Photos: KLove On The Beach
In Times Square.
Fed up with news of labor disputes among professional sports leagues, Jose Cuervo, title sponsor of the recently announced Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series, joined USA Volleyball (USAV) today (July 26) in a declaration to always keep beach volleyball in play. The show of commitment to both professional beach volleyball players and sports fans alike earned the support of professional basketball player Kevin Love, who simultaneously announced that he will compete in the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series.
In an effort to remain active during a time of uncertainty within his own league, Love sought out the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series and will compete in the $200,000 Manhattan Beach Open, arguably the best known and most historic beach volleyball tournament in the world, on August 26-28, 2011. Today, Kevin took part in his first public practice on a sand beach volleyball court constructed amidst New York City’s Times Square with pro beach volleyball players John Hyden, Sean Scott, Jess Gysin and Christal Engle. Above are snapshots of the event, as both Love and New Yorkers got into the spirit as they took a break from their work week and joined the pros on the sand.