ORLANDO VALKYRIES, LED BY PRESIDENT/COO GEORGE MANIAS, SET TO PLAY IN 2024
ORLANDO, Fla. – It was a historic day for the city of Orlando and professional volleyball, with the unveiling of the Orlando Valkyries, member club of the brand-new Pro Volleyball Federation, the only REAL PRO volleyball league in the United States. The team is owned by Florida entrepreneur David Forman and will begin play in January 2024.
In ancient mythology, Valkyries are considered an elite force of female goddesses who represent Courage, Physical Strength, and the Empowerment of Women. The team logo features a Valkyrie goddess dressed in armor and preparing for battle. The moniker is surrounded by the city name, Orlando, and team name. Team colors of iron grey, gold, dark blue and light blue are prominently featured throughout.
“I am proud to help bring women’s professional volleyball to the United States and specifically Central Florida. The league is an emerging property and for Orlando to be awarded a team in the league’s inaugural season is something special,” said Forman. “My commitment to the city and to our fans is that the Valkyries will be competitive on the court, active and involved in our community, and will be doing our part to grow this great game as we strive to be the golden standard of a professional sports franchise.”
The Orlando Valkyries have also named leading sports marketing and management executive George Manias as President and Chief Operating Officer of the franchise. An industry leader, Manias has excelled and has been recognized for his successes leading the business side of sports for over twenty-five years. George has won championships in multiple sports leagues and has led major league organizations such as the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League, the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association and the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. In addition, Manias has also been at the helm for sports marketing agencies such as Front Row Marketing and Legends Global Sales. The Valkyries President issued the following statement about his new role and the team’s brand identity:
“What a great day it is for women’s sports and for professional volleyball in Central Florida. The launch of a professional volleyball league in the United States is long overdue and I am honored to lead Orlando’s team. As of today, we are officially open for business and are actively building an organization that Central Florida will be proud to call their own. The Orlando Valkyries have arrived and from this moment on, we pledge to be an engaging and active force in our community!”
Orlando volleyball fans rejoice, season tickets are on sale NOW! Visit www.OrlandoValkyries.com to place a $25 deposit to hold your seat. For more information, call the Orlando Valkyries executive offices at (321) 244-4600, Ext. 113. Additionally, you can now follow Valkyries on Twitter and Instagram at @ORLValkyries. On Facebook, you can find the team at Facebook.com/ORLValkyries.
The city of Orlando has a rich sports history from their own local professional and collegiate teams, to hosting the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics, to the iconic annual Citrus Bowl game. The Valkyries and Pro Volleyball Federation are elated to be the latest addition to the legacy of Orlando sports.
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ABOUT ORLANDO VALKYRIES
Professional Volleyball League franchise, Orlando Valkyries, will begin play in January of 2024. Season tickets for the inaugural 2024 season are on sale now, contact the Orlando Valkyries sales department at (321) 244-4600 or by going to OrlandoValkyries.com. Follow the team on Facebook at Facebook.com/ORLValkyries or Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @ORLValkyries.
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 February 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.