EVP Tour Partners with Racine for Spike N Splash Festival

CHICAGO (April 23, 2011) – The EVP Beach Volleyball Tour proudly announces joining forces with Real Racine and the city of Racine for the second year in a row to present the Spike N Splash Festival on Sat., June 18.

Racine, with its Blue Wave, award-winning, 50-acre beach is enhanced by a downtown area with lakefront lodging and dining opportunities.  Beach volleyball and jet boating are longtime staples in the cities summer culture.

“The EVP players and staff love the city of Racine, which is a five-time winner of the EVP Tour’s Best Host City Award,” said EVP Tour president Ross Balling, “Everyone is eager to return this June.”

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Chicago, Racine is the perfect combination of big city fun and small town charm. Downtown Racine boasts the award-winning North Beach—the location of several major sporting events including the Spike N Splash Festival, Ironman Racine 70.3, Iron Girl, and the Lighthouse Run. Visitors can also sample the local cuisine, which includes Racine’s world-famous Danish kringle, at many of the city’s unique and fine dining establishments.  To learn more, please visit http://www.racine.org or https://www.facebook.com/realracine.

The EVP® Tour has established a national pro-am volleyball attraction and travels to ten key markets across the country from May to September. The EVP® has established a national clearance with Comcast Sports Network and will produce eight, 30 minute TV shows that reach over 60 million viewers over 40 states per airing. Grassroots efforts by the organization assist regional and local athletes, and local EVP® Network Members assist by establishing young adult relationships that drives participation in our events. Learn more at www.evptour.com. Register for the Tour at www.evptour.com or call Carlos Jimenez, Tour Director at 773.387.1198.

Ross Balling, EVP Tour President