Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Death Squad: Burundi Beach Volleyball Champions

Last weekend, the Fitness Factory sponsored a beach volleyball tournament. A bevy of teams competed for the bragging rights of being the best amateur team in Bujumbura, if not Burundi. To make things more interesting, the organizers recruited the Burundian national volleyball team to play as ringers, adding a professional volleyball player to each team for the tournament!

The competition was fierce, the sand was hot, but at the end of the day, the Death Squad, made up of some friends from our weekly Sunday volleyball games, won the day. We came back to beat a team in the final that had beat us in our first game of the tournament. It felt like the plot of the Mighty Ducks or something.

My big congratulations to my wonderful, talented teammates, Eliane and Julia, and the Burundian national volleyball team, which gave us just a *bit* of help.