NVL hosting pro tournament April 24 – 26; NVL RIZE junior clinic April 26
Madeira Beach, Fla. (April 14, 2015) – The National Volleyball League (NVL) will be in Madeira Beach, Fla. at John’s Pass Beach from April 24 – 26 for the second tournament of the 2015 pro season. The three-day event will feature a 16-team draw per gender with teams vying for a $50,000 prize purse. Pros from across the country will compete for the championship title including several local Florida players: Brooke Niles and Karolina Sowala, 2015 Panama City Beach Championships women’s winners; Dave Palm, 2015 Panama City Beach Championships men’s winner; Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima, winner of five of six 2014 NVL pro tournaments; and Piotr Marciniak, NVL’s 2014 Offensive Player of the Year. Prior to the women’s finals on Sunday, the NVL will hold a free NVL RIZE & PlayFIT Foundation “Clinic with the Pros” and autograph signing. VIP tickets may be purchased here.
“We are excited to have the National Volleyball League hosting an event in Madeira Beach. What better place to host such a quality event than on 35 miles of America’s Best Beaches. We hope to have the NVL players and fans here again next year for another fantastic tournament,” commented Kevin B. Smith, Director of Sports for the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission.
Madeira Beach Event Highlights:
Friday, April 24
NVL Pro Qualifier – 9 AM – 6 PM
NVL Fashion Show – 9 PM: Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company
Saturday, April 25
Main Draw Matches – 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, April 26
Quarter & Semi-Finals – 9 AM
RIZE & PlayFIT Clinic with the Pros; Autographs – 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Women’s Championships – 2:30 PM
Men’s Championships – 4 PM
The tournament will be live streamed free for fans on the NVL Network. The official Madeira Beach Championships hashtag is #NVLMadBeach
The Madeira Beach Championships is one of eight professional events on the NVL calendar in 2015. Remaining tournaments include:
Date Event Location
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.
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, the NCAA’s fastest-growing emerging sport in history with 50 schools sponsoring it as of January 2015 and a Division 1 approved championship, the NVL is building the infrastructure for young players to achieve their dreams.