The Association of Volleyball Professionals Scores Acer, Porsche Cars North America, Monster Hydro and Wilson Sporting Goods for Champions Cup Event Sponsors
Amazon Prime Video, NBC and NBCSN to Distribute Pro Beach Volleyball Event Series Over Three Weekends: July 18-19, July 25-26 and August 1-2
$700,000 in Prize Money with Bonus Pool Option
Fountain Valley, Calif. – July, 15 2020 – Today, the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) announced a new partnership with Porsche Cars North America. The sports car manufacturer joins Monster Hydro and Wilson Sporting Goods as 2020 AVP Champions Cup event title sponsors. Acer will present the series.
The 2020 agreement includes automotive category exclusivity, Porsche Key Performance Match Statistics and logo inclusion on the stadium signage. In addition, AVP will have the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe model on display and branding on all digital tournament assets.
The AVP Champions Cup Series is set to kick-off on July 18th, 2020 in Long Beach, California. The three-part cup series will replace the 2020 AVP Pro season as restrictions and regulations have banned any fan-attended events for the remainder of the summer. Held over the course of three weekends -- July 18-19, 25-26 and August 1-2, the AVP Champions Cup Series will be an eight-team main draw with a 12-team qualification cap. Each event will be run separately with a $200,000 purse plus a $100,000 bonus pool up for grabs for the teams with the top finishes.
The entire event series will be presented by Acer with Porsche, Wilson Sporting Goods and Monster Hydro each title-sponsoring one of the three cups.Monster Hydro will sponsor the July 18-19 cup, Wilson Sporting Goods the July 25-26 cup and Porsche the August 1-2 cup.
Amazon Prime Video will offer comprehensive live coverage beginning on July 18th and stream matches throughout the entire event series. NBC will present an early round men’s match on July 18th (12:30-2 pm PT) and the women’s final on July 19th (1:30-3 pm PT). NBCSN will present one finals match in the second and third weekends, respectively, which will also be simulcast on Amazon Prime Video.
“As we continue to prioritize universal growth and expansion at the AVP, and champion the sport of beach volleyball, we are always looking for partners who align with our level of performance and our passion for top-flight competition,” said Donald Sun, owner and CEO, AVP. “Porsche’s long standing reputation of producing high-performance sports cars and their dedication to innovation is exactly the type of partner we have been looking for. We are eager to present the Porsche brand and its product offering to our AVP audience”
About the AVP
Powered by some of the most dynamic and elite athletes in the world, the Association of Volleyball Professionals is the premier professional beach volleyball organization and longest-running domestic beach volleyball tour in the United States. Founded in 1983, the AVP has produced some of the world’s most beloved athletes, providing fans with unparalleled access to nail-biting matches on the sand. In 1996, beach volleyball became an official sport of the Olympic Games and the AVP proudly serves as the home court for Team USA.
Owned by Donald Sun and headquartered in southern California, the AVP operates a 3-tiered development system. AVPFirst, a 501(3)c youth program, is focused on creating healthy lifestyles and a lifelong connection to the sport by offering access to all. AVPNext is a developmental circuit providing athletes the opportunity to develop their skills and earn valuable AVP points to climb the rankings towards becoming a pro. The decorated AVP Pro tour is the gold standard in beach volleyball, with over 100 pro athletes competing for top prize money in front of over 120 million fans worldwide. Additionally, in an effort to grow the sport and celebrate those who love the game, AVP America leads a grassroots movement across the United States to curate thousands of events and matches for fans and players.