CHICAGO (March 18, 2014) – In most parts of the country, beach volleyball season is rapidly approaching; in some parts, snow is still melting and rivers are starting to flow. March is a perfect time to launch the 2014 EVP Tour schedule for juniors, amateurs and professional beach volleyball athletes.
“We are very excited for another season of fast pace volleyball action,” says Commissioner of the EVP Tour, Ross Balling, “There are extremely talented athletes competing on the tour in 2014, including Gold Medalists and thousands of young athletes. Over 80,000 fans are expected to spectate over the course of 17 national events. Additional fans will be able to watch the EVP Tour on the Beach Sports Network with TV coverage in 40 states across the US.
The EVP® Beach Volleyball Tour’s primary aim is to support beach volleyball events that engage families, fans, athletes, students, communities and sponsors in a great day at the beach. At each event, spectators will not only see elite athletes compete on the sand for top honors, they also have the chance to interact with the pros by participating in contests and promotions at hosting venues. EVP® Tour events channel local resources and draw all participants together, benefiting the entire community. Teams who finish 1st or 2nd in these events are awarded bids to compete in the EVP® Rocks Rosemont on July 18 & 19 and the EVP® World Finals of Beach Volleyball in Stockton, CA on September 26 & 27.
2014 National EVP Tour Schedule
May 3 EVP® Fort Lauderdale Pro Am @ Fort Lauderdale, FL -TV
May 10 Beach Bum Open @ Tybee Island, Savannah, GA – TV
May 17 Boardwalk Pro Am @ Panama City Beach, FL
May 24 EVP® Island Holiday @ Vanderbilt Beach, Naples, FL –TV
May 31 Outer Banks Pro Am @ Nags Head, NC – TV
June 7 Gulf Coast Championships @ Gulfport, MS
June 14 EVP® Beach Sports Festival @ North Beach, Racine, WI
June 21 Beach House Bash @ Hilton Head, SC
June 28 EVP® Atlanta Pro Beach Festival @ Lake Point Sports, Emerson, GA –TV
July 12 EVP® Gold Coast Pro Am @ Oak Street Beach, Chicago
July 18-19 EVP® Rocks Rosemont @ Rosemont, IL – TV
July 26 Adirondack Coast Pro Am @ Plattsburgh, NY – TV
Aug. 2 Great Lakes Beach Championships @ Michigan City, IN
Aug. 16-17 EVP® Rocks the River @ Charleston, WV – TV
Aug. 30 EVP® St. Pete Beach Pro Am @ St. Pete Beach, FL
Sep. 6-7 EVP® Seafood Spike Festival East-Coast Championships @ Annapolis, MD
Sept. 13 EVP® Southeast Championships @ Delray Beach, FL – TV
Sept. 20 EVP® National Championships @ Naples, FL
Sept. 21 EVP® West Coast Championships @ Huntington Beach, CA
Sept. 27-28 EVP® World Finals of Beach Volleyball @ Stockton, CA – TV
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Each tour stop offers local spectators the opportunity to compete in contests, clinics with the pros and lots of volleyball. The action doesn’t stop when the sun ends. Pre and post event parties at local restaurants will give fans have the opportunity to bump elbows with their favorite players and compete in fun events like “Bump for the Bucket” for fun prizes.
As EVP Championship events continue to develop, our goal is bring the EVP Tour to Europe with our international TV distribution and partnership with the PROSeries. This opportunity to showcase our athletes overseas will drive the opportunities to be a global trademark. EVP can bring “a great day at the beach” across the world”
EVP is excited to have Wilson Volleyballs, Sockwa Footwear and Gem Gear as official sponsors. Come join us on tour, it is our 24st annual season of celebrating life, beach and travel. EVP Tour has been hosting beach volleyball events since 1990 and for the past 5 year it has been encouraging young athletes under the age of 21 to compete in our Junior and Collegiate divisions.
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