In the green top, that’s Alki resident Bri Murray, one of the winners at last summer’s first-ever EVP Pro Beach Volleyball tour stop on her home beach – and she (with teammate Wendy Stammer from Oregon) will try to do it again when the tour returns tomorrow. (Great timing, with beach volleyball in the spotlight at the Beijing Games!) WSB is a co-sponsor of the daylong event — and the finals are being recorded by Comcast again this year, so if you’re there by 3, you’re welcome to be in the official TV audience – the women’s finals are expected around 3, the men’s finals around 4:30 (last year’s winning men’s team also featured a local star, Alki resident Chris Hannemann, and he’ll be playing tomorrow too). Here’s the official news release with full details about tomorrow’s event, which starts bright and early:
CORONA LIGHT EVP PROFESSIONAL BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR VISITS ALKI TOMORROW
Top Teams from the West Coast Battle for $5,000 in Prize Money; Event televised on Comcast On Demand
SEATTLE (Aug. 15, 2008) â€“ The EVP, Extreme Volleyball Professionals, visit Alki Beach August 16 as part of the multi-city EVP Pro Tour. The tour brings teams from California, Oregon, Canada and Washington State to compete for $5,000 in prize money. The event will also feature a small amateur division competing for prizes.
The tournament starts at 7 a.m. with the womenâ€™s championship game scheduled for 3 p.m. and the menâ€™s championship game scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The general public is invited to the beach on Alki Avenue to be part of the television audience starting at 3 p.m. Open seating will be available in the bleachers or the general public is invited to bring a beach chair and set it up around center court (center court will be the one with the 20 foot EVP sign). The event is free for the general public.
The 2008 EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour powered by Corona Light features the top CITY VS CITY menâ€™s and womenâ€™s teams from around the country. â€œThe tourâ€™s 22 national stops and more than $150,000 in cash and prizes make this one of the most exciting summers in our 18 years,â€ said Ross Balling, EVP Commissioner and tour founder.
Comcast will air the finals On Demand, to be available at the end of August. Digital Cable customers can view the entire championship games by going to the On Demand menu under â€œGet Localâ€ and â€œLocal Sports.â€
This community-based event is sponsored by the West Seattle Blog (WSB), West Seattleâ€™s source for news 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
About the EVP:
Founded by Ross Balling sixteen years ago, the EVP sponsors professional volleyball players and produces top-quality volleyball events across the country. The EVP includes a network of volleyball professionals executing regional and â€œCity vs. Cityâ€ events. For more information about the EVP visit, www.evptour.com.