EVP Tour to Debut Pro Beach Volleyball Tour in Erie
21 Jul, 2016
Presque Isle Pro-Am Headed to Beach 11 July 30-31
The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce that EVP Tour will bring professional beach volleyball to Erie for the first time Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. The Presque Isle Pro-Am will be held at Beach 11 and will feature 300 professional and amateur athletes from across the country.
Erie is one of several new stops on the EVP Tour, which is the national largest pro-am beach volleyball tour, with 17 tournaments on beaches throughout the country. The 2016 tour kicked off April 29-30 in Bradenton, Fla., and will conclude with the EVP World Championships in Hampton, Va.
The men’s and women’s pro competition kicks off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, with the amateur division, including men’s and women’s AA, A, and BB competitions, beginning at 9 a.m. The Junior EVP games for girls 18U, 16U, 14U, and 12U will begin at 9:10am. Co-ed AA, A, and BB competition will be held Sunday, July 31 at a.m., with the boys’ junior competition following at 10 a.m. for boys 18U, 16U, and 14U.
Registration is open to the public and groups are welcome to join in the fun! Spectators are encouraged to come to the beach and support their team in the “city vs. city” competition. Chicago vs Miami Beach is sure to be one of the top matches of the day. The event is being held in conjunction with Discover Presque Isle Days.
“The EVP Tour has been taking professional beach volleyball around the country for more than 20 years, and we are thrilled to add Erie, Pennsylvania to our list of national stops in 2016, thanks to the Erie Sports Commission” said Ross Balling, EVP Tour Commissioner. “Erie features some of the best beaches in the country, and I am thrilled to be able to expose the community to the sport and these athletes.”
“With some of the best beaches in the country right here in Erie, we knew that bringing the EVP Tour to town would be a great fit,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “I am thrilled to showcase this level of talent on our shores, and hope the community will come out to enjoy a great day of high-level volleyball and fun.”
The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.
About the EVP Tour: The EVP Tour has established a national pro-am volleyball attraction in ten key markets across the country from May through September. EVP has a national clearance with Beach Sports Network and will produce six 30-minute TV shows reaching over 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.