Just hours after its founder Kerri Walsh Jennings made her return to the FIVB stage after offseason surgery in Xiamen, China, p1440 made news of its own, announcing the first four sites of its 2018-19 tour.
P1440, a competition series merged with a music festival and health seminar founded by the three-time Olympic gold medalist and her husband, is making stops in San Jose, Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington Beach for starters.
The event series will make its debut Sept. 28-30 in San Jose, California, with the other dates coming once a month through the end of the year, after being planned around the existing FIVB four and five star and AVP competition slates to allow those tour members addition opportunities to play and win prize money.
- Sept. 28-30, 2018 – San Jose, California
- Oct. 19-21, 2018 – Las Vegas
- Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2018 – San Diego
- Dec. 14-16, 2018 – Huntington Beach, California
Walsh Jennings had previously announced Chicago as a future site, which according to the company’s announcement will come in 2019 due to the weather and timing of the season. Actual venue locations and ticketing information have not yet been released.
“Each p1440 event will be a fully immersive experience that will heighten all of your senses,” Walsh Jennings said. “There will be will be interactive elements that will focus on each one of the pillars that make up p1440—competition, development, health & wellness and entertainment. Attendees will be able to watch the best of the best in beach volleyball play competitively, participate in doing high interval training or learn from the athletes themselves, practice yoga or meditate in the afternoon, dance to music while enjoying live entertainment, dine with friends and family and so much more!”
Folded into the location announcement was a partnership with hotel brokerage service Hotels for Hope, which will donate $2 for every room night stay to a charitable organization that seeks to help children live happier and healthier lives.
“Hotels for Hope is excited to collaborate with p1440 as their hotel booking partner,” CEO and founder Neil Goldman said. “Our partnership secures the best hotel rates while impacting the lives of children through The Positivity Project.”
The Positivity Project, p1440‘s charity partner for its inaugural season, is a non-profit that has the goal of empowering young kids and further developing young athletes all over the world through empowerment and strong relationships.
“The Positivity Project is building a movement across the country that emphasizes the importance of relationships in our lives—that connecting with other people is important for our well-being and health,” said Mike Erwin, president and co-founder of The Positivity Project. “Our mission is to empower America’s youth to build positive relationships. This makes us a perfect match for what p1440 is in the process of doing for anyone who engages in their events and online community. We are truly grateful to benefit from p1440 and Hotels for Hope!”
P1440 also announced that beginning in the summer of 2018, it will launch its digital online community.