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Whitty Tournament, Volleyball Stars Support Starlings

By Admin, 06/05/17, 12:00PM PDT

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Starlings got a big assist from some of the sport’s biggest names in Del Mar, California, on June 3 at the Mike Whitmarsh Beach Volleyball Tournament, which donated proceeds to Starlings.

Among the volleyball luminaries in attendance were three-time Olympic gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings, who posted a “keep up the great work, Starlings” shout out on Instagram, and Karch Kiraly, who signed autographs for a long line of fans.

Team Starlings, which competed in the tourney, included three Olympic gold medalists: Ricci Luyties, Steve Salmons and Doug Partie.

Players at Mike Whitmarsh Beach Volleyball Tournament

Team Starlings at the tournament was (from left): Raphael Tulino, Andy Aguiar, Ricci Luyties, Steve Salmons, Doug Partie, Ken Lentin and Greg Glassman. Three of those players — Luyties, Salmons and Partie — are Olympic gold medalists.

Karch Kiraly talks with a fan

Olympian Karch Kiraly talks with fans at the Mike Whitmarsh Beach Volleyball Tournament, which benefitted Starlings Volleyball Clubs, USA.