Three Olympic Medalists, Myriad of World-Class Athletes Take the Sand September 4-6
Cincinnati, OH -- August 27, 2009 – The 14th stop on the 16 city AVP Crocs Tour makes its way to Mason this Labor Day weekend, with it bringing 16 teams of each gender consisting of the best professional beach volleyball players in the world. Headlining the list of world-class athletes is two-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh, 2008 Olympic gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers, Beijing Olympians Nicole Branagh, Elaine Youngs, Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal, as well as 2009 World Champions Jen Kessy and April Ross. AVP Crocs Tour stars Rachel Wacholder Scott, Sean Scott, John Hyden and Angie Akers, among others, will also take to the sand in Mason.
This is the fifth year the AVP Crocs Tournament of Champions has played in Mason, and promises to be the most star-studded one yet. Kerri Walsh, who made her official return to the world of professional volleyball at the beginning of August, will play with Rachel Wacholder Scott, who won the Mason tour stop in 2004.
“The Tournament of Champions has the privilege of presenting an all-star lineup at an affordable price,” Reach Event Marketing Director Mario Cicchinelli said. “With tickets starting at five dollars for every session, families can enjoy world class volleyball at an affordable price point.”
The AVP Crocs Tour Tournament of Champions Mason is set to take place September 4-6 in Mason, OH at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Sessions start on Friday, September 4 and run through Sunday afternoon, September 6 with both semi-finals and finals taking place on Sunday. Tickets start at $5, and are available at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information on the AVP Crocs Tour, please visit www.avp.com or call 1-800-781-4296.
About AVP, Inc.:
AVP, Inc. is a leading lifestyle sports entertainment company focused on the production, marketing and distribution of professional beach volleyball events worldwide. One of the fastest growing entities in the sports world, the AVP operates two of the industry's most prominent national touring series, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (1983) and the AVP Hot Winter Nights Indoor Tour (launched in 2008). The AVP is set to stage more than 35 events throughout the United States in 2009 and features more than 150 of the top male and female competitors in the sport. AVP athletes won both the women’s and men’s gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, marking the first gold medal sweep by a single country in the history of Olympic Beach Volleyball. AVP is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. For more information, please visit www.avp.com.
About Reach Event Marketing:
Reach Event Marketing (REM) is a full-service marketing company specializing in the organization, marketing and promotion of regional and national events, including the AVP Crocs Tour Mason, Ohio, Elite Photography High School Tour, Wedding Mafia, Cincinnati Wedding Showcase and Wags Park. REM provides clients strategic marketing expertise at the grass-roots level in many areas, including advertising sales, sponsorship and hospitality packages, ticket sales management and promotion. In addition to event marketing, REM operates www.hacksports.com, a website covering the high school sports scene in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. For more information, please visit www.reacheventmarketing.com.