NATS organized one minute of silence to tribute for all the families who lost their lives, in the very unfortunate situation happened 15 years back on the 09/11. After the tributes to victims, NATS started the Volleyball tournament at Columbus, OH around 10AM. Total 200 people participated in the one minute of silence and several of them remembered that sad day and speak great about the fellow Americans.
NATS volleyball tournament started in a nice weather and players were enjoyed playing in a good mood throughout the day. Volleyball teams came from different staes like Chicago, IL also to played the NATS Columbus volleyball tournament. Hilliard Hitters own the NATS Columbus chapter 2016 cup. Chicago team won the Second prize. Dublin Spikers won the third prize. Both Winners and runners awarded with trophies and cash prizes.
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Newyork Life time agent Venu Talasila and Dublin Metro dental are grand sponsers of the Volleyball tournament. Sridhar Kesani – NATS Joint Secretary, Suresh Pudota – NATS Nation Committee member, Koteswara Rao Bodepudi – NATS Columbus Chapter coordinator, Phani Potluri – NATS Columbus Chapter Sports coordinator, Jagan Chalasani – NATS event coordinator and Navya Kuppa – NATS Women’s coordinator were distributed the trophies and cash prizes. Sridhar Kesani thanked all the volunteers who supported the event to make grand success and congratulated winners and runners. He also talked about NATS future events and about Chicago convention next year. Quite a few people volunteered to the event to make it grand success. Maanas restaurant in Columbus offered the free food service to all the 200 guests. Several volunteers worked hard to make this event success. Some of them are Kavitha potluri, Shayam Gadde, Srikanth munagalla, Nagesh surapaneni, Ranga, Ramakrishna Kasarla, Naveen,  Mahesh Tanneru,Ram uppala, Krishna Katragadda, Naveen Lingamneni, Chowdary Nekkanti, Venu Abburi, Anil rumalla.