Joe Burrow Becomes Investor & Partner in Pro Volleyball Federation

NFL quarterback Joe Burrow, and his parents Jimmy Burrow and Robin Burrow are the latest Founding Partners in Pro Volleyball Federation. This is the first premier indoor professional women’s volleyball league in North America.

The court will be available for indoor play in February 2024. This will provide a new professional opportunity for North American players.

It comes at a time when alternative sports leagues are popping off.

 “My family and I are thrilled to put our support behind this great opportunity for world-class volleyball athletes,” Joe Burrow said. “No one ever achieves greatness without first being provided an opportunity. Pro Volleyball Federation is opening the door, and we are excited to see these athletes chase their dreams and goals.”

Pro Volleyball Foundation announced recently that DP Fox Sports & Entertainment was its first publicly-announced team ownership group. Its chairman Dan DeVos. DeVos’ family also owns the NBA’s Orlando Magic, the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and DeVos has been a limited partner in Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs. During the 2024 inaugural season, DP Fox will operate a Grand Rapids team.

“This is a great day for our family,” said Jimmy Burrow. “It’s hard not to notice the explosive growth of the sport of women’s volleyball in the United States. Robin and I could not be more excited to join Pro Volleyball Federation in helping to showcase this fantastic game, the fierce competition, and the world-class athletes who now have an opportunity to live out their dreams while playing professionally in the United States.”

Women’s sports are growing at a nice pace year over year but they’ve also been held back from time to time.

Joe Burrow isn’t the only Pro Football Federation quarterback. Super Bowl champion Trent Dilfer also serves as a Founding Partner of Pro Volleyball Federation. Dilfer is the father of three daughters, Tori, who plays volleyball professionally in Italy, and Tori.

“We are honored to add Joe, Jimmy, and Robin to our outstanding group of Founding Partners,” said Dave Whinham, a founder of Pro Volleyball Federation and CEO of The TEAM Management. “I have known Jimmy for a long time, and during the time we have worked to build this league, the Burrow family has become extremely passionate about our collective vision to grow a league based on quality, viability, fairness, and treating our players the right way.” 

Athletes have used social media to amass fame, fortune, and influence — they’re now using it to garner ownership over the endorsement.

Eight to ten initial teams will be established in the country’s volleyball hotbeds during Pro Volleyball Federation’s 2024 season. Additional markets will be added in subsequent years. The league announced the Grand Rapids announcement. It has also identified four additional ownership groups and will continue to announce these markets and ownership groups over the next few weeks.

Pro Volleyball Federation’s regular season will have 16 matches. However, that number is likely to increase in future seasons. The league plans to have at least three National Game of the Week windows across major broadcast networks as well as a worldwide streaming partner.

Pro Volleyball Federation’s first-year base salaries will be comparable to those paid to WNBA players. Pro Volleyball Federation players can earn additional compensation based upon achievement and postseason advancement while also sharing revenue with the league.

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