DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Convention Center is welcoming its first city-wide event in more than a year. The 2021 Crossroads Volleyball Tournament kicks off on May 7 at 7:45 a.m.

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With COVID-19 safety guidelines in place, the tournament features hundreds of youth girls volleyball teams vying for a spot in the junior national girls volleyball championship.

File photo from 2014 (credit: CBS)

The event is expected to have a more than $13.5 million in economic impact for the city.

Danielle Chavira