Tourism

Dig beach volleyball?

By: DAN HEATH

PLATTSBURGH — Professional beach volleyball is planned for Plattsburgh City Beach next summer.

The EVP Beach Volleyball Tour is scheduled to be in the City of Plattsburgh on July 26.

The Adirondack Coast Pro-Am will be hosted by the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau.

EVP Tour Commissioner Ross Balling said they look forward to the Plattsburgh event.

“The Adirondack Coast is a great summer vacation destination, which offers our teams and fans many new travel opportunities. The beach volleyball venue is on the shores of Lake Champlain, so the weekend will be very memorable for all of our athletes,” he said in a press release.

“There are extremely talented athletes competing on the tour in 2014, and thousands of spectators are expected, both on location and via televised coverage.”

‘WILL SHOWCASE REGION’

North Country Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Marketing Kristy Kennedy said they are thrilled to welcome EVP Tour to Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast. 

“We look forward to working with EVP staff and athletes to organize and host a world-class event,” she said. 

“The EVP Beach Volleyball tour is a tremendous way for the Visitors Bureau to showcase the region as well as bring quality events to the regions.” 

City of Plattsburgh Superintendent of Recreation Steve Peters said the event “is an outstanding addition to our 2014 calendar, and we are looking forward to co-hosting it with the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau.”

AMATEUR DIVISION

The EVP Tour has been hosting beach volleyball events since 1994 and encourages all athletes and their family members to come out for a great day at the beach. 

There are several divisions for amateur volleyball teams. Teams may register at www.evptour.com or by calling (773) 387-1198.

A team fee of $50 for juniors (12 and younger, 14 and younger, 16 and younger and 18 and younger) and $60 for amateur adults teams is suggested, though space is limited. 

Professional teams may apply online to compete for the $5,000 prize purse.

BEACH SPORTS NETWORK

The EVP Tour has established a national pro-am volleyball attraction in 10 key markets across the country from May through September.

EVP has a national clearance with Beach Sports Network and will produce six 30-minute television shows that reach more than 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, contact Ross Balling of the EVP Tour at rossballing@evptour.com or visit www.evptour.com.

Email Dan Heath:dheath@pressrepublican.com

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VOLLEYBALL AT CITY BEACH

The schedule for the Adirondack Coast Pro-Am is: July 25: Set up at the beach, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by EVP Corporate Challenge from 2 to 4 p.m. and a welcome party from 8 to 10 p.m.

July 26: First pro game starts at 8:30 a.m.; amateur teams check in at 10 a.m.; Women's Pro Match, 11 a.m.; Serving Contest, 12:10 p.m.; Men's Pro Match and VIP Tent, 1 p.m.; EVP Bump to the Buckets Contest, 1:10 p.m.; Women's Pro Match, 3 p.m.; Men's Pro Match, 4 p.m.; Women's Finals, 5 p.m.; Men's Finals, 8 p.m.; Post Party with Awards Ceremony and event photos, 9 p.m.

 

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