Delray Beach will be home to a major Pro volleyball tour in September. The two-time All American City offers three miles of pristine beachfront, including beach volleyball courts scattered throughout. It has been voted as the best beach of Palm Beach County by the South Florida Parenting Magazine and the Delray Municipal Beach has been rated as the best swimming beach of Southeast by Travel Holiday Magazine.
South Florida is one of the best places in the country for beach volleyball players and you can play more days here than anywhere else, which made it an easy decision for The Palm Beach County Sports Commission to bring this marquee event to town. They partnered with the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative and the Seagate Hotel & Spa to host the Extreme Volleyball Professional (EVP) Tour, featuring some of the nation’s most exciting beach volleyball players, will be coming to the Delray Beach on Saturday, September 17, 2011.
The tour follows the sport’s top level athletes as they cross the country stopping in 15 cities, competing for the title of ‘King and Queen’ of the nets. The Extreme Volleyball Professional Organization plays an important role in keeping professional volleyball alive and thriving. By partnering with various cities to provide volleyball-centered events, the organization is able to showcase the benefits of the sport as well as the fun and excitement such an event can bring to any locale. The tour also incorporates fun amateur division play. Coed teams of juniors, men and women are invited for “all level play” tournaments, which consists of local amateur teams competing against other amateur teams of the same skill level.
The EVP tour further solidifies Palm Beach County and the City of Delray Beach as premier sports destinations.
“This event will bring international exposure for Delray Beach as the event will be broadcast nationally and internationally,” Sarah Martin, Executive Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative said. “The goal is to make a positive economic impact for beachside merchants, restaurants and hotels, while expanding the visibility of our City.”
The Seagate Hotel & Spa, one of Downtown Delray Beach’s most luxurious hotel properties, has partnered with the EVP Tour to offer discounted room rates for attendees, staff and competitors. Matches will start at 8am. For more information visit www.evptour.com
EVP Tour Schedule for September 17:
8am: Pro Matches
9am: Amateur Matches
12pm: Serving Contest
2 pm: Playoffs Begin
3pm : Women’s Semi Finals
4pm: Men’s Semi Finals
5pm: Women’s Champsionships
6pm Men’s Championship