fox Sports & Entertainment and owned by Dan DeVos, who is also co-owner and CEO of the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Visit wmprovolleyball.com.
ABOUT PRO VOLLEYBALL FEDERATION
Pro Volleyball Federation is REAL pro volleyball and the premier women’s professional volleyball league in North America. Pro Volleyball Federation will begin play in January 2024 with world class players and coaches, including some of America’s greatest volleyball players and elite players from around the world. Our entire focus is on ensuring that our level and quality of play, our treatment of players, the quality of our event presentations, and our day-to-day fan experience is world class and the very best offered in North America. For more information, visit ProVolleyball.com.