February 18, 2020
GVBL Rec Playoff Schedules
Playoffs are in full swing! Check out the brackets below.

Remember to check the lost & found in the GVBL Center for any misplaced items before the end of the season!
Follow the link to view your division bracket:

Send us your pictures/ short blurbs from playoffs to be highlighted in the "Around the Rim"!
Ivy Experience GVBL HS Division

Great Valley Pool Service Light Blue is the league leader.

STANDINGS, SCHEDULES and SCORES are always available in the GVBL app!

Leading Scorer News:
Seth McKay (Overbrook Capital Heather) is the league Leading Scorer with 24.6 PPG.

Check out the top ten scorers.
Come Out and Get Pumped Up for Toss & tailgate 2020!!
Date:   Friday, 2/21
Time:   6:30pm-9:30pm
Where:   Locust Lane Craft Brewery

Get ahead of the Toss & Tailgate competition and practice your cornhole!

Surprise Guest Bartenders at your service!

All tips and 1st 10oz pour per guest will be 100% donated to GVCO.

Come for a fun night out to support GVBL!!
Toss & Tailgate Auction Item: Eagles Suite Tickets
Fly, Eagles, Fly!

Toss & Tailgate 2020   is pleased to announce another live auction item!

4 Box Suite tickets to a Philadelphia Eagles game vs. the Dallas Cowboys!!

It's a rivalry for the ages!

*Sponsored by Allied Resources
Toss & Tailgate Auction Item: Hard Rock Punta Cana
Wouldn’t it be nice to get away to a sunny beach for a few days?

Toss & Tailgate 2020   is very excited to announce our first auction item for this year!

A 3 Night All-Inclusive Vacation for a family of 4 to Hard Rock Punta Cana!

*Sponsored by The Tropical Travelers

Toss & Tailgate Auction Item: Phillies Suite Tickets
Toss & Tailgate is Announcing Auction Item #3!!

4 Box Suite tickets to a Philadelphia Phillies game!!!!

What better way to start off spring than going to a Phillies game in style??

*Sponsored by Allied Resources
Future Stars Summer Camp 2020
The GVBL Future Stars Summer Camp is for boys and girls entering grades 1st through 4th in the Fall of 2020.

Camp Information:

June 15-19 9AM - 12pm
GVBL Center, 19 N. Bacton Hill Rd., Malvern, PA 19355
$130 per player

Camp will be led by Shawn Werdt, Head Coach at Germantown Friends School. GVBL Alumni and current GVHS players will also act as counselors.

GVBL Tournament Teams
4th Grade Girls - DIAMONDS
The Diamonds played their first three games ever and although we lost all three games to Perkiomen Valley, Spring-Ford and Audubon, respectively; we improved in each successive game. We're hoping that we can use this as a lesson for the girls to see how far we have to go and how hard we have to work to improve.
The Raiders and Knights played in the Spring Ford Tournament this weekend. The Raiders went 1-2 with an amazing buzzer beater 3 point shot by Gabe Naylor. The Knights went undefeated into the Championship game which they lost to Ridley by 6. The Knights also closed out their ICBA regular season in 3rd place and will compete in the playoffs. The Dragons end their Malvern League season next weekend. Everyone is excited to play in the James McKay Tournament next month. 
5th Grade Girls - STORM
The Storm had a busy weekend of basketball. The team played an ICBA game on Friday against UMBC. While it was close at half with the Storm leading 19-10, the team pulled away and ended with a strong 46-17 victory. In other ICBA action on Sunday, the Storm defeated a scrappy Chestnut Hill team 18-4. The Storm finished with an 11-1 record in ICBA and will enter the playoffs as the #2 seed, facing off against Hatboro-Horsham in their first-round game. The weekend also saw the Storm compete in the Spring-Ford tournament. The Storm lost both games on Saturday. They played to D1 ICBA teams, Perkiomen Valley and SHYBA. They suffered losses by 5 and 8 points. On Sunday. they defeated Ridley in the first playoff game 23-13. Then they faced off against a strong Spring-Ford team, battling them to a 45-33 loss. That was the closest game Spring-Ford played in the tournament and they did not give up over 20 points to any other team. The Storm learned a lot and will focus on some key takeaways from the weekend as they move forward.  
6th Grade Boys - 2026ers
The 2026ers Blue Team played in the Fieldhouse Tournament at the 76ers Fieldhouse in DE. On Saturday, they won their 1st game by one point and lost their 2nd game by four points. On Sunday, they started their day with an easy victory and qualified for a final consolation game. The consolation game went back and forth, but they couldn't pull out the win. They played on NBA size courts, so all the boys rested well after the tournament.

