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Smack Athletes hoping to score big time in front of their home crowd!

(Torrance, CA) – July 16th, 2012 – It’s the perfect summer weekend at the beach, the conditions couldn’t be better for the Jose Cuervo Beach Volleyball Hermosa Beach Open. The next three days will be filled with great volleyball and excited fans. The event will showcase elite pro beach volleyball talent competing for $100,000 and the opportunity to secure a spot at the exclusive Milwaukee Shootout. The tournament will include 32 Men’s and 32 Women’s main draw teams and, of course, all Smack Athletes will compete. Jenny Kropp, Tyra Turner, Brooke Sweat and Avery Drost are all looking forward to playing in front of their home crowd.

Both male and female first place finishers will get an expense paid trip to Milwaukee to compete for an additional $60,000. The Hermosa Beach Open will be filmed for NBC Sports Network and select matches will be streamed live online. IMG and Jose Cuervo will build a world-class, purpose-built stadium along one of the most popular beaches in Southern California, at which Smack athletes, as well as local residents, are able to practice and improve their skills on a regular basis. Fans over the age of 21 are welcome to participate in the Cuervo Village, which will include a rock wall, mechanical lime bull and other activities helping create a beach lifestyle festival in the beach volleyball Mecca of Southern California.

Smack Sportswear will also be present, with a booth at the event and cheering their athletes on to hopefully another victorious weekend like the last one in Chicago. We’re looking forward to seeing our Smack athletes battle it out in person instead of only following them on TV. So come down to the beach and enjoy some amazing volleyball! Of course, if you want to wear the same bikinis or board shorts the Smack athletes are wearing, click over to Smack Sportswear.

Watch some great plays & check out our Smack USA Beach booth

When we heard that USA Beach Volleyball was hosting the Youth High Performance Championships in our hometown Hermosa Beach this week we jumped at the opportunity to support this event. Making sure that the future pro players really get to enjoy playing a tournament right where the current pro’s will be competing this weekend as well.

USA High Performance programs allow high-intensity beach volleyball training for the young talents who have a chance of making the USA beach national programs in the future. The camp focuses on developing consistent mechanics as well as specific systems through game like training and competitive play. The tournaments allow the youngsters to get the experience of real high quality competitions. USA Beach Volleyball created a wonderful program that is help thriving young athletes conquer their goals.

Come check out our USA Beach booth at the tournament, where we will be cheering for our young athletes as well as selling our newest USA Beach licensed apparel. At the Smack booth every USA Volleyball fan will be able to purchase the same gear the Olympians will be wearing in London in a few weeks.

So go out and enjoy summer at its finest, get your USA Volleyball gear and enjoy watching some great youth beach volleyball. These young athletes can use all the encouragement they can get and their skills will surprise you.

If you cannot make it to our booth but want to buy some of our products go ahead and check out our website SmackSportswear.com.

Smack women take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and the Smack men 2nd – what a weekend!

(Torrance, CA) – July 16th, 2012 – It could not have been a more successful weekend for the Smack Sportswear athletes during the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series Chicago Open. The reigning Women’s champs proved again why they belong on top. Smack Athlete Jenny Kropp and her partner Whitney Pavlik made history with their third consecutive win (a series sweep for 2012) as they added the Chicago Open title to their Florida Open and Belmar Open victories.

The Women’s division runner-up team of (Smack Athlete) Tyra Turner and her partner Priscilla Lima impressed fans as they led game one and game three of the finals. Kropp and Pavlik set up a series of smart plays and placements, which ultimately helped them regain the lead from being down 7-11 in the third set. They won in three sets, 20-22, 21-19 and 15-13.

Smack Athlete Brooke Sweat and her partner Jennifer Fopma took third place after a successful final day, losing only to Kropp & Pavlik in three sets.

The excitement of the Women’s Final was a tough act to follow, but the Men’s finalists put on just as an amazing demonstration of athleticism and competition. Before meeting Doherty and Patterson in the finals, Smack Athlete Avery Drost and his partner Ty Tramblie upset No. 1 seeded John Hyden and Sean Scott in the Contender’s bracket. Drost and Tramblie then came out strong in the Finals, clinching the first set, but Patterson and Doherty quickly answered back in the second and third games with hard driven hits that rightfully earned Patterson his nickname, “Boom.”

“Our athletes work very hard, and do a great job of representing Smack. We are all very excited to see them come home this weekend for the Hermosa Open,” stated CEO Bill Sigler.

Turner, Kropp, and Drost have been selected to participate in the Milwaukee Shootout on August 3-5 for the combined $60,000 prize purse. The last few spots will be determined by the winners of the Hermosa Beach Open taking place this weekend.

Fans can catch the action on July 29 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network and can purchase the Smack bikinis and shorts the athletes are wearing at Smack Sportswear at VB Superstore.

Smack Sportswear is proud to have George Patterson & the Patterson Group on board

We’ve got more great news to announce for Smack Sportswear. Growth of the company has taken another step forward with the addition of George Patterson and his company, The Patterson Group, to our team. We are extremely pleased to welcome George, in the capacity of brand strategist, as part of the Smack sales team.

George Patterson founded the Patterson Group in 2001. Since then, George and his reps across the country have developed and grown major brands, placing their products with some of the largest retailers from coast to coast. Examples include Tommy Hilfiger, Porsche, Body Glove, New Balance and Bahne Skateboards. Today, The Patterson Group’s ability to help develop brand identity, while increasing market penetration is what sets them apart from everyone else. Here at Smack, we are so stoked to have them working with us. We can’t wait to see what new ideas and strategies they have planned. We know it’s going to a wining combination.

