Pretty big sporting event on Tybee Island this weekend. Doesn't get a whole lot of attention, but those who like to play sure do enjoy taking part. Professional volleyball another successful weekend is in the books.
You won't find it making front page headlines, but that doesn't mean the impact isnt' significant "Definitely a good impact." says Ben Wilder, Director of the Savannah Sports Council. "You're bringing teams in, especially from the youth side. A lot of families that came down from Atlanta and even Charleston to play in this." he adds.
The EVP Professional Volleyball Tour rolled through Tybee Island over the weekend, the 5th year that the tournament has been here. Growing all they time. They've reached a point where they've had to turn people away. "Each year we've gotten a little bit bigger. This year we ended up having to close registration early. Sold out at 140 teams on 28 courts." says Wilder
Professionals on tour....experienced amateurs and even couch potatoes if you will who just want to get out on the beach and play volleyball...they all very much enjoy coming to Savannah every May. This one no different. "Once we get people to Savannah, it's really an easy sell. Such a great destination because there is so much to do. My favorite part is talking to all the softball events. Those teams actually want it to rain so they can not play softball so they can go downtown and take a tour." Just one stop on this tour. Others include several in Florida, one in North Carolina, Chicago and Wisconsin. It's serious business for some people. And big money for Savannah.
If you missed them, they are gone for this year, but there's always room next year, if you sign up early.