With the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship in Orlando just days away, USA Volleyball announces that its 2023 Open National Championship will be May 26-31 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 13, 2023) – USA Volleyball will celebrate some of the sport’s greatest athletes, coaches, officials and leaders at the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame annual banquet and ceremony on May 24 at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
Among the honorees for 2023 will be Scott Fortune and the late Elroy Osorio, who will both receive the Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Frier Award is considered USA Volleyball’s highest honor. Fortune and Osorio will be the 53rd and 54th honorees.
The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place one day before the 2023 Open National Championship starts at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The proceeds from the event will go to the USA Volleyball Foundation to provide funding to support the Olympic & Paralympic dreams of the athletes in USA Volleyball’s national team program. To purchase tickets and explore sponsorship opportunities, visit 2023 USA Volleyball Hall of Fame.
Fortune, 57, is a three-time Olympian who won the gold medal in 1988 and the bronze as team captain in 1992. He was named Best Digger at the 1992 Olympic Games.
Since 1988, Fortune has served on various committees for USA Volleyball and is currently on the Board of Directors for the USAV Foundation. He also serves on the Finance & Budget, Audit, and Nominating & Governance Committees for USAV.
Professionally, Fortune is an equity research analyst with ROTH Capital Partners.
In 2022, Fortune won the All-Time Great Male Indoor Athlete Award. In 2013, he won the George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award.
Prior to his death, on April 1, 2019, at the age of 94, Osorio was a volleyball player, coach, referee and a president of the USA Volleyball Moku O Keawe Region in Hawaii.
Away from the court, he served as a Hawaii County Council chairperson and worked as a real estate broker in Hilo, Hawaii.
In 2012, Osorio won the George J. Fisher Leader in Volleyball Award. Osorio received the Dr. Neville A. “Doc” Booth Commissioner’s Award in 2008.
USA Volleyball will announce more 2023 award winners, including All-Time Great athletes and coaches, soon.