Schwartz to continue partnership with Volleyball Australia


Tourism and hospitality entrepreneur, Dr Jerry Schwartz, has announced that the Schwartz Family Company will renew its sponsorship of Volleyball Australia for another two years.

The Schwartz Family Company has been strong supporters of grass-roots and women’s volleyball in Australia since first signing as a major sponsor in 2015.

Volleyball Australia’s Chief Commerical Officer, Rod Harys, said Dr Schwartz’s support for volleyball is invaluable.

“With the backing of the Schwartz Family Company we have been able to provide important support for junior volleyballers and our elite women’s program,” Harys said.

“And the good news is Dr Jerry Schwartz has enjoyed working with Volleyball Australia, and has agreed to be part of our exciting future for at least the next two years.

“Part of his company’s support will go towards preparing for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, which will be an important milestone for beach volleyball in this country as the sport will be making its Games debut.”

Dr Schwartz, who is Australia's largest private owner of hotels in Australia, is already a major sporting sponsor through his part-ownership of the Sydney Kings basketball team. He is also a keen philanthropist and supporter of charities across the State.

The sponsorship will cover all aspects of volleyball - indoor and beach volleyball, women's, men's and junior.

He joins other major patrons of the sport including mining magnate Gina Rinehart.

Volleyball Australia President, Craig Carracher, said the generous support of the Schwartz Family Company comes at an exciting time for the sport in Australia.

“Next year our women’s indoor program will be moving to its own Centre of Excellence at the AIS in Canberra, we have just announced a new coaching structure for indoor and beach, and we have our own weekly television program on 7TWO,” Carracher said.

“None of this is possible without the support of people like Dr Jerry Schwartz. It is fantastic to have someone with his vision and generosity on board.”