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Induction Celebration Calendar of Events

2018 Induction Celebration
November 8-10, 2018
Presented by Spalding

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Alumni Welcome Reception
Join us as our newest class of inductees are officially welcomed to Massachusetts by past Hall of Famers and volleyball VIP's.  Hosted at Springfield College's historic Judd Gymnasium - the site of the first public demonstration of volleyball - Inductees, sponsors, invited guests, and VIP's are treated to a night of entertainment, featuring stories about the inductees, hors d'oeuvres stations, and a cash bar. Tickets to the Alumni Welcome Reception are only available to the public via the Induction Gala Dinner & Ceremony Ticket Package.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Springfield College - Judd Gymnasium
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018

Mayor's Reception - Presented by Dowd Insurance
This intimate, invite-only, VIP event is one of the most popular events during Induction weekend. Hosted by the Mayor of Holyoke at historic Wistariahurst Museum, Inductees, sponsors, invited guests, and VIP's are treated to a night of entertainment, featuring stories about the inductees, hors d'oeuvres stations, and an open bar. Tickets to the Mayor's Reception are only available to the public via the Induction Gala Dinner & Ceremony Corporate/VIP Table Package.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wistariahurst Museum
238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Friday Night Social - Presented by SportsEngine
This casual, invite-only, dinner is an opportunity for Hall of Famers past and present to mingle with other VIP's and Hall of Fame Board Members.  Tickets to the Friday Night Social are not available to the general public.

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Homewood Suites
375 Whitney Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018

Ring & Plaque Ceremony
The Ring & Plaque Ceremony, hosted at the International Volleyball Hall of Fame Museum, is the first time the Inductees see the Hall during their trip and is sure to be an emotion-filled event. Admission to the Ring & Plaque Ceremony is only available via your Induction Gala Dinner & Ceremony Ticket/Package.

11:00am - 12:00pm
International Volleyball Hall of Fame
444 Dwight Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Induction Meet & Greet - Presented by Mizuno 
Guests can interact with the Inductees during this cocktail hour event featuring hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Admission to the Induction Meet & Greet is only available via your Induction Gala Dinner & Ceremony Ticket.

5:00pm - 5:45pm
The Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road
Holyoke, MA 01040

Induction Gala Dinner & Enshrinement Ceremony
Guests will enjoy panoramic views of Western Massachusetts and a delicious full course dinner inside the spectacular mountaintop Log Cabin.  Videos and presentations highlighting the new inductees careers will entertain the crowd before hearing remarks from each inductee.  The evening will conclude as the audience cheers the new class during their Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

5:45pm - 8:00pm
The Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
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Induction After-Party
You won't want to miss this Induction enhancement that our attendees love. The Log Cabin is transformed to host the Induction After-Party where guests will enjoy socializing with Inductees/honorees. Light snacks and cash bar will be available. Admission to the Induction After-Party is only available via your Induction Gala Dinner & Ceremony Ticket/Package.

8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road
Holyoke, MA 01040