2014 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour to include Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premiere domestic professional beach volleyball tour in the U.S., has officially announced its 2014 schedule, featuring Milwaukee as one of seven tournaments across the country from May through September. Other tournament venues include St. Petersburg, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Manhattan Beach; CA; Cincinnati, OH; Atlantic City, NJ and Huntington Beach, CA.

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 medalists April Ross (2012) and Jen Kessy (2012); two-time Olympians Jake Gibb (2008, 2012) and Sean Rosenthal (2008, 2012); and Olympian Nicole Branagh (2008).

The tour also features many up-and-coming stars that are helping build the future of the sport, such as Casey Patterson, Theo Brunner, Summer Ross, Emily Day and 2013 AVP rookies of the year Tri Bourne and Lane Carico.

Tickets for the 2014 AVP tournaments will go on sale in the coming weeks, and information will be available at www.AVP.com.

May 29 - June 1 St. Pete Open Spa Beach Park (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
July 3-6 Milwaukee Open Bradford Beach (Milwaukee)
Aug. 7-10 Salt Lake City Open Liberty Park (Salt Lake City)
Aug. 15-17 Manhattan Beach Open South Side of Pier (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Aug. 28- 31 Cincinnati Open Lindner Family Tennis Center (Mason, Ohio)
Sept. 5-7 DO AC Pro Beach Volleyball Invitational New Jersey Avenue and the boardwalk adjacent to Showboat and Revel (Atlantic City, N.J.)
Sept. 25-28 AVP Championships at Huntington Beach North Side of Pier (Huntington Beach, Calif.)

For more on the AVP and the 2014 schedule of tournaments: www.avp.com.