Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Intramural sports to hold late night event

Students to break in the new East Campus volleyball courts with a Beach Bash tournament

As a result of the popularity of the new beach volleyball facility on East Campus, Liberty University has decided to host its first Beach Bash Volleyball Tournament on Friday, April 27. The tournament is expected to last 12 hours, starting Friday at 6 p.m. and continuing on until 6 a.m. Saturday.

Under the lights— Students will get the chance to compete in a 12 hour volleyball competition at the newly constructed sand volleyball courts on East Campus. Sxc.hu

The registered teams are scheduled to play three pool play games between 6 p.m. and midnight. The playoffs are single elimination and will not take place until 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. The final championship game is expected to occur around 4:30 that morning. According to the website, matches will consist of one game lasting to 25 points.

Director of Intramural Sports Ed Barnhouse said, “The courts are being used heavily for pick-up games and intramural sports. We decided to combine that popularity with the popularity of a late night event.”

Registration filled up in less than a week. According to Barnhouse, the tournament only allows 32 co-ed teams consisting of 10 players per team to participate because of time restraints. The low price of $10 also enticed a lot of students to register.

Barnhouse said prizes will be distributed at the end of the night to the top three teams. Some prizes teams can look forward to include beach volleyballs, T-shirts and gift cards to various local businesses.

According to the website announcement, entertainment will be provided by D.J. Andrew Claudio from 90.9 The Light. Late night snacks are included for participants and others to refuel, some of which include cookies, brownies, assorted potato chips, fruit and ice cream sandwiches. Barnhouse also said the concessions stand will be up and running.

Barnhouse encourages everyone to come share their support at the event. Although registration is now closed, “anyone can come watch some games, get a late night snack and hang out.”

Also, for those students who do not already know, the event is approved as a late night activity for players and spectators.

Anyone wishing to obtain more information on the event can contact intramuralsports@liberty.edu.

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