NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (June 10, 2014) – The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premiere professional beach volleyball tour in the U.S., has announced new dates for its final tournament on the 2014 schedule, as the smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach will now take place September 18-21.


“The AVP is committed to doing our part to promote the sport of beach volleyball and ensure that everyone that is a part of the AVP has the best possible experience,” said AVP Managing Partner Donald Sun. “For scheduling purposes, we felt it was in everyone’s best interest to adjust the tournament dates. We’re very excited to be coming back to close out our 2014 season by crowning new champions in Huntington Beach.”


The AVP’s 2014 schedule includes seven tournaments in different regions of the U.S., from Florida to Southern California. In its third year under the guidance of AVP Managing Partner Donald Sun, who purchased the tour in 2012, the AVP has expanded its property to include tour stops this season in St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 29-June 1); Milwaukee (July 3-6); Salt Lake City (Aug. 7-10); Manhattan Beach, Calif. (Aug. 14-17); Cincinnati (Aug. 28-31); Atlantic City, N.J. (Sept. 5-7); and Huntington Beach, Calif. (Sept. 18-21).


The AVP is the exclusive domestic beach volleyball home of the nation’s top athletes, including Olympic gold medalists Kerri Walsh-Jennings (2004, 2008, 2012), Todd Rogers (2008) and Phil Dalhausser (2008); Olympic silver medalist April Ross (2012); two-time Olympians Jake Gibb (2008, 2012) and Sean Rosenthal (2008, 2012); and Olympian Nicole Branagh (2008).



Established in 1983, the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) produces, markets and distributes volleyball events worldwide, including the popular AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. While promoting family-oriented events and supporting a healthy lifestyle, the AVP is best known for its world-class athletes, who have won numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Olympic games. The AVP headquarters are in Costa Mesa, California, USA.


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