December 14, 2012 Racine, Wisconsin – EVP Tour and Upstate Watercross Promotions Tour has signed an agreement with Real Racine for the 2013 Spike n’ Splash event on June 14-15.

The EVP Tour began working with the Real Racine in 2003. The main task of the EVP Tour back then was to bring a national level beach volleyball tour to Racine. Teams as far away as Italy have traveled to Racine to compete against the very best in the sport of beach volleyball.

Well, almost nine years later the EVP has been instrumental in building the largest Midwest beach sports festival including Watercross Championship produced by BSN partner Upstate Watercross.

Real Racine announced today that it is proud of the work the EVP Tour has done to create more national level events in their community along Lake Michigan.

Real Racine President/CEO – Dave Blank says Spike N’ Splash is one of our premier summertime events and is quickly turning into major regional favorite. The staff and athletes with both tours are great ambassadors for their respective sports and we look forward to welcoming them in June of 2013 again.

UWP Commissioner – AJ Handler says UWP is excited about returning to Racine, WI – it is a great community and has one of the best beaches in the Midwest. The athletes love the atmosphere that Racine has to offer; great food, lots of fun and plenty of things to do for visitors.

EVP Tour Commissioner – Ross Balling says “Working with Mr. Dave Blank from Real Racine, Mayor John Dickert from the City of Racine and Tom Molbeck from the Racine Parks are always finding ways to improve the event. Are athtletes and fans feel welcomed! We are excited to build a long term relationship with the City and the Real Racine community. Real Racine knows how to help put on a great experience.”

The voice of the EVP Tour – Keith Jones says “ I’m very excited to be coming back to Racine in 2012 for the EVP Rocks Racine tournament. There was nothing like being around the great people of Racine, Wisconsin. Everywhere we went, whether it was to an amazing dinner at Ivanhoe each night or enjoying the night life at the surrounding bars, we were treated like great friends of the community. “


About the EVP Tour
The EVP® Tour has established the largest national pro-am volleyball attraction in America. The tour travels to 20 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 16, 30-minute TV shows which reach over 60 million viewers over 40 states per airing. See current airing dates above.

About Real Racine
Real Racine, formerly the Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is a non-profit corporation. They are the official destination marketing agency for Racine County and their primary focus is tourism promotion and development.