AVP Tour Coming Back To Santa Barbara!
It is official, the 2012 AVP Beach Volleyball Tour is coming back to beautiful Santa Barbara! Faced with overwhelming debt, the AVP declared bankruptcy in August 2010. The remainder of the 2010 beach volleyball schedule was canceled, and despite a brief attempt at a comeback that resulted in one event in 2011, the AVP ceased to exist.
There will only be two events in the 2012 season, this coming weekend at the Cincinnati Open where our very own Sundance Beach women’s team of Brooke Hanson and her new partner Tyra Turner will be competing to qualify for the championships. The 2nd tour stop and the 2012 AVP Championships will be on September 7th – 9th in our very own town of Santa Barbara, California on West Beach!
We recently caught up with Brooke and she couldn’t be more excited about the AVP Tour coming to Santa Barbara and her new volleyball partner Tyra.
“I am so excited to play in the first AVP event of the year in Cincinnati this weekend. The AVP is under new ownership and the new owner has decided to put on two events in back to back weekends. Where is the second event you ask? In my favorite place on earth…Santa Barbara!!!! I couldn’t be more excited to play in front of family and friends and to show my sponsors what I have been working so hard for all year.
She is an amazing player and I have always wanted the opportunity to play with her. So here is to a great end of the season. Thanks again to all my sponsors and especially to Sundance Beach for putting me in the best suits on the beach!”
We will be cheering on Brooke & Tyra as they compete in the Cincinnati AVP Open this coming weekend and looking forward to seeing them in person in Santa Barbara very soon!