EVP Tour New Buffalo, Michigan – September 8th

*****MEDIA ALERT*****

EVP Tour New Buffalo, Michigan
Presented by NBBA & Sparkling ICE

WHO:
The 2012 EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour travels to Harbor Country beaches of New Buffalo, MI. for a national event! The New Buffalo Business Association and Sparkling ICE are supporting this free event on Saturday, September 8 from 10am-6pm at the main beach.

12 Professional teams nationwide are set to compete this weekend in EVP “City vs. City” style sand competitions, for more than $2,500 in cash and prizes. Amateur and Junior Teams are welcome to compete for awards of the national championships.

WHAT:
Juniors and Adults enjoy a day packed with EVP-level competition at the 2012 EVP New Buffalo Beach on the Battle presented by Sparkling ICE, featuring special events, challenges, and much more, including:
• Opportunities to meet pro players
• Free volleyball action
• Chances to win EVP prizes

WHERE & WHEN:
Friday, September 7t, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EVP Pre-party and Registration
@ _____________________________

Saturday, September8 from 10 am to 6 pm EVP Pro Am Tournament
@ New Buffalo Beach, Main Beach
*Spectator admission is free * Parking is not free

8pm-11pm EVP Awards Party @
REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
The EVP Tour and Sparkling ICE invite all volleyball team captains to register by logging on to: www.evptour.com. Pro teams must register by September 7th at 3pm CST.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
• Ross Balling, EVP Tour Commissioner -312-287-5988
• Carlos Jimenez, EVP Tour Director 773-387-1198

SPONSORS
• Sparkling ICE
• New Buffalo Business Association
• City of New Buffalo
• New Buffalo Police Department
• Kings Hawaiian Bread

MEDIA CONTACT TOURNAMENT CONTACT:
Lori Tabbert Carlos Jimenez
lori@evptour.com carlos@evptour.com

About the EVP Tour
The EVP® Tour has established the largest national pro-am volleyball attraction in America. The tour travels to twenty key markets across the country from March to October. The EVP® TV Network has established a national clearance with Comcast Sports Network and will produce sixteen, 30 minute TV shows that reach over 60 million viewers over 40 states per airing. Our grassroots efforts assist regional and local athletes. Our local EVP® Network Members assist the grassroots efforts by establishing young adult relationships that drives the 50 percent of the participation in our events.

About Sparkling ICE
Sparkling ICE is a Brand within the Talking Rain Beverage Company. It is a zero calorie naturally flavored beverage known for its refreshing blend of spring water, fruit juice and just the right amount of carbonation. We have 8 refreshing flavors and can be found in grocery, club and drug stores across the country. We will be sharing some of our popular flavors with players and spectators to taste during the event. Learn more about Sparkling ICE at www.spaklingICE.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.