Stockton Selected for Beach Volleyball World Finals
16 Aug, 2013
EVP Tour Announces Stockton as 2014 Host Sponsor
The EVP Tour, an industry leader in creating “fan friendly” beach volleyball events has signed an agreement with Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau to host the 2014 & 2015 EVP ProSeries World Finals of Beach Volleyball on the gorgeous campus of University of the Pacific. The EVP Tour is the largest beach volleyball tour in the United States with over 15 events and 5,000 athletes competing each summer.
“We are really excited to bring professional beach volleyball to Stockton, California. We have athletes from 30 states that will travel to this event and several teams from our ProSeries in Italy,” said EVP Tour Commissioner, Ross Balling. “This is the first EVP ProSeries event in the state of California to be hosted by a visitors bureau. It makes sense to drive the sports traveler to California.”
The EVP ProSeries World Finals of Beach Volleyball event will be the first professional event to be held at Pacific’s new beach volleyball facility, which opened earlier this year. “We really strive to continue to bring new and unique sporting events to Stockton,” noted Wes Rhea, CEO of the Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This EVP event will not only expose Stockton to this growing sport, but also showcase a new quality facility at our university.”
“Pacific is proud to host this world class beach volleyball event and we’re looking forward to seeing some of the best beach volleyball players in the world come to Stockton,” said Pacific Associate Director of Athletics, Dan Chapman. “Our new beach volleyball facility will be the perfect venue for this event that is sure to attract large crowds from throughout our region.”
The dates for the 2014 Stockton event will be September 26-27.
About Stockton CVB: The Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) is a 501(c)6 founded in 1979 and is the official destination marketing organization for Stockton, Calif. The bureau’s mission is to promote Stockton by increasing the awareness and enhancing the image of the city’s diverse cultural, historical and recreational assets. Since its founding, the bureau has been integral in bringing hundreds of quality regional, national and international sporting events and tournaments to Stockton. More information can be found at www.VisitStockton.org.
About the University of the Pacific: University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and a vibrant residential life. Founded in 1851, Pacific is the oldest University in California. Its breathtaking Gothic main campus in Stockton is home to seven schools and colleges. In addition to the dentistry school in San Francisco, Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento-one of California's largest law schools. Total University enrollment is nearly 7,000. For more information about University of the Pacific, visit www.pacific.edu.
About the EVP ProSeries 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. Its grassroots efforts assist regional and local athletes. Its local EVP® Network Members assist the grassroots efforts by establishing young adult relationships that drives the 50 percent of the participation in its events.