Solnechnoye, Russia, July 7, 2014. The 15th annual Beach Volleyball Festival Komus in Solnechnoye promoted by the regional volleyball federation of North-West Russia was held this past July 4 through 6 on the shores of the Gulf of Finland with 536 participating teams representing 16 different regions. A total of 28 beach volleyball courts were set up in such a magnificent location to host the matches of the three-day long event.
The tournament was open to all groups, hence involving children and veterans, professional volleyball players and amateurs, families, VIPs, media representatives, Paralympic athletes. Gifts and giveaways were distributed by the sponsors of the event, including t-shirts, balls, tea collections, writing sets and many more. The pros who joined their ad-hoc tournament battled it out also for 200,000 rubles of prize money.
The big interactive program with many gifts was prepared for the fans, both adult and children. The main prize for fans was an iPad.
Financial support was provided by Russia’s Ministry of Sports, the Committee of Sports of St. Petersburg, the Russian volleyball federation and the sponsors Komus, Rosgeologiya, Gazprom, Orimi Trade, Avrora, Gold, Olimp and the official drink of the festival - tea TESS.