THE EVOLUTION OF A PASSION
SPORTVANA’s mission is to provide families with an alternative to the traditional sporting event...One that takes into consideration that it's not just the player who attends but often the entire family. Alongside quality competition, we build in family time and FUN!
SPORTVANA, LLC was founded in 2017 when owner Ed Fantozzi was looking for a way to fill the void left at many of the tournaments that he'd been traveling to with his club, Vardar United FC. Families would travel for miles, enduring hours sitting in the car, play hard and then return home. What if there was a way to celebrate family time? What if tournaments also allowed for fun and team building off the playing field? What if we could do all of this without sacrificing quality play?
SPORTVANA events are intimate boutique-style tournaments that aim to limit the playing field of teams to 60 or less. By doing so, we can control the level of play and enhance the experience for everyone. Time to play, time to have fun, time for families! Most of our tournaments are scheduled around other regional events, allowing players, parents and even coaches time to experience Northern Michigan's beauty, culture and activities.
SPORTVANA enters its inaugural year in partnership with Boyne Mountain Resorts, one of Northern Michigan's premier destination resorts. Stay, play, eat and play some more. Check out their water park and zip line! Hop onboard one of their nightly hayrides. Many amenities are free if you stay at the resort, making it easy to have even more fun. Join us for a sport-cation that your family will love!