As one of the NFL’s brightest young stars, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow understands the importance of supporting the next generation. Hence, his latest investment in a rising professional sport.
On Friday, Burrow and his parents, Jimmy and Robin, announced they have become founding partners in the Pro Volleyball Federation — an upstart professional women’s volleyball league set to begin play in February 2024.
“My family and I are thrilled to put our support behind this great opportunity for world-class volleyball athletes,” Joe 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.”
“We are honored to add Joe, Jimmy, and Robin to our outstanding group of Founding Partners,” said PVF co-founder Dave Whinham. “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.”
Former Super Bowl-winning QB Trent Dilfer — who has three daughters who play volleyball, including one who plays professionally in Italy — is also a founding partner.
PVF also recently announced that DP Fox Sports & Entertainment and its chairman Dan DeVos would be the league’s first team ownership group and will operate a team in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during the league’s inaugural season.
The DeVos family also owns the NBA’s Orlando Magic and the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.