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National Beach Volleyball Tournament Comes to Waikiki

May 31, 2018, 8:22 AM HST
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The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the nation’s premier beach volleyball tour, has teamed up with the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) to announce a first-of-its-kind beach volleyball event, the AVP Hawai‘i Invitational.

Presented by HTA, the AVP Hawai‘i Invitational, will be held in the heart of Waikiki Beach from September 14 through 16, 2018. This international exhibition event will bring together top male and female beach volleyball stars from across the United States and abroad as event organizers join to celebrate and honor one of the birthplaces of the sport.

“Because of this new endeavor with the HTA, our official destination partner for this event, we are thrilled to be able to bring the highest level of beach volleyball to the beaches of America’s beloved Aloha state in a fresh, new, and exciting way,” says Donald Sun, managing partner, AVP.

Established in 1983, the AVP has a 35-year rich history creating, staging, and marketing some of the most innovative and engaging sporting events in North America and has been the home of some of the most respected athletes in professional sports, including: gold medalists Karch Kiraly, Kent Steffes, Misty May-Treanor and Todd Rogers.

“The AVP Hawaii Invitational is a major addition to Hawai‘i’s sports marketing portfolio and we thank the AVP for believing in Waikiki Beach as a world-class venue to further expand the reach of professional beach volleyball to audiences worldwide,” says George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO. “Players will be energized by the excitement that Waikiki brings to this tournament and the aloha they receive from fans for taking part in this international competition.”

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In addition to watching world-class athletes battle for the podium, fans can enjoy an interactive sponsor village experience, a keiki volleyball clinic, meet-and-greets with the best players in the world, sunrise yoga in the Club AVP area, bouncing in the kid-friendly bounce house, dancing the day away with tunes provided by AVP-icon DJ Roueche and more.

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As with all AVP events, general admission is free for everyone. Attendees looking for a more elevated experience with luxurious seating, food, drinks, and amazing court views, can purchase VIP tickets, selecting from Club AVP, The Deck, Courtside Box, or Courtside Cabana levels. VIP ticket availability and further details will soon follow via www.avp.com/tickets.

For fans and followers unable to attend, visit www.avp.com/live for live scoring updates and to watch all stadium court matches. At-home viewers can also log in to Amazon’s Prime Video which will now, for the first time ever, deliver live coverage of main draw matches from each pro tour stop through 2020.

For more information on this event, visit www.avp.com.

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