EVP Volleyball Tournament
June 30, 2014
Top women and men Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP) from around the U.S. will compete Thursday, July 17 through Saturday, July 19 at the EVP Rock Rosemont event at MB Financial Park in Rosemont culminating in a championship game for a $10,000 prize.
The top men and women’s teams each receive a $10,000 purse. The championship matches will be held July 18 and 19.
All-American two-man professional volleyball teams competed in 20 cities across the country in order to qualify to participate in the Rosemont EVP competition.
The free all day events are part of the EVP Rock Rosemont 2014, which kicks-off July 10 and runs through July 19 at the park.
Prior to the EVP competition, local amateur volleyball teams can register to compete against other teams and win prizes throughout the week.
Amateur divisions include boys and girls ages 12-18. Also, other amateur matches in sports such as beach tennis, sand soccer and beach rugby tournaments will be held beginning July 10.
To create the massive sports beach for the EVP Rock Rosemont tour and events, 300 tons of white silica sand will be delivered to the park.
The EVP Rock Rosemont championship game will be filmed for broadcast on television networks including Comcast, Attitude, Time Warner and MAVTV, according to Village officials.
To date, the EVP pro championship teams qualified to participate in the Rosemont competition include:
Men - 1. Ed Ratledge and Matt Olson – Huntington Beach, CA; 2. Ryan Wrublik and Richie Thomas – Glendale, AZ; 3. Justin Phipps and James Fellows – Fort Myers, FL; and, 4. Will Robbins and Lloyd Ball (Gold Medalist 08) – Fort Wayne, IN.
Women include - 1. Irene Hester and Emily Haas – Glendale, AZ; 2. Sara Hughes and Kirby Burnum – Hermosa Beach, CA; 3. Carolina Sowal and Helene Rancourt – Deerfield Beach, FL; and, 4. Jen Drouin and Heather Martin – Jacksonville Beach, FL.