The EVP (Extreme Volleyball Professionals) is hosting a pro beach volleyball tournament in Rosemont this weekend.
Several two-person teams will be competing in the tournament for $10,000 in cash prizes. Dan Buehring of Naperville will compete with partner Bartek Bachorski from Bucktown.
MB Financial Park at Rosemont is heating things up this summer by partnering with the EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour to bring a professional volleyball tournament to Rosemont Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19. Games will occur in the center of MB Financial Park from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. each day. 300 tons of sand will be delivered to the Park to create the massive sports beach for the tour.
All-American professional men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams from across the nation have competed in 20 cities across the country in order to qualify to participate in the EVP Rocks Rosemont championship tournament at MB Financial Park. The winning men’s’ and women’s’ teams will compete to receive $10,000 worth of cash prizes Friday, July 18 and the championship title Saturday, July 19.
“The EVP Tour has been traveling the United States for 20 years and we are so excited to come to MB Financial Park in Rosemont for the first time,” says EVP Tour Commissioner Ross Balling. “The Village has opened their arms to our staff, athletes and fans to make this event special. I am excited to have 32 pro teams representing 20 states compete this summer. This will be a major event for our staff and the beach sports fans across the US.”
Spectators of all ages are invited to watch the volleyball matches free of charge and participate in action-packed activities including meet and greets with professional players and interactive games with chances to win EVP prizes.
This championship event will be filmed for TV broadcast on several networks including Comcast, Attitude, Timewarner and MAVTV.
Leading up to the professional beach volleyball tournament, MB Financial Park and EVP Beach Volleyball Tour will host youth and adult free public clinics on Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15 from 9 – 10 a.m. The clinics will be taught by EVP coaches Shak Jones and Mindy Marx. Advance registration is recommended. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volleyball fans can also enjoy free public meet and greets with EVP staff and participating athletes:
- Thursday, July 17, 5 p.m.: EVP Staff
- Friday, July 18, 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.: EVP Rocks Rosemont athletes including 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Lloy Ball and WNBA’s Kelly Schumacher
- Saturday, July 19, 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.: EVP Rocks Rosemont athletes including 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Lloy Ball and WNBA’s Kelly Schumacher
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