6th Grade Girls - LIGHTNING
It was a disappointing weekend for the Lightning. We had only one game, which we lost at home. Though the girls played well together, they were short staffed and felt it. They’ll be back to full strength for the playoffs and will be ready!
7th Grade Boys - PATRIOTS 2025

The 7th Grade Blue Team entered the Spring-Ford Presidents Day Tournament this past weekend and went 2 and 2 overall with some great competition on a very busy weekend. They lost their first game against Perk Valley 33 to 29. Won their second game against Plymouth Meeting 38 to 35. Won their third game against Lower Merion 42 to 27. Lost to Ridley Headstrong Team in the first round of playoffs.
The ICBA Team wrapped up their Season the top seed in the ICBA Division 2 with a record of 11 and 1. As a result, they were invited to participate in the State Tournament the weekend of March 20th. They participated in the Spring-Ford Presidents Day Tournament and lost in the Championship game to Spring-Ford Gold 57 to 47. They were congratulated after the Championship Game and personally invited to the State Tournament by Syracuse Billy Owens, Big East player of the year 1990/ 91 and Professional Basketball player.

7th Grade Girls - TITANS
The Titans competed well in their final two regular season ICBA games this weekend. Despite having 6 players in their first game and starting with only 5 in the second, the girls put in a strong showing losing to Deep Run 33-25 and last year’s state champs, Perkiomen Valley, 42-35 in a game where the Titans led in the second half. Having qualified for the ICBA playoffs, the Titans will face off next weekend against Deep Run for the third time this season, having split the regular season matchups.
GVMS Basketball
GVMS Boys Basketball
The 8th and 7th grade boys basketball teams finished another busy week with away games against Fugett and Kennett. The 8th grade team is 5-5 and the 7th grade is 9-1.

The teams play their last game of the season this week, on Wednesday against Chichester at home. Come out and cheer them on!
GVHS Basketball
GVHS Girls Basketball
Great Valley Girls lost to Downingtown East in the Ches-Mont Championship 63-36 last week. The Lady Patriots fought until the end in the game despite a tough shooting night.

The girls take on Pope John Paul II tonight at GVHS in the first round of the District 1 playoffs. Good luck ladies!

NEXT GAME : Tuesday, February 18h at 7:00
Pope John Paul II
Great Valley
GVBL Upcoming Events
  • February 10th- GVBL Rec League Playoffs Start
  • March 6th - GVBL Fundraiser - Toss & Tailgate 2020
  • March 14-15th - Great Valley James McKay Basketball Tournament 2020
  • June 15th-19th - Future Stars Basketball Camp
GVCO Sponsors
The Chuck Barbera Team of REALTORS/ RE/MAX Partners with GVCO in “REALTORS Giving Back” Program

Over the next year, for anyone who contacts the Chuck Barbera Team at RE/MAX Fine Homes and signs them to serve in the purchase or sale of their next home, GVCO will receive 10% of the real estate commission received!

Just mention the "REALTORS Giving Back" Program and GVCO in order to qualify for this generous donation to GVCO. Refer friends and family to the Chuck Barbera Team at RE/MAX Fine Homes as well!

Great Valley Community Organization
Open House Dates are Approaching
All rowers should plan to attend with a parent.

Reach out to John Brewer at  gvcrewpd@gmail.com  if you are unable to attend so that you can be informed of team expectations and important dates.

Regattas will take place in Philadelphia, Upper Merion, New Jersey and Delaware and against other high schools from all over the state, region and beyond!

Important dates to start the SPRING 2020 season:

February 19 - First Practice

Open House Dates Feb 24, 26, 28, & 29
Come and give rowing a try for free! No prior experience necessary!

Spring Volleyball Clinic Sign Ups
The GVVL Clinics are designed to offer instruction at both the beginner and advanced levels. 

Clinics are open to boys and girls in grades 1-12.

$130 per session until March 9th; $135 after
$230 for both sessions until March 9th; $240 after

Two eight week sessions are available:
Mondays: Mar 16, 23,30. April 13,20,27 May 4 & 11 (No class April 6th - Spring Break for Great Valley schools) 
Thursdays: Mar 19, 26. April 2,16,23,30 May 7 & 14 (No class April 9th - Spring Break) 

Challenger Gym open for registration
Challenger Gym is an after-school program for school-age students of all grade levels with extra needs who might need a fun, non-competitive alternative to traditional community sports.

Dates:   Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no April 8), 15, 22
Time:  4:15-5:15
Location  GVCO  19 N. Bacton Hill Road, Malvern, PA

If you are interested in signing your child up as a participant   or   if you would like to become a high school volunteer, please email Wendy Morris  challenger@gvco.org

GVBC Project Updates
Feb 11 2020  : The entrance to the future GVCO Community Center has been paved, providing access to the site from Bacton Hill Rd.

Thanks to a generous donation of time and resources from Drew Alleva and Jon Bureski of Charlestown Paving, they were able to finish up before all of the rain.
New GVCO Community Center
Want a brand new GVCO Community Center with multiple courts, an outdoor field, a cafe, an elevated track and work out area, as well as multi-purpose rooms for other community programming, activities and events?

We purchased the land, the property is fully engineered and the approval process is complete. The time is NOW....Help us make it happen!

Give a little...GET A LOT!
GVCO has reached a major milestone & surpassed $2M raised for the new community center! The current total for the capital campaign is now $2,293,121 !!