NVL RIZE amateur tournament & junior clinic to be held May 30-31
Ocean City, Md. – The National Volleyball League (NVL) will host its third pro tournament of the 2015 season at the Ocean City Boardwalk from May 29-31 in Ocean City, Md., a new location for the league. The three-day event 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. Also scheduled is a PlayFIT Foundation “Clinic with the Pros” on Saturday afternoon. VIP tickets for the Ocean City Championships may be purchased here.
“We’re excited to welcome the NVL to bring professional beach volleyball to Ocean City which boasts a gorgeous 10 mile beach and historic boardwalk filled with fun attractions,” said Donna Abbott, Director, Ocean City, MD Department of Tourism. “We have an active volleyball community with a large fan base, so it’s great to be able to offer our residents and tourists an opportunity to see some of the best pros in the world compete right in our backyard.”
Ocean City Event 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 RIZE & PlayFIT “Clinic with the Pros” – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Sunday, May 31
Quarter & Semi-Finals – 9 AM
NVL RIZE Tournament – 9 AM
Women’s Championships – 3:00 PM
Men’s Championships – 4:30 PM
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.