GLL Episode 1313
CLL #1313 (feat. Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana)
10/10/2000 – Tuesday Night Show
Source – JBJ Tape (2008) with Debbi and Chris Tape Patches (2019)
This is yet another recording getting an audio upgrade, now 100% complete as well. Dain is making his 2nd appearance and Eric is making his only appearance on Classic LoveLine. Adam is performing at his top level, hilarious episode!
From Wiki: Dain Blanton (born November 28, 1971 in Laguna Beach, California) is an American beach volleyball player who won the gold medal in Beach Volleyball in the 2000 Olympic Games, with partner Eric Fonoimoana. He returned to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece with partner Jeff Nygaard, becoming the first two-time U.S. male Beach Volleyball Olympian.
From Wiki: Eric Fonoimoana (born June 7, 1969) is an American former volleyball player of Samoan descent most notable for winning the gold medal in the 2000 Olympic Games. He has earned over 1 million dollars playing beach volleyball. He has played professionally for more than 16 years, and has entered over 200 tournaments. Fonoimoana won at least one tournament for seven straight years between 1998 and 2004. He is a former AVP Most Valuable Player and is in the top 10 in terms of all-time tournaments played.
He was born in Manhattan Beach, California, and attended UCSB, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
2002 was Fonoimoana’s peak year in which he reached the AVP finals six times and won four titles with then partner Dax Holdren. In this same year, Fonoimoana was named the AVP’s Most Valuable Player by his peers.
In the spring of 2000, Fonoimoana founded the Dig for Kids 501-C3 children’s charitable education foundation which helps kids in inner cities excel in school, volleyball and other athletics. Dig 4 Kids has helped over 3,465 children learn the importance of education and physical fitness. As CEO of D4K, he personally helped raise over $1,024,000 for under-serve children.
Fonoimoana’s partner for the Olympic Gold in Sydney, Australia on Bondi Beach was Dain Blanton.
Fonoimoana is now a real estate professional in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, California. He still remains active in the volleyball community as a coach/owner of Elite Beach Volleyball and the varsity coach of Mira Costa High School. Mira Costa Beach Volleyball is 87-0 with 6 IBVL Championships and 2 State Championships under coach Fonoimoana. EBV & Eric has helped over 76 girls achieve Division I Beach Scholarships saving families millions of dollars in college tuition.
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