FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2013
Contact: Kayla French
2013 EVP Pro Beach Volleyball returning to Delray Beach
Palm Beach County, FL- The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has partnered with the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) to bring the EVP ProSeries National Championships to Palm Beach County. Returning to Delray Beach for the third year in a row, this exciting event will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the beach, between Atlantic Avenue and Miramar, and will be televised frequently on various cable sports networks throughout the states and the Caribbean Islands.
The EVP National Championship is the final competition for professional/amateur volleyball teams on the EVP Tour. Twenty-four professional teams and eighty amateur teams are expected to participate at this weekend’s event. Professional and amateur matches will take place simultaneously on 10 volleyball courts set up on Delray Beach’s public beach.
The EVP Beach Volleyball Tour’s primary aim is to support beach volleyball events that engage families, fans, athletes, students, communities and sponsors in a great day at the beach. At each event, spectators will not only see elite athletes compete on the sand for top honors, they will also have the chance to interact with the pros by participating in contests and promotions.
The September 21 competition in Delray Beach will offer a $6,000 purse for contestants, with six different cash prizes, amounts ranging from $200 to $1,300. The Hyatt Place
Delray Beach is serving as host hotel for this event. Visit HyattPlaceDelrayBeach.com and enter the group code “G-EVPT” for rates and additional information. For more
information on the tournament, please go to www.VisitDelrayBeach.org/evp-national-champ-2013 or www.evptour.com.
The September 21, 2013 event schedule includes:
8:00 AM EVP Pro Division Tournament Begins
9:00 AM Amateur Tournament Registration Opens
10:00 AM Junior Tournament Begins
11:30 AM Contest-Bump to the Buckets
12:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Serving Contest on Center Court
3:00 PM Amateur & Junior Playoffs Begin
4:00 PM Pro Division Finals-Center Court
7:30-9 PM EVP Awards Party
About the Palm Beach County Sports Commission
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the county as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the county, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (primarily in the off-season), and maximizes utilization of county facilities. The commission offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and a local membership program that support its goals. Local, regional, national and international marketing efforts are ongoing by the commission with sports organizations and event owners. The commission also produces sports-related programs for the residents of Palm Beach County including the annual Lou Groza Awards program, the Sports Hall of Fame, and the Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission go to www.palmbeachsports.com.
About the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative:
The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) is a partnership between the City of Delray Beach, the Community Redevelopment Agency and the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. The DBMC’s mission is to attract people to the City, create a positive image and increase awareness of Delray Beach for a positive economic impact through Destination Marketing, marketing programs, special events and community collaboration. For more information, please contact DBMC at 561.279.1380 or visit www.VisitDelrayBeach.org.
Available for Interview:
Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative
Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS, Inc.
561.756.4298 / firstname.lastname@example.org