2012 EVP Tour announces New Sponsor Kings Hawaiian

Long Beach, IN (April 23, 2012) EVP Tour, a Professional national beach volleyball attraction announced today that King’s Hawaiian (www.kingshwaiian.com), makers of the only Hawaiian bread authentically crafted in the true spirit of the islands, will be an official sponsor of this year’s tour.

“We are thrilled about the EVP Tour’s partnership with a company whose fan base is as dedicated as King’s Hawaiian’s,” commented Tour President Ross Balling. “Every time I mention King’s Hawaiian products to friends and family, they rave about how much they love the Hawaiian Sweet rolls and bread.”

King’s Hawaiian has been delighting palates young and old since its founder, Robert R. Taira, created the recipe for Original Hawaiian Sweet Bread nearly 60 years ago in Hilo, Hawaii. Light and fluffy in texture, with just a hint of sweetness, King’s Hawaiian’s Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, Bread and Buns are crafted from the finest ingredients, staying true to the original recipe. These uniquely delicious products are widely available in the Deli or In-Store Bakery departments of supermarkets from California to Maine.

“King’s Hawaiian is honored to welcome the EVP Tour to our ever growing ohana (the Hawaiian word for ‘family’),” said Courtney Taira, granddaughter of King’s Hawaiian founder Robert Taira and the company’s consumer care manager. “The positive impact the EVP has on every community it touches with its workshops and tour stops is truly the embodiment of the Aloha Spirit— a humble expression of mutual hospitality and kindness that embodies the cultural values and graciousness of Hawaii—which we’re thrilled to share with families throughout the mainland.”

The EVP Tour has been hosting beach volleyball events since 1990 and encourage all athletes and their family members to come out for “a great day at the beach”. You and your teammates may register for the tournaments at www.evptour.com or call 773-387-1198.

2012 EVP Beach Volleyball Tour
April 28 Lone Star Spike @ Boardwalk, Galveston, TX
May 12 Beach Bum Week @ Tybee Island, Savannah, GA – TV
May 19 Boardwalk EVP Island @ Panama City Beach, FL
May 26 EVP Island Holiday @ Vanderbilt Beach, Naples, FL –TV
June 2 Boathouse Blast Pro Am @ North Ave Beach, Chicago, IL
June 16 Spike N Splash @ North Beach, Racine, WI – TV
June 23 Let it Rain Spikes @ Alki Beach, Seattle, WA
June 30 Sparks Extreme Beach Fest @ Reno Harbor, NV – TV
July 4 Firecracker Pro Am @ Main Beach, Michigan City, IN
July 14 Spike n’ Sunset @ North Ave Beach, Chicago
July 21 Indy Pro Am @ Beach IN, Indianapolis, IN
July 28 OB Beach Sports Festival, Ocean Beach, Ocean City, MD
Aug. 4 Midwest Championship @ North Ave Beach, Chicago
Aug. 11 Eastcoast Championships@ Buckroe Beach, Hampton VA
Aug. 18 Rock the River @ Charleston, WV – TV
Sept. 1 Southeast Championships @ Panama City Beach, FL – TV
Sept. 8 Rockin Beachfest @ New Buffalo, MI
Sept. 22 National Championships @ Delray Beach, FL – TV
Oct 2012 World Finals @ Hermosa Beach, CA

About The EVP Tour
The EVP Tour has established a national pro-am volleyball attraction in ten key markets across the country from May through September. EVP has a national clearance with Beach Sports Network and will produce six, 30-minute TV shows, reaching over 60 million viewers in 40 states per airing. The Tour reaches and supports local and regional athletes, while EVP Network Members assist the tour’s grassroots efforts by establishing young adult relationships that drive participation in tour events. For more information, please contact Ross Balling of the EVP Tour at rossballing@evptour.com. Please visit www.evptour.com.

About King’s Hawaiian
Founded more than 60 years ago in Hilo, Hawaii, by Robert R. Taira, King’s Hawaiian is a family-owned business that for three generations has been dedicated to making irresistible, original recipe Hawaiian foods with Aloha Spirit. Kings Hawaiian makes the #1 branded dinner roll in the United States, and operates more than 270,000 square feet of baking facilities in Torrance, California and Oakwood, Georgia. For more information, visit the company’s website at kingshawaiian.com, “Like” King’s Hawaiian on Facebook and follow King’s Hawaiian on Twitter.