Another plus with the Patterson Group is that they are also huge volleyball fans! George, himself, is a true volleyball enthusiastic. He started playing club volleyball during college while attending the University of Pittsburg. Today, he’s still a regular on the courts around his neighborhood, while also coaching performance driving with Porsche North America.

We are truly excited to have the Patterson Group join our team. If you want to see some of awesome things they will be representing, please check out our website Smack Sportswear at VB Superstore.

Smack Sportswear is proud to stack the team with people of this caliber.

Smack Sportswear welcomes another great new face to the team. We are thrilled to have Steve O’Riordan jump on board with us as Smack’s new sales representative in the Midwest. Steve represents an important piece of our recent sales force expansion, helping fuel Smack’s present growth. With his know how, you can expect to see many of your favorite Smack products popping up into more local shops in more neighborhoods across the country.

Steve has been an apparel sales representative since 1979. So many years of experience has given Steve the chance to work with some premiere brands like Christian Dior Men’s, Ray Ban sunglasses, Speedo Swimwear and Zoggs swim accessories. Now that’s impressive resume. Here at Smack, we are very excited to see and hear all the great things he has to offer. We feel so lucky to have such an accomplished person on our team.

Steve is also quite connected with the volleyball world. When he’s not hitting the courts himself, he’s in the stands cheering on his daughter Kate. Kate played at Charleston Southern University on a full volleyball scholarship. While in school, she set many Big South Conference records as a setter.

From everyone at Smack, we welcome you Steve. To see some of the wonderful products Steve will be representing, go ahead and check out our website at: Smack Sportswear at VB Superstore.

The Festivol Beach Volleyball Circuit and the Northwest Juniors Beach Series become the latest in sponsorship agreements for Smack in 2012.

This summer, Smack is expanding its support for sand volleyball. As one of the season’s most popular sports, Smack continues adding great clubs and events to its sponsorship roster across the country and beyond – providing more fans the chance to watch and play this great sport.

The Festivol Beach Volleyball Circuit in Puerto Rico is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing sporting events to the Puerto Rican youth. The group brings together hundreds of children and teens, providing them with the opportunity to learn and develop beach volleyball skills. The 2012 tour began last weekend and will run through the 5th of August. Not only will the tournament weekends give lots of kids, between 10 and 18 the opportunity to play beach volleyball, make new friends and discover new talents, it’s also a perfect way for families to get together and spend their weekends enjoying a healthy lifestyle at the beach.

Another great beach volleyball organization is the Northwest Juniors Beach Series. Northwest Juniors is a volleyball club located in Bellevue Washington, they teach great indoor volleyball all year round but in the summer are also providing a beach series for their players. With Smack’s support, young players between the ages of 12 and 20 now get the chance to learn about the differences between sand and indoor volleyball, develop new skills and gain more tournament experience. The series started in early June and ends on August 26th with the Championships.

Smack is proud to help make events like these possible and further encourage expansion of the sport. For all your volleyball equipment needs, please remember to visit http://www.vbsuperstore.com.

This years Smackfest & Pro 4’s Event will rock your world!

(Torrance, CA) – June 27th, 2012 – Are you ready for a day of awesome volleyball, bumping music, great food, and a party you’ll never forget? Better be, because Smackfest is almost here!

Smack Sportswear has hosted Smackfest since 1994, as the celebration of the inception of the company. Smack plans to make sure that this year’s event is better than ever!!

The newest addition to Smackfest is the Bud Light Pro 4’s division. Legends of the game will join present day stars in an all day battle – 24 men, 8 women – 8 teams – 2 pools – 1 winner. Team Captains, which include 2000 Gold Medalist Eric Fonoimoana, NVL Owner Albert Hannemann, Jose Loiola, Mike Lambert, Stein Metzger, Scott Ackatubby, Anjihno, and Matt Fuerbringer (who just missed going to this year’s Olympics) will draft from a pool of 16 men and 8 women. Some of those being drafted include NVL Baltimore and Cuervo Belmar champs Casey Patterson and Ryan Dougherty, as well as 3 Time Olympian Holly McPeak and 2012 Cuervo Florida and Belmar Champs Jenny Kropp and Whitney Pavlick. Bud Light has partnered with Smack to offer $10,000 in prize money. The semis and finals will be streamed live on the web, as well as posted on Smack’s Youtube channel.

Need a quick break from volleyball? No problem! Just head on over to see some of our fabulous sponsor tents. Red Bull will be handling the music. And check out the fashion show, where some of the hottest models in Southern California will be sporting Smack, USA Beach Volleyball and the National Volleyball League’s new summer lines.

And lastly, if you are a VIP, you are in for a treat. The VIP tent is going to be out of this world and filled with gorgeous models from the show, pro players, and celebrities. Here you will be given the finest treatment as well as great food, refreshing drinks and a great place to take a quick break from the beach. Smack as well as other companies like Red Bull and Bud Light are going to make sure that your visit to the VIP tent is definitely worth your while.

Smack owner, and Smackfest organizer Bill Sigler states, “I love the 4 person game – there is tons of action and great rallies. Add in the music and fashion, and you have Smackfest. Now add some of the best players in the world, and you have the best So Cal lifestyle experience in the world. I hope to take this experience to cities like Chicago, Dallas, and the east coast in the years to come.”

Get excited because this is going to be the event of the year. There is so much fun just waiting to be had. If you have any questions about Smackfest or just want to check out the details make sure you visit the Smack Sportswear Facebook page.