Lausanne, Switzerland, August 13, 2018 - Kerri Walsh Jennings’ event series, p1440, which features a professional beach volleyball tournament, live music, a health & wellness village and development experiences, is partnering for the first time with the FIVB to host a 4-star, double gender World Tour event in Las Vegas from Wednesday, October 17 through Sunday, October 21. The FIVB Las Vegas Open presented by p1440 marks the first time Las Vegas will be a stop on the international circuit, giving athletes the chance to accumulate Olympic ranking points for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games. The collaboration between p1440 and the FIVB will elevate the sport of beach volleyball on a global scale and provide optimal opportunities for athletes from all around the world to compete.Related information:Las Vegas, USA and Chetumal, Mexico to host new World Tour events in October
“The FIVB is looking forward to partnering with p1440 on their Las Vegas event in October,” said FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°. “The FIVB has always been committed to combining volleyball and entertainment, while also promoting healthy lifestyles, and so we welcome p1440’s focus in this area.”
The men’s and women’s qualifiers will be held on Wednesday, October 17 and the 32-team main draw for both genders will start on Thursday, October 18, with the men’s and women’s finals taking place on Sunday, October 21. The prize purse for the FIVB Las Vegas Open presented by p1440 is $300,000. The prize purse will be split between the men’s and women’s professional beach volleyball main draw tournament players—with each respective prize purse totaling $150,000.
“The FIVB is the global authority in the volleyball world, and as a professional athlete whom has played for more than 15 years on the FIVB World Tour, I feel honoured to partner with them for p1440’s second event in its inaugural season,” said Walsh Jennings, one of the founders of p1440. “The FIVB has significantly contributed to the immense success of the sport in the Olympic Games, and it is only suitable that p1440 is collaborating with the top organization in our sport! I am ecstatic for p1440 and the FIVB to come together to enhance the sport of beach volleyball internationally and give the best players in the world the opportunity to exhibit their passion and talent in the US market. The fact that this event is one of the events bearing Olympic ranking points for Tokyo 2020 is deeply personal to me and this collaborative spirit of unity is in the best interest of everyone within our sport.”
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In addition to watching the best athletes from around the world compete, the FIVB Las Vegas Open presented by p1440 will feature immersive experiences starting on the Friday of the event that carry throughout the whole weekend. Attendees will get to enjoy live music performances by chart-topping acts; a development village featuring high-intensity interval workouts and volleyball training; and a health & wellness village with daily yoga sessions, live cooking demos, tips from health experts, samples from wellness vendors and more. The family-friendly event will also cater to children with its dedicated “Kid’s Court” that includes kid-friendly activities, short workouts and challenges as well as educational discussions on training youth.
Complimentary admission will be provided on Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18. Paid admission will start on Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21 and will grant attendees access to the live music performances, health & wellness village and personal development experiences.
The schedule for the FIVB Las Vegas Open presented by p1440 is as follows:
Complimentary Admission (Qualifiers and Day One of Main Draw)
• Wednesday, October 17 from 9 am to 7 pm
• Thursday, October 18 from 9 am to 7 pm
Paid Admission (Main Draw, Finals, Live Music Performances, Health & Wellness Village, Development Experiences and More)
• Friday, October 19 from 9 am to 10 pm
• Saturday, October 20 from 8 am 10 pm
• Sunday, October 21 from 9 am to 5 pm
p1440 was created from the vision of three-time Olympic gold medallist and one-time Olympic bronze medallist, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and husband Casey Jennings’ way of life: to live every minute of the day with purpose—all 1,440 of them. p1440 is an event series encompassing a professional beach volleyball tournament, personal development experiences, live music, and a health & wellness village, mirrored by a powerful digital community that will provide inspiration and resources to live life fully. It is a movement that goes beyond the lines in the sand, encouraging all to live the p1440 lifestyle regardless of age, gender, profession or geographic location. p1440 was founded upon four pillars: Competition, Development, Health & Wellness and Entertainment. Through the event series and the digital community, p1440 will elevate the sport of beach volleyball, provide a credible platform for aspiring and professional athletes, grow the volleyball audience and become the leading resource for individuals to live a life full of intention.
The p1440 inaugural season launches its first event, the p1440 San Jose Invitational, in September 2018 in San Jose, followed by the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Las Vegas Open, the p1440 San Diego Invitational and the p1440 Huntington Beach Invitational. To become a part of the #1440Movement, visit www.p1440.com
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