Panama City Beach to Host NAIA Beach Volleyball National Invitational April 21-23 | Sports Destination Management

Panama City Beach to Host NAIA Beach Volleyball National Invitational April 21-23

Apr 20, 2022

Visit Panama City Beach will host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Beach Volleyball National Invitational, taking place on April 21-23 at Russell-Fields City Pier courts. The three-day event will feature 30 teams from 6 NAIA programs competing for the championship title.

“Visit Panama City Beach is thrilled to welcome top collegiate athletes to our destination for the inaugural NAIA Women’s Beach Volleyball Invitational,” said Dan Rowe, Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO. “After hosting the first AVP Pro Next event of 2022 just earlier this month, we are grateful for the opportunity to host another exciting volleyball competition and showcase Panama City Beach to players and fans from across the country.”

The teams competing in the invitational will travel to Panama City Beach from Oregon, Arizona, Missouri, California, and Florida. Participating schools include Vanguard University, Corban University, Park University, Ottawa University, Webber International University, and Westcliff University. The teams will begin the three-day competition with pool play and each will advance to a single elimination bracket.

“We are excited to welcome Visit Panama City Beach to our family of NAIA hosts,” said NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr. “Panama City Beach will provide an exceptional location for our student athletes during our inaugural NAIA Beach Volleyball Invitational.”

The invitational kicks off on April 21 at Russell-Fields City Pier courts, with games taking place across 10 courts at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. On April 22, games will be held across 5 courts at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and the semifinals will be at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The final championship game is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on April 23. Admission is free. 

About Visit Panama City Beach

Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.

About National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. NAIA members provide more than 77,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn $800 million in scholarships and compete in 27 national championships. | @NAIA

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