Financing was dicey-at-best for the AVP volleyball tour this season. All of the doubt and lack of funds came to fruition this afternoon in an e-mail sent by tour CEO Jason Hodell and commish Mike Dodd.
"As of now, the AVP will be closing the doors. It is with a heavy heart that we must tell you that despite a valiant effort by all and a flurry of investor interest, we have been unable to secure the necessary financing to continue the season.”
The decision was made during a conference call among AVP staffers and the members of the board of directors.
The last five events on the tour’s schedule are gone, starting with the August 19th-22nd Manhattan Beach Open— an event the HQ has attended. The other events in Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Hermosa Beach are also done.
Here's highlights from the AVP their own selves from the last event in Hermosa about a month ago...
Hans Stolfus has the appropriately-worded obit from the AVP's point-of-view here...