Spalding's KOB All-Weather Volleyball’s will be all over the beach
The Big Shot Volleyball Series,presented by Spalding King of the Beach Volleyballs, will return to Long Beach,NY on August 11-12 with the $6,000 Totally Light 2Go Summer Breeze Tournament.The tournament will be sponsored by 4C Corporation, the makers of Totally Light2Go Powdered Energy Drinks and Vitamin Stix. The Men’s Open Finals will berecorded and shown on YouTube Tuesday night, August 14. The event is sanctionedby Volley America, the largest beach volleyball grass roots organization in theUS.
Top male doubles teams will competefor $5,000 cash prizes at the tournament. Players will also earn points in the$25,000 Volley America Grand Prix, to be awarded at the end of the season.Tournament play will start at 9 am Saturday with semi-finals and finalsstarting Sunday at 11 am. Admission is free for all spectators. The tournamentwill be held on the beach at Riverside Blvd.
The Big Shot Volleyball Series holds35 events leading to the September 8-9 Big Shot Championships in Atlantic City,NJ and the October 27-28 $5,000 Volley America National Championships at ClearwaterBeach, FL.
Top male players in this weekend’stournament include Pro Beach Volleyball player and EEVB Junior Program Coach,Mark Burik. Players also expected to compete are Brooklyn’s top player, MikeSalak, and his partner Greg Hunter from the Jersey Shore. All have played onthe Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.
Top female players include LongBeach’s own Dana Fiume, who has also played on the AVP Pro Beach VolleyballTour. Other top LI females competing who have also played on the Pro beach VolleyballTour include Hilary and Melanie Pavels. Melanie also plays collegiately on the FloridaState Sand Volleyball Team and as an amateur cannot accept prize money untilshe graduates.
Separate divisions will be held forplayers of intermediate and novice levels on Saturday and Sunday. The $60 entryfee entitles players to a full day of tournament play, an official TotallyLight 2 GO Big Shot Volleyball t-shirt, and prizes from event sponsor’s Spalding,Bally’s Casino, Hot Buttered Sunglasses, Sarasota Convention & VisitorsBureau, Zem Booties Sand Socks, Rider Sandals, Park & Sun net systems, DigMagazine, and Sportime.
For further information andapplications contact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or www.eevb.net
About East End Volleyball
East End Volleyball has beenorganizing beach volleyball tournaments for 35 years since 1977. Based in theEast End of Long Island, EEVB has grown into the largest beach volleyballseries in the East End of the country with tournaments from Newport, RI to Hollywood,Florida. Sanctioned by Volley America, the largest beach Volleyball grass rootsorganization in the US, EEVB runs over 35 tournaments and leagues for over 5,000players.
About Volley America
Volley America is the largest grass roots organizationin the US for beach volleyball players. With over 12,000 dues paying membersfrom 25 states, Volley America runs a national ranking system used to seed alltournaments. It also offers a $25,000 Grand Prix for beach players and a$10,000 Grand Prix for grass players that awards prize money to players in 8separate divisions at the end of the season based on their results during theseason. Twenty five different organizations have joined Volley America sinceits inception in 2011.
Summer Breeze Beach VolleyballTournament Fact Sheet
For further info go to www.eevb.net
Date: August 11-12, 2012
8 am to 6 pm Saturday for Men's & Women's Open, A,& B Divisions
9 am to 6 pm Sunday for Coed Open, A,& B, & Men's AA & B Divisions, Junior Boys and girls
Playoffs 4-6 pm each day
Men and Women’s Opensemifinals begin at 11 am Sunday
Cost: Free forspectators, $100 for Men’s Open, $60/team for all other divisions
Prizes: $75,000 during the2012 season. Additional prizes from Totally Light 2 GO , Bally’s Casino, HotButtered Sunglasses, Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spalding, ZemBooties, Rider Sandals, Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, & Sportimewill be awarded in the A and B Divisions.