EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSportsFEST, WV Games Join Forces In Charleston This Weekend
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 16, 2013 8:45 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 16, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
It will be a weekend full of sports in the capital city as two successful sporting events take place.
SportsFEST and WV Games are slotted to take place together for the first time. The events will happen at Magic Island Friday through Sunday, according to a news release from the Charleston West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
SportsFEST includes the UWP-IJSBA Jet Ski Hyrdo Turf competition and the EVP Pro Am Beach Championship.
WV Games is the largest collection of sanctioned sporting events in the Mountain State, including events such as a cornhole tournament, zumbathon, wrestling and Jiu Jitsu. More than 400 professional athletes are expected to compete this weekend.
Locals are invited to take part in the excitement by registering for some of the competitions, the release said. Many of the competitions give participants a chance to win cash and bragging rights while going up against professional athletes.
Jet Ski races will kick-off the weekend events at 1 p.m. Friday on Magic Island. Following those races, the YMCA and Charleston Visitors Bureau will host beach volleyball tournaments until 8 p.m.
Live entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend, including Chaz Humley & the Effects, followed by Edwin McCain at Live on the Levee beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. More on that concert here
Then on Saturday and Sunday, the Booze Mountaineers will provide music from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. And the Charleston Funeral Parade is set for Saturday from 6-8 p.m. on Capitol Street in Charleston.
Below is a complete schedule of events provided by the Charleston Visitors Bureau:
Corporate Cup Jet Ski
Corporate Cup volleyball
YMCA volleyball tournament
Live on the Levee performance featuring Edwin McCain
Saturday and Sunday
Extreme Volleyball Professionals tournament
Extreme Volleyball Professionals volleyball lesson
UWP-IJSBA Jet Ski Hyrdo Turf competition
Live entertainment provided by the Booze Mountaineers
Saturday only - WV Games
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament
Submission wrestling tournament
YMCA Volleyball tournament
To register to participate in SportsFEST meets WV Games, contact the following:
• CVB volleyball - Samantha Carney, 304-344-5075
• Martial Arts - Butch Hiles, 304-549-9370
• Cornhole - Chris Feldhaus, 304-993-8481
• Zumbathon - Shirley Jackson, 304-421-3810
• YMCA volleyball - Andrea Harris, 304-340-3540
• UWP-IJSBA Jet Ski Hyrdo Turf - AJ Handler, 585-330-0742
• Extreme Volleyball Professionals - Ross Balling, 312-287-5988
Team registration is limited and on a first-come basis and some events may require a registration fee.
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