CINCINNATI, Ohio (June 20, 2014) – The National Volleyball League (NVL) will host its third pro beach volleyball tournament of the 2014 season from July 10 – 12 at The Beach Waterpark. The Midwest Championships will include professional, amateur and junior competitions in a unique, tropical park setting. The tournament will conclude with the NVL’s “Saturday Night Lights” format, which features Saturday night men’s and women’s finals with a prize purse of $50,000, followed by a beach party with live music from recording artist Kelley James and activities for the entire family.
“The Beach Waterpark is an ideal venue to showcase the talents of NVL players from all levels in an outstanding volleyball facility,” commented NVL Founder and CEO, Albert Hannemann. “We’re pleased to work with The Beach Waterpark and the Ohio Valley Region to provide a fun, family-friendly atmosphere which will offer a variety of competitions and entertainment with plenty of player-fan interaction throughout the event.”
“It is very exciting for us to revive The Beach Waterpark this year and to partner with the National Volleyball League. In preparation for many more action-packed events like this, we built championship volleyball courts that are waiting to host these amazing players,” said Hank Woodburn, President and Owner of Adventure Holdings, and The Beach Waterpark.
Midwest Championships Event Highlights:
Thursday, July 10
9AM-3PM 12U/14U NVL Beach Junior Series
1PM-6PM NVL PRO Qualifier Competition
Friday, July 11
9AM-3PM 16U/18U NVL Beach Junior Series
11AM-9PM NVL PRO Main Draw Matches
Saturday, July 12
11AM-5PM NVL PRO Competition
2PM-4PM NVL Beach Series PlayFIT Junior Clinic
3:30PM* 12U & 14U Junior Championships
4:30PM* Women’s Semi-finals
5:45PM* Men’s Semi-finals
7:00PM* 16U & 18U Junior Championships
8:00PM* Women’s Finals
9:00PM* Men’s Finals
10:00PM* Beach Bash with Live Performance from Singer/Song Writer Kelley James
*Please note times are estimates and may be subject to change.
The tournament will also be live streamed for fans on the NVL Network. Full NVL Midwest event details can be found here.
The Midwest tournament is one of six professional events on the NVL calendar in 2014. The remaining events include:
August 16 – 17: Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Indyfest
September 19 – 21: Hermosa Beach, CA – Hermosa Beach Pier
October 3 – 4: Port St. Lucie, FL – Club Med Sandpiper Bay
ABOUT THE NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Established in 2010, the National Volleyball League is a professional beach volleyball league built by players for all players, united in one mission: to create a sustainable future for pro beach volleyball in the U.S. Home to six professional events in 2014, a nationwide grassroots beach series and the first-ever beach volleyball academy, the NVL is the only national platform for current professionals and players of all levels to showcase their talents and pursue their aspirations in the sport. Driven by a pure passion to grow the game and share the love of the sport and beach culture, the NVL is the Soul of Beach Volleyball.