The Summit will be broadcast LIVE on ESPN 3 via WatchESPN, a new app providing nonstop reporting of ESPN live sports and shows.
Memphis, Tenn., January 15, 2014 – In 2013, Varsity All Star launched its new all levels championship, The Summit, which was created to provide an unique opportunity for the best youth, junior and senior teams in non-Worlds divisions to face-off in a live competition. The inaugural Summit competition was held at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, FL in May of 2013.
There were 339 teams from 170 gyms in 39 states at the first event, doubling the expected number of teams. Feedback from athletes, coaches and parents was overwhelmingly positive. “(Disney was an) awesome venue,” said Chuck Chartrey of NW Xtreme. “(The Summit) was such a morale and enrollment booster for us.”
The 2014 Summit will take place on May 3rd and 4th at the Walt Disney World® Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Varsity All Star will be awarding 100 paid bids and 375 at-large bids to teams that qualify to take the climb to The Summit at 40 of its premier Varsity events across the country.
New this year is an exclusive LIVE show of The Summit that will be broadcast on ESPN3 at the 2014 competition. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer coverage of The Summit on ESPN3,” said John Newby, Executive VP of Varsity. “The world can see the talent of these amazing athletes for themselves, as well as family members and fans of all star cheerleading.”
Access to live programming on the ESPN3 channel of WatchESPN.com is available at no additional cost to fans with subscriptions to participating high speed internet service providers. To find out more about how to watch, go to WatchESPN.com.