The Helping Hands Award


The Helping Hands Award is the Team Travel Source sponsorship of housing for teams in need of financial assistance to attend a USA Volleyball Championship event.  This award is intended to financially assist teams who would otherwise not be able to attend Nationals due to the cost of hotel rooms for the tournament. Team Travel Source wants to facilitate these exceptional teams’ journey to the 2018 Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships, 2018 Boys’ Junior National Championships, 2018 Girls’ Junior National Championships or the 2018 Open National Championships. If you are on a team that could use financial help to get to one of these championships or you know of a team that would be able to join us at Nationals if they were to receive this award, let us know!

Complete your submission by sending us a short essay or video explaining your team’s specific situation and how this sponsorship would give your team the chance to attend Nationals. Please include documentation of ANY State or Federal Assistance that your athletes receive (if applicable). To award this prize to a truly financially burdened team, USAV and Team Travel Source have the right to verify any information submitted. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Briana Gillespie at 502-480-8053 or


Tentative Deadlines:

Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships & Open National Championships: January 31st, 2018

Boys’ & Girls’ Junior National Championships: February 28th, 2018

You can submit your application in one of three ways:

Download the application
by clicking here and
submit your entry via e-mail to:

Subject: "Your Name"/HH

Download the application by clicking here and submit your entry by mail to:

12910 Shelbyville Road, Suite 215

Louisville, KY 40243

ATTN: Briana Gillespie/HH

Complete the online application below.