FRISCO, Texas / COLUMBUS, Ohio (December 15, 2022) – NFL quarterback Joe Burrow and his parents Jimmy and Robin Burrow have become the most recent Founding Partners of Pro Volleyball Federation, the premier professional women’s volleyball league in North America.
The new indoor league will take the court in February 2024, providing a new professional horizon for players throughout North America.
“My family and I are thrilled to put our support behind this great opportunity for world-class volleyball athletes,” Joe Burrow said. “No one ever achieves greatness without first being provided an opportunity. Pro Volleyball Federation is opening the door, and we are excited to see these athletes chase their dreams and goals.”
Pro Volleyball Foundation recently announced DP Fox Sports & Entertainment and its chairman Dan DeVos as its first publicly announced team ownership group. DeVos and his family also own the NBA’s Orlando Magic and the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, and DeVos is a limited partner of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs. DP Fox will own and operate a team in Grand Rapids, MI, during the league’s 2024 inaugural season.
“This is a great day for our family,” said Jimmy Burrow. “It’s hard not to notice the explosive growth of the sport of women’s volleyball in the United States. Robin and I could not be more excited to join Pro Volleyball Federation in helping to showcase this fantastic game, the fierce competition, and the world-class athletes who now have an opportunity to live out their dreams while playing professionally in the United States.”
Joe Burrow is not the only quarterback involved in Pro Football Federation. Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer is also a Founding Partner in Pro Volleyball Federation. Dilfer has three daughters who play volleyball at a high level, including Tori, who currently plays professionally in Italy.
“We are honored to add Joe, Jimmy, and Robin to our outstanding group of Founding Partners,” said Dave Whinham, a founder of Pro Volleyball Federation and CEO of The TEAM Management. “I have known Jimmy for a long time, and during the time we have worked to build this league, the Burrow family has become extremely passionate about our collective vision to grow a league based on quality, viability, fairness, and treating our players the right way.”
Eight to 10 initial teams will debut in volleyball hotbeds throughout the nation during Pro Volleyball Federation’s inaugural 2024 season, with additional markets added in subsequent years. In addition to the Grand Rapids announcement, the league has already identified ownership groups in four additional markets and will continue announcing those markets and ownership groups in the coming weeks.
The Pro Volleyball Federation regular season will consist of 16 matches, though that number will likely expand in future seasons. Rosters will include 14 players and the league expects to have a minimum of three National Game of the Week windows on major broadcast networks and a worldwide streaming partner.
First-year base salaries in Pro Volleyball Federation will be similar to those of current first-year WNBA players. Pro Volleyball Federation players will be able to earn additional compensation based on achievement and postseason advancement, while also sharing revenues with the league.
Those wishing to become a part of Pro Volleyball Federation, whether as a prospective player, coach, team owner, investor, sponsor, vendor, media company, or host venue, can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit provolleyball.com.
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