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Saturday, May 6th, 2017, the crowd-favorite sand volleyball extravaganza known as the May Fire! tournament returns to Volleyball Beach for its 5th annual appearance!

Eric Scherfenberg

Eric Scherfenberg, who by day is the strength and conditioning coach at Belton High School, is also the founder/head honcho of May Fire! Eric has been playing volleyball for about 15 years, and said he was excited to bring a tournament like May Fire! to Kansas City.

“It’s a really fun way to hang out with friends from all over the country, and it’s great to see this level of competition in Kansas City as well,” said Eric. Last year, the May Fire! tournament hosted 32 men’s teams from 16 different states and Eric anticipates similar turnout for the 5th annual May Fire! Event.

“I was at a tournament in Colorado when I met Howard (Volleyball Beach proprietor) and made the decision to bring May Fire! to KC,” said Eric. “I’ve decided to only put on one tournament every year – and that’s with Howard, he’s awesome!”

May Fire! is one of 17 tournaments in the country that serves as the pipeline for amateur players to compete in higher-level tournaments and work their way toward becoming a professional volleyball player. You must be a registered AVP member to play in the May Fire! tournament, so click here if you’d like to join! If you’re already an AVP member, click here to sign up to play in the 5th Annual May Fire! at Volleyball Beach. With a $4,000 total purse and warm sand between your toes – what’s not to like?!

If becoming a professional volleyball player isn’t in part of your particular life-plan, May Fire! might still be just the place for you. Picture this: You’re sitting on a beautiful deck under a big blue sky, the warm sun is shining down on your best summer tee. You’ll of course have an expertly mixed cocktail in hand and a front row seat while watching some of the best beach volleyball players in the Midwest compete with the rest of the best playing their best. Stop by around 2:00pm (when the action really begins to heat up) on Saturday, May 6th and that could be your cocktail, your sunshine, and your great view of some of the best-of-the-best spikers of the Midwest!

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