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The SLPS Gaam Volleyball Tournament & National Expo scores big in networking opportunities

AAHOA was honored to return as a sponsor of the Surti Leuva Patidar Samaj (SLPS) Gaam Volleyball Tournament & National Expo 2024, held earlier this spring in Dallas, TX. AAHOA took part to educate people on the importance of advocacy and representation in the hospitality industry.

The all-day volleyball tournament featured 252 teams from across the United States, representing their Gaam (village) from Surat, India. Some 7,500 people took part including players, spectators, and vendors.

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AAHOA representatives who attended include Chairman Miraj S. Patel, Vice Chairman Kamalesh (KP) Patel, Treasurer Rahul Patel, Immediate Past Chairman Bharat Patel, and North Texas Regional Director Dhiren Masters.

The mission of the National Gaam Volleyball Tournament is to facilitate networking, promote brotherhood, have competitive fun on the court, and enjoy the company of friends, family, and business networks.

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The event is overseen by SLPS, which is a nonprofit religious, cultural, and non-political organization to provide a forum for meeting, facilitating, and encouraging religious observance, sharing ideas, providing cultural programs, and endeavoring toward community advancement.

This is not the first time AAHOA Members have gathered on opposite sides of the net to “network” and support a common cause. A couple of years ago, AAHOA Members used a volleyball competition with 37 teams as an opportunity to support local causes through the Asian American Sports Club of San Diego. In 2022, AAHOA hosted its inaugural volleyball tournament, bringing together 30 teams and 200 players.

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