Clinic to be held May 30 from 2-3 PM at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
OCEAN CITY, Md. – The National Volleyball League (NVL) and the Baltimore Ravens are partnering to host a beach volleyball “Clinic With The Pros” on Saturday, May 30 from 2 – 3 PM as part of the 4th Annual Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash, Presented by Miller Lite. Adult and junior fans have the opportunity to join NVL pros for an afternoon of skills practice, instruction, contests and more. Several Ravens players and cheerleaders will also be in attendance to observe the event, which will take place on the beach directly in front of the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel – 10100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842. Full event details may be viewed here.
“The NVL is thrilled to be part of the Ravens’ Beach Bash and bring another unique element to the weekend events,” said NVL Founder and CEO, Albert Hannemann. “We held our inaugural tournament at the Preakness Stakes back in 2011 and received tremendous support from the Maryland community so we’re excited to be back to share the beach volleyball lifestyle with local sports fans.”
NVL will be in at the Ocean City Boardwalk from May 29-31 for the third pro stop of the 2015 season. The three-day beach volleyball tournament will feature a 16-team draw per gender with teams competing for a $75,000 prize purse. NVL RIZE, the league’s amateur series, has partnered with Delaware Volleyball Academy to host a tournament Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, with all age divisions playing finals matches on center court in between the NVL pro finals, and aired for free on the NVL Network to thousands of fans around the U.S. and internationally. VIP tickets for the Ocean City Championships may be purchased here.
Ocean City Championships Highlights:
Friday, May 29
NVL Pro Qualifier – 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, May 30
Main Draw Matches – 9 AM – Dusk
NVL RIZE Tournament – 9 AM – 5 PM – REGISTER HERE
NVL & Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash “Clinic with the Pros” – 2 PM – 3 PM
Sunday, May 31
Quarter & Semi-Finals – 9 AM
NVL RIZE Tournament – 9 AM
Women’s Championships – 3:00 PM (tentative)
Men’s Championships – 4:30 PM (tentative)
The official Ocean City Championships hashtag is #NVLOceanCity
The Ocean City Championships is one of eight professional events on the NVL calendar in 2015. Remaining tournaments include:
July 10-12: Milwaukee Championships – Milwaukee, Wisc.
July 16-18: Midwest Championships – The Beach Water Park – Mason, Ohio
August 6-8: Hermosa Beach Championships – Hermosa Beach Pier – Hermosa Beach, CA
August 28-30: 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.