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American Beach Tour Championships to reach record attendance at Hickory Point Beach

Release Date: July 26, 2017

The 2017 American Beach Tour (ABT) Junior Championships begin this Wednesday, July 26th and ends Friday, July 28th. There will be over 90 junior beach teams across 14 states who will participate in the 3-day event. The teams are comprised of some of the top junior beach teams in the country, who have won bids to this event by finishing in the top of their divisions during various ABT tournaments across the United States.The event is free and open to the public.

This championship event will take place at Hickory Point Beach, the 21 court, state-of-the-art sand volleyball complex in Tavares, FL that was built in 2014 through a privatization partnership between the local Lake County government and the Florida Region of USA Volleyball. More information on Hickory Point Beach can be found at

In addition to elite-level competition, the event will offer free parking, permanent restrooms, food trucks, entertainment options, music and more.

The ABT became the largest USA Volleyball (USAV) sanctioned beach tour in its first year of operation, with over 100 events on the calendar. The milestone was reached through a dynamic collaboration between twenty-eight (28) USAV Regions. More info on the ABT can be found at


Lake County media contact:
Steven Clenney
Sports Development & Tourism Coordinator
Office: 352-742-3919