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South Beach hosts Model Beach Volleyball Tournament

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The sun-baked shores of South Beach are going to set the tone for a weekend of swimwear, sports, models, media and competition of the beautiful kind. It is that time of year again. Model Beach Volleyball Tournament looks at sports competitions in a totally different style. On Saturday, February 8th and Sunday, February 9th, 2014, model agencies will battle the ball in a live Model Beach Volleyball Tournament for the ultimate goal of attaining South Beach supremacy. This has become an annual event full of fun and excitement.

The public is invited, at no cost, to share in the thrills taking place at 8th and Ocean Drive on South Beach. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, Nina Agdal and Miss USA 2012, Nana Meriwether, will introduce you to the teams and take you through the action-packed days.

Models will be wearing the fashions of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim popular brand, Wildfox, with couture styles giving the models winning looks from head to toe including eyewear, swimwear and apparel. Wildfox has used their creative energy to customize the one-of-a-kind agency team uniforms for the players.

All the top modeling agencies of Wilhelmina, NEXT, Caroline Gleason, Mega, Front, MC2, Elite, Runways and Ocean Models, will have representation on the court.

The official kick-off party takes place on Friday, February 7th, at Just Cavalli from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. followed by WALL at the W Hotel at 11:00 p.m. Day 1 of the competition kicks off on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and continues into Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m..

You never know what surprises are in store or what celebrities will be making guest appearances. The list of sponsors is impressive. For the second consecutive year, Shape Magazine, is the official sponsor. Radio partners that will be broadcasting live throughout the competition are Power96 and ESPN Deportes. Refreshing cocktails by the water are going to be provided by Miami Cocktail Company and Heineken Light. To stay hydrated in the heat, Rockstar Energy and Coconut Cartel have some great thirst-quenchers.

Completely Bare's skin experts will be on hand giving advice for smooth and silky skin, as well as beach beauty tips.

Car Charging Group will be showcasing the newest charging systems and educating the public on the benefits of having an electronic car for the environment.

The events official printer and one of Miami’s longest standing business, Impress Digital Printing Solutions, produced all components of the Model Beach Volleyball site.

Model Beach Volleyball Tournament has partnered with well known Miami-based artist, Alex Mijares, to paint a custom designed DJ booth in the form of a lifeguard stand, which will be debuted at the tournament.

MBVT's returning exclusive benefitting charity is the IRIE Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of South Floridaʼs youth through educational and extracurricular opportunities and improve the graduation rates among young students.

Ocean Drive will be filled with activity on February 8th and 9th. The sun will be shining brightly, the waves will be up and the competition will be fierce. Come out and cheer the teams on and see who will rule the court and take the title.

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