Well, at least Olympians are coming to Vail during the Annual Vail “King of the Mountain” Open beach volleyball tournament.
Yes, 3-time Olympic gold medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings, along with 2004 beach volleyball Olympian, Dax Holdren, and a bevy of other AVP Pro Beach Tour All-Stars will be in attendance at the Country’s largest beach doubles volleyball tournament; to be held over Father’s Day Weekend, June 14-16, 2013.
Jennings, who, along with partner Misty May, created the “buzz” at the London Olympics, will be coaching a FREE juniors volleyball clinic along with Holdren, her husband and pro beach player, Casey Jennings; former USA indoor National Team Member and 2009 Rookie of the Year on the AVP Pro Beach Tour, Angie Akers; and Ryan Mariano, AVP Pro Beach player and development trainer. As well, Jennings and the AVP All-Stars will be providing an “interactive exhibition” at the main championship sand courts during the tournament and providing “Meet & Greet” autograph and photo opportunities, right in the Vail Village.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, June 14th:
FREE junior’s beach clinic; 10:30 am – 2:30 pm; Ford Park, in Vail.
“Meet & Greet” session: 3 pm – 4:30 pm; Solaris Plaza, in Vail Village.
Saturday, June 15th:
FREE “interactive exhibition”; 3 pm – 4:30 pm; Vail Athletic Field.
“Meet & Greet” session: 5 pm – 6:30 pm; Solaris Plaza, in Vail Village.
The Annual Vail King of the Mountain Open is celebrating its 41st year as one of Vail’s oldest community Events and as one of the most exciting beach volleyball tournaments in the Rocky Mountain Region. The “King of the Mountain” is also the most comprehensive outdoor volleyball tournament in North America, hosting 26 different divisions of play including competition in juniors age groups, adults masters and seniors, men’s and women’s open and amateur divisions and “special” Father/Son and Father/Daughter divisions; attracting upwards of 600 teams from all over the Rocky Mountain Area. The tourney is the oldest, consecutive running beach volleyball tournament in Colorado and one of the oldest in the United States.