London, Ontario, September 10th, 2021 – Today, EventConnect, the leading youth sports management software provider, announced a partnership with OVR. This dynamic leader is one of the most significant 40 regional volleyball associations (RVAs) of USA Volleyball (USAV). The Ohio Valley Region includes Ohio and West Virginia and bordering counties (Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver, Washington, Green) of Western Pennsylvania, with over 22,000 members.
The EventConnect and OVR partnership is mutual respect and alignment to help lower the cost of play while streamlining operations for all camps, leagues, and tournaments by adding processes and software where possible. Simplifying the process to play is more straightforward and convenient for all parties with EventConnect, without adding costs or barriers for members and partners. This partnership will answer the long-term goal of the OVR board to introduce a better connection between our membership, travelling participants and players alongside our CVB partners and the hotels that host our notable and talented players.
“We are ecstatic to finally address our long-term goals of securing technology and operational support that will make our business of sport more streamlined while passing savings to our growing membership,” said Valerie, Hotel Liaison at OVR. “In addition, to be able to partner with EventConnect we can solely focus on the needs of our members and the physical fitness, health, and social opportunities that lifetime sport of volleyball provides.”
“Through the work of the Ohio Valley Region, Columbus has hosted hundreds of tournaments over the years and established itself as a top destination for volleyball in the United States. The partnership between OVR and EventConnect will only enhance the tournament experience and provide valuable insight toward our city’s continued emergence as a volleyball hub.” – Greater Columbus Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Logan.
“We couldn’t be happier to partner with OVR given their reputation across Volleyball and what it means for our mission to lower sports fees,” said John D’Orsay, CEO at EventConnect. “It’s organizations like OVR that drive our business forward as they look to utilize all aspects of our platform for increased connection to its membership and players. The local hotels that support the events and the Columbus Sports Commission are looking for deeper connected impact data will now have this at their fingertips.”
EventConnect is the only event management software in the sports tourism industry that connects thousands of rights holders, tournament directors and accommodations on one platform—working with more than 4,000 events, 40,000 hotels in over 800 cities across North America. EventConnect helps top sports destinations/organizations reduce administrative tasks and increases the capacity to deliver memorable experiences to all participants. The no-cost, end-to-end platform is customized for each partner’s needs and is seamless for organizers and participants to use, creating efficiency while increasing value. EventConnect has an average savings of 24% on hotel rates versus the leading booking platforms and has an over 99% rate of booking satisfaction and positive experiences.
Learn more at www.eventconnect.io.
About Ohio Valley Region (OVR)
The Ohio Valley Region (OVR), Inc. is one of the largest of the 40 regional volleyball associations (RVAs) of USA Volleyball (USAV). The OVR provides opportunities for members to participate in local, regional, zonal, and national competitions. The large and active membership (22,557 for the 2016 season) grants the flexibility to offer exceptional opportunities such as holding Junior Regional Championships in a metropolitan convention center. OVR also sponsors High-Performance teams for elite juniors and coaches who wish to excel and challenge their abilities at a highly competitive level of play. For more information, visit http://ovr.org.