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  Turku  2005  Satellite
17.06.2005 -  19.06.2005

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Background of CityBeachVolley (CBV), Turku

The CityBeachVolley tournament has been organized in Turku for over the past ten years as an independent invitation tournament and it has achieved significant status in Finnish Beach Volleyball field. The mission here is to offer, on continuous basis, a high level event, ranked in Finland as second to none by audience, players and/or partners. It has been have confirmed that there is a high demand for international events organized around Beach Volleyball in Finland.

The aim of the organization is to support sports activities among the youth and to bring Beach Volleyball to peopleís attention. The CBV organization develops, markets and accomplishes Beach Volleyball activities and participates in activities supporting young people's healthy lifestyles. To back up and enable the activities, this association annually organizes a high level CityBeachVolley tournament in Turku and this year is thrilled to finally bring FIVB Beach Volleyball to its region.

CBV 2005-2007 & beyond
The next step for CBV now being taken is organizing this year's FIVB Men's Satellite tournament in Turku. A kid's camp & an other Beach Volleyball tournament for our partners will also be orgnaized  durign the same CBV week. The combination concept will last for 4 days and it contains following elements:

FIVB Menís FIVB Satellite tournament
Matches will be played at the Holiday Club Caribia and Varvintori (main court) from Thrusday to Sunday. Admission is free for the public.

Womenís invitational tournament
Matches will be played at the Holiday Club Caribia and Varvintori (main court) from Friday to Sunday. This event will also be free of charge for the public.

Childrenís beach camp (camp kid fun)
Holiday Club Caribia will organize a childrens' playful event in Holiday Club Caribia. CBV is to invite some children from the SOS Childrenís Village to participate in the camp. The purpose of this camp is to give positive experiences to children, while incorporating sport, who normally do not have the possibility of experiencing such luxuries as this.

Business event (have a nice day)
CBV will also organize an informal Beach Volleyball tournament for its partnerís and other companies at the Holiday Club Caribia on Wednesday. Participation includes dinner, refreshments and a relaxing visit in the club's  VIP spa.

Among all this, the goals of the "beach volleyball" week are to:

- Support and encourage a young, healthy lifestyle (Sport Academy and youth psychiatry)

- Ensure that Turku will possibly be the most significant beach volley city in Finland in the future

- Organize a Swatch-FIVB World Tour tournament in Turku in the forthcoming years

Budget 2005
The total budget of the CityBeachVolley tournament this year is about 77.000 Ä. Most of the income is collected from partners. The city of Turku is also one of the Organizers most significant partners. According to the principles of the organization, matches are free of charge for the public (as mentioned above).

The Organizers will be expecting over 12'000 visitors to the CityBeachVolley event this year. Last year, in the Womenís national event final, there were more than 1'500 people who came to enjoy the game. That is the all time high number so far and this year, the Organizers are convinced that they are going to smash it.

The tournament highlights and relaxed beach volley atmosphere will be broadcasted through the digital sports channel Urheilukanava afterwards.