HTA and AVPFirst Announce Free Beach Volleyball Clinics
For Immediate Release: August 13, 2019
HTA Release (19-16)
Hawaii Tourism and AVPFirst Invest in Future of Beach Volleyball with Statewide Clinics at Boys and Girls Clubs
- A series of specialized clinics offered August through September across six Hawaiian Islands; Equipment, resources and programs to be donated to community
- Hawaii-born Olympian and AVP Champion Kevin Wong along with former professional AVP beach volleyball player Lia Young Hunt, AVP Pros, and University of Hawaii beach volleyball staff and athletes to support initiative across the islands
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The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and AVPFirst, the nonprofit youth programming arm of the Pro Tour, have teamed up on a statewide initiative to provide 17 beach volleyball clinics across six Hawaiian islands starting August 19 through September 22, including Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island, Molokai and Lanai.
Both HTA and AVPFirst will work with the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii, Hawaii State Department of Education and local parks, providing coaches, equipment and skills clinics, which will be led by current AVP Pros, along with Olympian, six-time AVP champion, NBC analyst and founder of Hawaii’s Spike & Serve Club, Kevin Wong, former professional AVP beach volleyball player and current coach at Outrigger Canoe Club Lia Young Hunt, University of Hawaii beach volleyball staff and athletes, and more. Underserved communities from all over the Hawaiian islands will be able to form their passion for beach volleyball while working on team building and individual skills with top coaches in AVPFirst’s Community Corner Clinics.
“The AVP Pro Tour and AVPFirst are honored to join forces with exceptional organizations in Hawaii to provide boys and girls on the Hawaiian islands a unique opportunity to discover and develop beach volleyball skills in the coming month - and thrilled that renowned athletes like Kevin Wong, Lia Young Hunt and a number of current AVP Pros will be joining us in this important initiative," said Donald Sun, CEO, AVP. “We at the AVP believe in planting roots that leave a lasting mark in all we do, and are proud to provide equipment to the Boys and Girls Clubs to help contribute to their success for years to come and hope that this will become a lasting tradition in Hawaii.”