AVP Manhattan Beach Open Fans Encouraged to Bring Food Bank DonationsAug 16, 2023 10:02PM ● By Mb News Staff
The AVP Manhattan Beach Open. Photo via AVP.
Donations will help local families in the Los Angeles area and provide assistance to those affected by the devastating wildfires in Maui. Contributions will be split evenly between the two food banks. (More details are available on this online donation page.)
“We are pleased to partner with Beach Nation and Wilson to support Westside Food Bank and Maui Food Bank – two organizations doing important and impactful work in communities that are near and dear to our hearts,” said Al Lau, CEO of the AVP, in a statement. “The Manhattan Beach Open is always one of the biggest and most high-profile events of our season, and this is a great opportunity to use that platform to not only collect donations for the food banks, but to raise awareness for the work they are doing and hopefully encourage others to support them.”
Non-perishable food items and financial donations will be collected Friday, August 18, through Sunday, August 20, at the Beach Nation tent next to the AVP Welcome Center on the Manhattan Beach Pier during tournament hours.
Fans are encouraged to donate two food items (a list of suitable items can be found here), or make a financial contribution within their means. Throughout the tournament, current AVP stars and legends of the game will visit the Beach Nation tent to accept donations, take pictures and sign autographs with fans.
Info on the AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open
The AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open, known as the "Granddaddy" of all beach volleyball tournaments, will be held at the Manhattan Beach Pier from Thursday, August 17 (the open qualifying tournament)
through Sunday, August 20.
This year's event will mark the 63rd anniversary of the Manhattan Beach Open. It will be the 21st
time the AVP has held the women’s tournament by the pier and the 35th
time the AVP has hosted the men’s event.
Past champions in Manhattan Beach include many of beach volleyball’s biggest names, including Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross, Alix Klineman, Holly McPeak, Karch Kiraly, Sinjin Smith, Jake Gibb and Phil Dalhausser.
The Manhattan Beach Open will feature 32-team women’s and men’s fields competing in a double-elimination bracket across 10 courts from Friday through Sunday. Each gender’s bracket consists of 16 teams automatically entered based on the AVP ranking points, eight wild cards, and eight teams who will earn entry through an open qualifying tournament held Thursday, August 17.
The field of registered players is subject to change, and the most up-to-date entry list can be found here.
General admission to the AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open is free every day, with the option to purchase premium seating for Club AVP, Premium Club, The Deck,
and Courtside Boxes, all ranging in price. Tickets are available at www.avp.com/tickets/.
A ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 17 at 3:30 p.m. on the Manhattan Beach Pier to honor 2022's Manhattan Beach Open men’s and women’s champions - Tri Bourne, Trevor Crabb, Sara Hughes, and Kelley Kolinske.