Olympic Gold Medalists Invite Special Olympic Athletes to the 2009 AVP Crocs Tour Mason

CINCINNATI, July 23, 2009 – Reach Event Marketing is pleased to announce the return of the AVP Crocs Tour, September 4-6 2009, at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason.  

The 2009 AVP Crocs Tour Mason will feature the return of the AVP’s  2008 Men’s Gold Medalist Olympic team, Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers. Dalhausser and Rogers will host a very special event for 160 Hamilton County Special Olympics youth athletes during the tournament.

Dalhausser and Rogers are providing t-shirts to the athletes and will take part in eating lunch with them, which will be provided by local sponsors Coca-Cola and LaRosa’s pizzeria. Following lunch, the Olympians will deliver a special message to the attendees.

 “It’s always great to see young athletes taking an active interest in volleyball, and this event gives us the opportunity to interact directly with local aspiring volleyball players,” Gold Medalist Phil Dalhausser said.  

“We’re in a privileged position to be able to encourage and inspire young athletes to accomplish their goals. The possibilities are truly endless,” Todd Rodgers said.

Hamilton County Special Olympics Executive Director Janet Smith said role models like Dalhausser and Rogers make a huge difference in lives of young athletes.

“Hamilton County Special Olympics is very excited that Dalhausser and Rogers have invited our athletes to come watch them play during the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball event,” Smith said. “It means so much to our athletes when their athletic role models and Olympians, like Dalhausser and Rogers, invite them to be part of their sporting event.”

The Special Olympics event will take place Friday, September 4th at the tournament site.  For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, visit: www.mustseeavp.com or call 800-781-4296.


About the AVP:

AVP Inc. is a leading lifestyle sports Entertainment Company focused on the production, marketing and distribution of professional beach volleyball events worldwide. One of the fastest-growing entities in the sports world, the AVP operates two of the industry’s most prominent national outdoor touring series, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (1983) and the AVP Hot Winter Nights Indoor Tour (launched in 2008). The AVP is set to stage more than 18 events throughout the United States in 2009 and features more than 150 of the top men and women competitors in the sport. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, AVP athletes representing the United States won Gold medals in men’s and women’s competition. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, AVP athletes won gold and bronze. The 2004 medals were the first won by the U.S. women in professional beach volleyball, and the 2007 World Champions in each gender are AVP athletes. AVP is headquarter in Los Angeles, Calif., and the company’s stock trades under the symbol AVPI on the OTC Bulletin Board. For more information, please visit www.avp.com.

 About Reach Event Marketing:

Reach Event Marketing (REM) is a full-service marketing company specializing in the organization, marketing and promotion of regional and national events, including the AVP Crocs Tour Mason, Ohio, Elite Photography High School Tour, Wedding Mafia, Cincinnati Wedding Showcase and Wags Park. REM provides clients strategic marketing expertise at the grass-roots level in many areas, including advertising sales, sponsorship and hospitality packages, ticket sales management and promotion. In addition to event marketing, REM operates www.hacksports.com, a website covering the high school sports scene in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. For more information, please visit www.reacheventmarketing.com.






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