Fort Wayne, IN - Empowered Volleyball Sports Club and Summit Volleyball will host their third President's Day Smackfest February 16-17.

Tournaments will take place at Empowered Sports Club, SportONE/Parkview Fieldhouse, Purdue Fort Wayne Athletic Center, Bishop Dwenger High School and Maple Creek Middle School with 27 volleyball courts total.

"This is a great collaboration with all the volleyball clubs in Fort Wayne, where we have unified for the greater good of our community to be able to provide an amazing event right here in Fort Wayne," said Empowered Club Director Will Robbins.

186 youth teams, 1860 athletes and about 5,000 spectators will come to Fort Wayne for this event. Hotels, restaurants and attractions near tournament locations will see a significant increase in business as more than $1,040,000 enter our city this weekend.

This event has grown from just three founding volleyball clubs in 2017 to now hosting 25 clubs from throughout the Midwest.

"It's exciting to see a homegrown tournament take off as this one has," said Visit Fort Wayne's Sports Group Sales Manager Stephanie Coleman. "Visit Fort Wayne is always available to be a part of the initial conversation when a new tournament is being considered. We want to set you up for success in the world of sports tourism."

For more information on any of these events, contact Kristen Guthrie at Visit Fort Wayne, (260) 424-3700.


Visit Fort Wayne is the official destination marketing organization for Fort Wayne and Allen County. Each year, more than 6.5 million people visit Fort Wayne and generate $741 million in direct economic impact.

Media Contact:
Kristen Guthrie
VP of Marketing and Communications
(260) 424-3700