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June 21, 2014

Pro volleyball event set for City Beach

PLATTSBURGH — The 2014 EVP Adirondack Coast Pro Am event is being held at Plattsburgh City Beach today.

The professional tour event is hosted by the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Plattsburgh.

The EVP Tour has been hosting beach volleyball events since 1994 and encourages all athletes and their family members to come out for “a great day at the beach” with pro, amateur, coed and juniors events.

Teams may register for the tournaments at www.evptour.com or call 773-387-1198.

A team fee of $50 for juniors (12U, 14U, 16U and 18U) and $60 for amateur adult’s teams is suggested while space is limited.

Local professional teams may apply online to compete for $4,000 in prizes.

Here’s the schedule: 8:30 a.m., first pro game begins; 8:45 a.m., amateur teams check in; 10 a.m., women’s pro match; 11 a.m., serving contest; 12:10 p.m., men’s pro match and VIP tent; 1 p.m., EVP Bump to the Buckets Contest; 1:10 p.m., women’s pro match; 3 p.m., men’s pro match; 4 p.m., women’s finals; 5 p.m., men’s finals; 8 p.m., post-party with awards ceremony.

“The Adirondack Coast is a great summer vacation destination which offers our teams and fans many new travel opportunities,” EVP Tour Commissioner Ross Balling said in a news release from the chamber.

“The beach volleyball venue is on the shores of Lake Champlain, so the weekend will be very memorable for all of our athletes.”

“There are extremely talented athletes competing on the tour in 2014,” he said, “and thousands of spectators are expected, both on location and via televised coverage.”

Chamber Director of Tourism Kristy Kennedy said the tour is “a tremendous way for the Visitors Bureau to showcase the region.”

For more information on the EVP Tour or to register a team, visit evptour.com.

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