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The Champion Project - Winter Clinics

By Don Gleason, 05/01/18, 8:15AM EDT


The Champion Project has concluded its winter youth volleyball clinics, which took place at two community centers in the city of Buffalo; The Resource Council of Western New York, and West Side Community Services.  These clinics were in conjunction with MotorMVB's "Extending Our Reach" initiative, and were run by Donald Gleason, the head coach of the men's volleyball program at Daemen College. 


These clinics, which were provided free of charge to participants, aimed to provide basic skill instruction appropriate for beginners, including lower nets, smaller courts and lighter balls. The overall goal was to expose the participants to a sport they may not have been entirely familiar with in hopes of driving their enthusiasm for learning, competition and sports.


"Donald and his staff were a great addition to our programming.[...] Every week he and his staff kept the kids' attention with fun games and a positive atmosphere.  The kids have even asked to play volleyball on days that Donald and his staff wouldn't be attending," said Bobby Cavaneso, Director of Health & Wellness at WSCS.


The Champion Project will look to continue these clinics at these two locations, as well as other community centers and schools within the city of Buffalo.  If your facility would like to inquire about collaborating with The Champion Project, please reach out to Donald Gleason at