AVPFirst will induct Sinjin Smith, a 92-time AVP Champion, to their Wall of Champions on November 5th. The event will include both the induction ceremony and a fashion show that will serve as a fundraiser for the AVPFirst non-profit organization.
Smith, who is claimed to have “competed in more beach volleyball events than any other player in the world,” was an NCAA Champion indoors at UCLA as a freshman and senior; 1994 Goodwill Games bronze medalist, and with Randy Stoklos the winner of the first 4 Men’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tours. He also spent time playing with his former UCLA teammate, and current U.S. Women’s Indoor National Team coach, Karch Kiraly – widely recognized as one of the best, or the best, beach volleyball player in history. Smith was the first beach player to reach 100 career open tournament victories.
He also launched Rally Volleyball in 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, along with Colleen Craig, with the intention of growing the sport of volleyball at all levels and on all surfaces.
General admission tickets begin at $265 per guest, with sponsorships beginning at $3,000. Both can be purchased here.
More about the event, courtesy AVP:
AVPFirst is proud to announce the return of its very own Wall of Champions in conjunction with our Serving Up Style fashion show fundraiser. The AVPFirst Wall of Champions recognizes the significant professional and personal contributions of individuals that have paved the way for the advancement and growth of beach volleyball. The event is a gathering of business leaders, dedicated corporate sponsors, fans and athletes from across the United States.
Proceeds from the event enables AVPFirst to continue its successful history of positively impacting youth and growing the great sport of beach volleyball.
We are extremely honored to be inducting volleyball legend, NCAA Champion, FIVB Champion, US Olympian and 92 time AVP Champion, Sinjin Smith. The man who has competed in more beach volleyball events than any other player in the world.
AVPFirst is a dynamic nonprofit organization that provides a variety of youth beach volleyball programs nationwide to new communities as well as those with an established history of beach volleyball participation. AVPFirst has provided well run, cost effective training and junior events to over 4,000 deserving youth, ages 8-18 led by our team of AVP athletes and coaches.