Apr 15, 2016
Cincinnati, OH and Newport Beach, CA, April 14, 2016 – The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) is pleased to announce their partnership with Datto as the Official Sponsor of the AVP/FIVB Cincinnati Open, the only Olympic Qualifier for Professional Beach Volleyball in the United States this year before the Olympics in Rio.
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“AVP is thrilled to have Datto as the Official Sponsor for the Olympic Beach Volleyball qualifying event,” said AVP Managing Partner Donald Sun. “We look forward to having Datto as an Official Sponsor at what is going to be a tremendous event in Cincinnati May 17- 21.”
“Datto is proud to be the official sponsor for the upcoming Cincinnati Open,” said Austin McChord, founder and CEO of Datto. “We’re excited to be involved with such an outstanding event and pleased to extend this fabulous co-marketing opportunity to our Managed Service Provider partners. Best of luck to all the athletes at the Cincinnati Open as they compete to earn a spot in the Olympics in Rio!”
The AVP/FIVB Cincinnati Open sponsored by Datto will be the third stop on the AVP’s 2016 schedule and the only stop hosted and operated by the AVP as part of the FIVB World Tour. In order to qualify for an Olympic berth, internationally ranked teams must compete in and earn points at 12 FIVB tournaments. Thus, the Cincinnati Open comes at a critical time for Olympic contenders earning their spot in Rio and building momentum towards the Games.
Among the teams scheduled to play at the event are three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and her partner April Ross (an Olympic silver medalist in 2012). Walsh Jennings could be competing for her record 4th Olympic Gold Medal for the USA, should she and Ross qualify for the 2016 Games. 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Phil Dalhausser and reunited partner and best friend Nick Lucena will also compete. Dalhausser has won at least one AVP title annually since 2005.
The AVP/FIVB Cincinnati Open sponsored by Datto will feature the top 32 men’s teams and the top 32 women’s teams competing in four days of main draw play preceded by a one-day qualification tourney. The tournament will take place on four courts built at the world-class grounds of the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, OH. In addition to the world’s best volleyball talent, the event doubles as the ultimate beach festival with interactive activations, music, food and more.
The women’s and men’s finals will be broadcast on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
VIP premium seating for the event is now on sale through the AVP at www.avp.com. General admission is free at the gate.
For more information on ticket availability and competition schedule, please visit www.avp.com.
Established in 1983, the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) produces, markets and distributes volleyball events worldwide, including the popular AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. While promoting family-oriented events and supporting a healthy lifestyle, the AVP is best known for its world-class athletes, who have won numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Olympic games. The AVP headquarters are in Costa Mesa, California, USA.
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