Grow the Game Challenge begins campaign offering preorder tickets, fan experiences

College men’s volleyball fans can now support the inaugural Grow the Game Challenge — even if you are not traveling to Nashville for the event.

Off the Block on Wednesday announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign where fans can preorder tournament ticket and get in-match fan experiences by supporting the Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge presented by MotorMVB.

The Grow the Game Challenge is a non-conference tournament that will take place Jan. 12-14 in Nashville at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The three-day event is the largest non-conference event of the season with 12 matches in a three-day span and features 10 NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams — Barton, Charleston, Erskine, Grand Canyon, Hawai’i, Limestone, Lincoln Memorial, Lindenwood, McKendree and North Greenville.

Tickets for the Grow the Game Challenge are $5 for a day pass and $10 for tournament pass. In addition, fans unable to attend the event can still purchase tickets that will be donated to the local Nashville community.

All preorder tickets can be purchased through the Kickstarter campaign and will be available for fans to pick-up at will call on gameday.

Along preorder ticket sales, this Kickstarter campaign gives fans the opportunity to donate to in-match fan experiences offered at nowhere else in college men’s volleyball.

Among the in-match fan experiences that can purchase with this Kickstarter includes determining the musical playlist during the teams’ prematch warm-ups, performing the ceremonial first serve before a match and visiting a team’s locker room to hear a coach’s prematch speech to their players.

All proceeds from this Kickstarter campaign will go towards helping fund gameday operations and experiences for the Grow the Game Challenge.

This tournament will be the first time in the city’s history that Nashville plays host to a NCAA men’s volleyball event. A goal of the Grow the Game Challenge is to bring college men’s volleyball to a part of the nation that traditionally has not experienced the sport.

Off the Block launched in 2011 and is the nation’s leader in college men’s volleyball coverage. The Nashville-basd national award winning website is committed to helping grow the sport of college men’s volleyball. Vinnie Lopes, the founder and editor of Off the Block, will serve as the tournament coordinator for the Grow the Game Challenge.

Below are all the packages that individuals can get by contributing to this Kickstarter campaign. In addition, to preorder tickets to the Grow the Game Challenge or to get any of the in-match fan experiences, click here.

GROW THE GAME EXPERIENCE

  • Access to your own stadium suite to watch all 12 tournament matches of the Grow the Game Challenge.
  • Visit a team’s locker room before a tournament match to watch the coaching staff’s prematch speech to their players (some restrictions based on head coach’s approval).
  • A large pizza from MAFFIAoZA’S delivered to your suite for you to eat during a tournament match.
  • Admission to the tournament’s VIP and hospitality suite.
  • You get to go behind the service line and serve the ceremonial first serve before a match during the Grow the Game Challenge.
  • You get to determine the musical playlist that will be played in the arena during the team warmups of a tournament match (some restrictions to songs do apply).
  • Official Grow the Game Challenge t-shirt.
  • Four tournament passes (each pass good for admission to all 12 tournament matches).

Price: $200

VIP EXPERIENCE

  • Admission to the tournament’s VIP and hospitality suite.
  • Option of you performing the ceremonial first serve before a tournament match OR picking the musical playlist during prematch team warmups of a tournament match.
  • Official Grow the Game Challenge t-shirt.
  • Two tournament passes (each pass good for general admission to all 12 tournament matches).

Price: $100

FIRST SERVE HONORS

  • You get to go behind the service line and serve the ceremonial first serve before a match during the Grow the Game Challenge.
  • Official Grow the Game Challenge t-shirt.
  • Tournament pass (general admission ticket for all 12 tournament matches).

Price: $75

MUSIC & SWAG

  • You get to determine the musical playlist that will be played in the arena during the team warmups of a tournament match (some restrictions to songs do apply).
  • Official Grow the Game Challenge t-shirt.
  • Tournament pass (general admission ticket for all 12 tournament matches).

Price: $60

PREMATCH MUSIC PLAYLIST

  • You get to determine the musical playlist that will be played in the arena during the team warmups of a tournament match (some restrictions to songs do apply).
  • Tournament pass (general admission ticket for all 12 tournament matches).

Price: $50

TICKET & SWAG

  • Official Grow the Game Challenge t-shirt.
  • Tournament pass (general admission ticket for all 12 tournament matches).

Price: $35

TOURNAMENT PASS

  • General admission ticket to all 12 matches of the Grow the Game Challenge.

Price: $10

TOURNAMENT PASS DONATION

  • Can’t attend the event but still want to help, no problem. This option lets you buy a tournament pass for all 12 matches that will be donated to the first person who comes to Allen Arena on gameday without a tournament pass.

Price: $10

SINGLE-DAY TICKET

  • Single-day general admission ticket for the Grow the Game Challenge. You can select the day you want use the ticket, and it’s good for all matches played that day of the tournament.

Price: $5

SINGLE-DAY TICKET DONATION

  • Can’t attend the event but still want to help, no problem. This option lets you buy a single-day general admission ticket that will be donated to the first person who comes to Allen Arena on gameday without a ticket.

Price: $5