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Eagle Four Partners announces inaugural Newport Beach 4-Man Volleyball Invitational

Eagle Four Partners, the Newport Beach-based private equity group, proudly presents the inaugural Newport Beach 4-Man Volleyball Invitational, the groundbreaking event set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. This one-of-a-kind tournament put together with Hall of Fame beach volleyball player Steve “OB” Obradovich will bring a new level of excitement, energy and community to Newport Beach. This event is more than just a sporting spectacle – it’s an opportunity for Newport Beach to come together, celebrate and invest in the community’s future.

The tournament, which will feature both a men’s and women’s division, will be hosted directly on the beach in front of Blackie’s by the Sea adjacent to Newport Pier, and will feature a spectacular two-court stadium designed by Code Four, the award-winning creative agency behind the annual Pacific Air Show in Huntington Beach.

Kevin Martin of Eagle Four Partners, owner of the iconic Balboa Bay Club which has produced countless national junior titles in USA Volleyball competitions, and Hall of Famer Obradovich have also secured the key support of Mario Marovic of Lounge Group, which operates many of Orange County’s most iconic restaurants.

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Newport Beach 4-Man Volleyball Invitational hits the sand at Blackie’s Beach on October 21

What sets the Newport Beach 4-Man Volleyball Invitational a part is its unique format. Unlike traditional two-on-two tournaments, this event will feature the fast pace and speed of four-on-four competition. A dynamic roster of superstars featuring Olympians and AVP stars such as Olympians Todd Rodgers, Jake Gibb, Taylor Crabb, Kelly Cheng, Taylor Sander, Sarah Sponcil and Betsi Flint and many more* are all set to showcase their exceptional skills in this one-day event.

The flamboyant Obradovich, who was often called beach volleyball’s version of John McEnroe for his on-court antics, connected with Martin of Eagle Four Partners to become the driving force behind the event. Martin quickly enlisted the support of VEA Newport Beach, Pendry Newport Beach, Newport Beach Country Club, Pasea Hotel Huntington Beach as well as the aforementioned Lounge Group (owners of Orange County restaurants including Blackie’s by the Sea, Malarky’s Irish Pub, Dory Deli, Super Panga, and Stag Bar + Kitchen).

The Newport Beach 4-Man Volleyball Invitational announced that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the May-Treanor Ohana Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to promoting active and healthy lifestyles for young people through sports and educational programs. May-Treanor won a national indoor championship at Long Beach State and a record three Olympic beach volleyball gold medals while partnering with Kerri Walsh-Jennings.

The event is elevated by the gracious support of their esteemed sponsors including Balboa Bay Club, VEA Newport Beach, Pendry Newport Beach, Pasea Hotel Huntington Beach, Lounge Group and the city’s premier marketing organization, Visit Newport Beach. Their invaluable contribution enriches every facet of the tournament, enhancing both the experience for attendees and the overall impact on the Newport Beach community.

With open seating available on the sand, attendees are encouraged to bring their own beach chairs and make the most of this thrilling occasion. Super Panga Taqueria will be serving food and alcoholic beverages (21 and over) to enhance the overall experience. Limited public parking will be available; attendees are encouraged to carpool or use alternative transportation options such as Uber. Bicycle parking will also be provided.

To kick off the festivities, a VIP party will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 from 5-8 p.m., offering an exclusive chance to mingle with volleyball legends and attendees. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

For event information, FAQs and more, visit www.nbvolleyball.com.

See you on the sand!

*Currently committed to play in the Newport 4-Man Volleyball Invitational. Subject to change.

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