Off the Block launches Block Racism Campaign for college men’s volleyball postseason

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Every block this postseason has the potential to help the career development of minority volleyball coaches.

Off the Block announced Thursday that it has launched the Block Racism Campaign for the upcoming NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball postseason.

The Block Racism Campaign encourages fans to pledge a donation to the AVCA Diversity Awards program for every block their favorite NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team records during the upcoming postseason.

The AVCA Diversity Awards was created to both assist minority coaches entering the coaching profession and to help the chances of career advancement. Recipients of the award in previous years have their registration and lodging costs paid for so they can attend the annual AVCA Convention.


Participants in the Block Racism Campaign can pledge amounts ranging from 25 cents per block to $2 per block.

Pledge forms can be filled out through the Off the Block website by clicking here.

No money or payment is required when a pledge is submitted. Participants will be contacted following the postseason with their final pledge total and additional information on how to fulfill their pledged amount.

The college men’s volleyball postseason begins in April with the Big West Tournament, ConfCarolinas Tournament, EIVA Tournament, IVA Tournament, MIVA Tournament and MPSF Tournament. The NCAA Tournament will feature seven teams with the finals taking place May 8 in Columbus, Ohio.

Off the Block is a national award winning website and the nation’s leader in college men’s volleyball coverage. In addition, the media organization will coordinate Block Racism Campaign

While 100 percent of pledges will go to the AVCA Diversity Awards program, this philanthropic campaign is not officially affiliated with the AVCA.

Team blocks totals during the postseason will be calculated based on the official match box scores.