Port St. Lucie, Fla. (February 16, 2015) – The National Volleyball League’s (NVL) pro tour schedule has expanded to include eight action-packed events in 2015 with pros competing for a $500,000 total prize purse from March to September.
Following a six-event professional tour schedule last year, the NVL will host eight tournaments nationally with stops in Panama City Beach, Fla.; Madeira Beach, Fla.; Ocean City, Md.; Milwaukee; Cincinnati; Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Seattle; and Port St. Lucie, Fla. The events will feature world-class competition in a festive beach party atmosphere that highlights the lifestyle elements of the sport.
“It’s a testament to the growth of both the sport and the league that we’re able to increase the number of tournaments this year and offer substantially higher prize money,” said NVL Founder & CEO Albert Hannemann. “We’re excited at the opportunity to bring professional beach volleyball to new regions, and look forward to sharing this lifestyle with fans and continue growing the game.”
The league is expanding its reach in the southeastern market by adding two more tournaments in Florida. With a focus on the development of junior and collegiate athletes, the NVL is kicking off the season in Panama City Beach, Fla. in an effort to capitalize on the more than 400,000 students who typically visit the area in the month of March. The tour will return to Milwaukee IndyFest, The Beach Waterpark in Ohio and Club Med Sandpiper Bay, home to NVL’s Beach Volleyball Academies, where it has established successful partnerships with major company brands. Seattle and Madeira Beach, Fla. are new markets for the league with tremendous potential to draw in fans from the large tourist populations and local volleyball communities.
2015 NVL pro beach volleyball tour schedule:
Date Event Location
March 18-20 Panama City Beach Championships Boardwalk Resort – Panama City Beach, Fla.
April 24-26 Madeira Beach Championships John’s Pass Beach, Fla.
May 29-31 Ocean City Championships Ocean City Beach, Md.
July 10-12 IndyFest Championships Milwaukee Mile – Milwaukee, Wisc.
July 17-19 Midwest Championships The Beach Water Park – Mason, Ohio
August 6-8 Hermosa Beach Championships Hermosa Beach Pier – Hermosa Beach, Calif.
August 27-30 Seattle Championships Alki Beach – Seattle, Wash.
September 24-26 Players Championships Club Med Sandpiper Bay/NVL Volleyball Academies – Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The NVL is currently sponsored by Australian Gold, Bud Light, Club Med, Gatorade, Menards, Mikasa Sports, The ONE Group, and Polaroid.
For more information about the NVL 2015 tour, please contact Mazen Alloush at Mazen@TheNVL.com.
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About National Volleyball League
Established in 2010, the NVL 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 eight professional events in 2015, a grassroots series, and the NVL Club Med 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. With sand volleyball now a sanctioned high school sport and the
NCAA’s fastest-growing emerging sport in history, the NVL is building the infrastructure for young players to achieve their dreams.