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Mankorah Coed Volleyball Tournament Returns to Greater Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (January 22, 2019) — One of Minnesota’s largest adult volleyball tournaments returns to greater Mankato for its fifth straight year. The Mankorah Coed Volleyball Tournament is a two-day event held on February 16-17, 2019 attracting teams of various competition levels throughout Minnesota and surrounding states including Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Last year, the double-elimination tournament brought together 68 teams and more than 400 players; a 150% increase from 2015 when the tournament was established in the greater Mankato area to continue a volleyball tradition originating in Decorah, Iowa.

Kelcey Woods-Nord, one of the three voluntary hosts for the co-ed tournament stated, "It's really exciting the way MN has embraced this tournament. We moved it up here because it was one of our favorite times to play - there are just so many teams and it brings a lot of the volleyball community together in one place.” Woods-Nord is joined by two other volunteer hosts, Travis Anderson and Josh Splinter, who have all been a part of the Minnesota Volleyball community and are the driving force behind bringing the competition to the greater Mankato.

Teams are encouraged to register by January 23, 2019, to secure their place for the pool-play tournament and player party held in downtown Mankato. Tournament hosts may be contacted at mankorahvolleyball@gmail.com and registration and event details can be found on the Mankorah Coed Volleyball Tournament website at mankorah.com.

About the Mankato Sports Commission:

The Mankato Sports Commission, an initiative of Visit Mankato, has a mission to drive the sporting economy in Greater Mankato by providing leadership, guidance and expertise that enables the attraction, support and/or administration of sporting events and tournaments to the area. Visit Mankato, the local convention and visitor’s bureau, is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG), which also includes the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, downtown development organization, City Center Partnership, and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy. Visit Mankato leads the development of the visitor economy in Greater Mankato by actively promoting Greater Mankato as a premier destination for conventions, tournaments and tourism. These activities bring a steady flow of visitors and business activity to Greater Mankato that benefit local residents and future visitors. The work of the Sports Commission and Visit Mankato helps strengthen the hospitality industry which provides jobs, a diverse tax base and amenities for everyone to enjoy.

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership