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U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball

Volleyball Legend Karch Kiraly Announces Unique Grassroots Event and Partnership with Corona Extra

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Volleyball legend and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Karch Kiraly recently announced plans for the U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball presented by Corona Extra, which will be played Sept. 21-23, 2007 in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Sanctioned by USA Volleyball and produced by The Elevation Group, 250 volleyball teams and approximately 1,000 beach volleyball players in tournament play with up to 15 divisions, includes draws for men, women and co-ed two-person, four-person and six-person teams. In addition there are plans for two divisions of masters’ categories for both men and women with one division for those players 37 and older and a second one for those 45 and older.

Qualification tournaments will take place throughout the summer in numerous markets across the country. Winners in each division at each official qualification event will earn a guaranteed berth in the U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball. The schedule for the qualification dates will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information on the upcoming U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball presented by Corona Extra, visit or
About USA Volleyball
USA Volleyball is the national governing body for beach and indoor volleyball in the United States. USAV is a member organization of the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). For more information on this and other stories related to beach volleyball, please contact media relations and publications manager B.J. Hoeptner Evans at 719-228-6800 or at USA Volleyball’s web site is

About Crown Imports
Crown Imports LLC is a joint venture that imports, distributes and markets the Modelo portfolio and other fine beer brands across the entire U.S. The Modelo portfolio includes Corona Extra, the #1 imported beer in the U.S. and #6 beer overall, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo and Pacifico beer brands. For more information, visit Crown Imports is a 50-50 joint venture between Grupo Modelo, S.A. de C.V. (MX: GMODELOC), Mexico’s leading company in the brewing, distribution and sale of beer, and Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ, ASX: CBR), a leading international beverage alcohol producer, importer and marketer.

Elevation Group is an Event Production, Sponsorship Planning and Mobile Marketing organization with four business units: Sports, Auto Racing, Music & Entertainment and Brand Marketing. Founded in November 2002, it operates offices in Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit and Los Angeles. Prior to forming Elevation, the senior management team held management and officer positions at IMG and Clear Channel Entertainment. Business partnerships and affiliations include Dick Clark Productions and Mosaic Media Group. For more information please log onto

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