SEATTLE, Wash. – The National Volleyball League (NVL) Seattle Championships will be held August 28 – 30 at Alki Beach Park, 2901 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA. The tournament will feature a 16-team draw per gender with beach volleyball pros competing for a $75,000 prize purse. General admission to the tournament is free and VIP tickets may be purchased here. NVL will host a free Clinic with the Pros on Sunday, interested participants can register here. Local residents interested in volunteering at the tournament can sign up here.
“We’re excited to make our debut in Seattle and share the NVL beach lifestyle with local fans,” said Albert Hannemann, NVL Founder and CEO. “Alki Beach is considered the heart of beach volleyball in this region and it will be a spectacular setting for our pros to contend for a Seattle Championships title.”
Seattle Championships Event Highlights:
Friday, August 28th
9:00am-Dusk – Qualifier Matches
Saturday, August 29th
9:00am-Dusk – Main Draw Matches
Sunday, August 30th
8:00am – Quarter and Semi-Finals
1:00pm – FREE Clinic with the Pros
2:30pm – Women’s Finals
4:00pm – Men’s Finals
*Finals times subject to change
Full Seattle Championships event details can be found here. Beginning on August 29, the main draw matches will be live streamed for free on the NVL Network. The official tournament hashtag is #NVLSEATTLE.
The Seattle Championships is the seventh of eight stops on the 2015 tour. The season will conclude with the Players Championships tournament at Club Med Sandpiper Bay/NVL Volleyball Academies in Port St. Lucie, Fla. from September 25 – 27.
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 Club Med NVL Beach Volleyball Academies, 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 over 200 schools offering scholarships in 2016, the NVL is building the infrastructure for young players to achieve their dreams.