Emerald Coast Volleyball Week features the largest four-player volleyball tournament in the United States, the Fudpucker 4 Player, and draws thousands of players and spectators to the Fort Walton Beach and Destin area each year.
Fort Walton Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 25, 2010
Spring is quickly approaching and so is the annual Emerald Coast Volleyball Week. This year the event festivities begin on Wednesday April 21st and will continue through Sunday April 25th on the beach behind the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Emerald Coast Volleyball Week draws thousands of players and spectators to the Fort Walton Beach and Destin area each year…either to compete in this challenging event or to cheer from the sidelines and soak up some sun and fun.
As in the past, tournament formats will include Fudpucker 4 Player, Bring Your Own Partner, King/Queen/Kid of the Beach and Double Draw with players competing for cash prizes, merchandise and apparel. But competitive volleyball is not the only reason this event is such a success. Add in party's at Howl at the Moon, Helen Back Café', Fudpuckers of Destin, The Swamp and a pool party at Okaloosa Island's newest luxury condominium, Waterscape and this event provides fun, excitement and entertainment for all. Complete details of tournament formats, events and prizes can be found at EmeraldCoastVolleyball.com or by calling 850-243-2555.
This five day event provides the perfect opportunity to combine a luxury beach vacation with the fun and excitement of a beach volleyball tournament. As a founding sponsor of this event, ResortQuest is pleased to continue our tradition of offering a 20% discount on stays of 3 nights or more in eligible units at some of our most popular vacation rentals on beautiful Okaloosa Island that are just minutes away from the festival site. This includes such popular Okaloosa Island resorts as Waterscape, Azure, Gulf Dunes, Waters Edge, Island Echos and many others. For reservations or additional information regarding this special offer please call our 24 hour vacation hotline at 800-380-4808 and ask for promotion code A1054.
According to Wikipedia, the first known "Beach Volleyball" tournament was played in 1915 in Pacific Palisades, CA. Over the years, beach volleyball grew in popularity across the U.S. and other countries and today encompasses a wide range of tournaments that includes men, women and children.
The soft white-sand beaches along Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast is a natural for beach volleyball and has been and continues to be played by locals and visitors just for fun and fitness. Watching the popularity of this activity on our beautiful beaches inspired the creation of the Emerald Coast Volleyball Week. The first official tournament was played in 1988 and has continued to get bigger and better every year.
"It has been amazing to watch the phenomenal growth of the Emerald Coast Volleyball Week over the years", commented Lino Maldonado, Vice President of ResortQuest. "This event is fun for the whole family and provides visitors and local residents the opportunity to interact with each other in a positive venue".
In addition to managing hundreds of Gulf-front Condos on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, ResortQuest also offers the largest selection of Destin Vacation Rentals as well as a wide array of vacation rentals in Beaches of South Walton, Panama City Beach, Navarre Beach, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key and Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. Visit us at ResortQuestNWFL.com or ResortQuestAL.com to learn about the area and our accommodations.
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