AVP set to begin with the Huntington Beach Open
Newport Beach, CA (BDCi Sports) — It is Beach Volleyball season again and AVP – the nation’s premier beach volleyball tour will officially kick off the 2017 season in the beautiful golden state.
Huntington Beach is the chosen city, so gather your beach attire and add to your schedule before you forget. Beach volleyball fans are once again making a pilgrimage to the sand. The tour had a record attendance last year and from May 4-7 2017 the sands of the famous “surf city” will be taken over by the greatest athletes in the sport.
“I’m truly excited about kicking off the 2017 season in Surf City USA, a town that means so much to me as a long-time resident and a place that embraces not just beach volleyball but beach culture at large,”
14-time AVP champion and Olympian Casey Patterson.
This event will feature the most respected names in the sport including AVP stars and Olympians Phil Dalhausser, April Ross, Xi Zhang, Jake Gibb, among others.
The eight-stop tour will run from May through September 2017 with additional stops in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Chicago.
Hermosa Beach will make its way back to the tour for the first time since 2010, and Austin in Texas also returns as a venue for the first time since 2005.
“We are thrilled to bring beach volleyball back to these major metropolitan cities, including our return to Hermosa Beach and Austin,” said Donald Sun, managing partner, AVP.