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November 12, 2013

Dig beach volleyball?

PLATTSBURGH — Professional beach volleyball is planned for Plattsburgh City Beach next summer.

The EVP Beach Volleyball Tour is scheduled to be in the City of Plattsburgh on July 26.

The Adirondack Coast Pro-Am will be hosted by the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau.

EVP Tour Commissioner Ross Balling said they look forward to the Plattsburgh event.

“The Adirondack Coast is a great summer vacation destination, which offers our teams and fans many new travel opportunities. The beach volleyball venue is on the shores of Lake Champlain, so the weekend will be very memorable for all of our athletes,” he said in a press release.

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

‘WILL SHOWCASE REGION’

North Country Chamber of Commerce Vice President for Marketing Kristy Kennedy said they are thrilled to welcome EVP Tour to Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast. 

“We look forward to working with EVP staff and athletes to organize and host a world-class event,” she said. 

“The EVP Beach Volleyball tour is a tremendous way for the Visitors Bureau to showcase the region as well as bring quality events to the regions.” 

City of Plattsburgh Superintendent of Recreation Steve Peters said the event “is an outstanding addition to our 2014 calendar, and we are looking forward to co-hosting it with the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau.”

AMATEUR DIVISION

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. 

There are several divisions for amateur volleyball teams. Teams may register at www.evptour.com or by calling (773) 387-1198.

A team fee of $50 for juniors (12 and younger, 14 and younger, 16 and younger and 18 and younger) and $60 for amateur adults teams is suggested, though space is limited. 

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