BRADFORD BEACH summer 2013 special event schedule
On behalf of everyone at Bradford Beach, we are happy to announce our 2013 special event calendar. Our first day open will be Saturday, May 18th. The tiki bars, cabanas and beach house will be open and ready for you.
Before we even talk about what type of events we offer, the one thing we always keep in mind is accessibility. Bradford Beach is for everyone. The special events simply exemplify lifestyle activity. Whether that is beauty, strength, athleticism, entertainment, music, family or community, we always want to make sure that no matter what we do; Bradford Beach is always available to those who want to spend time at the beach.
We are very proud to announce what we feel is our most diverse set of programs to date. There is a little something for everyone.
BEAUTY – Ms. Bradford Beach returns on July 13th. Not only will she exemplify beauty, but she will become the face of our media marketing efforts.
STRENGTH – The Bradford Beach Strongman event on June 22nd features some of the strongest human beings on earth. And that is no joke.
ATHLETICISM – Many of the finest beach volleyball players in the United States competing over several dates for the Bradford Beach Volleyball Series. We will crown a national champion for boys and girls at The US Junior Beach Volleyball National Championships July 26th through the 28th.
ENTERTAINMENT – Do you remember how cool old school pro wrestling was in the days of The Crusher, Baron Von Raschke and Nick Bockwinkel? We do. Pro Wrestling makes its glorious debut on August 31st for the Bradford Beach Bash.
MUSIC – The 10th anniversary of the Bradford Beach Jam Reggae Music Festival returns Saturday August 17th and the Jigglesfest Music Festival returns September 14th. KoJo, RAS Movement, R Mutt, Moloko Shivers (love those dudes) and many more, all there for your free entertainment.
FAMILY – We are ramping up the Friends of Bradford Beach Family Days in a way we offer all our special events – BIG. Saturday, July 21st and Sunday July 22nd, look for free activities of every kind for our young beach goers. And a special fund raiser for the beach where you the beachgoer becomes a face of the beach – more details on that to follow.
COMMUNITY – Let’s face it, the beach is about the people that use it. It’s a great spot where many people have met and have made Milwaukee a smaller, close-knit community. What we like to do is use the idea of community and combined with volleyball. And we do this to celebrate the life of one of the most well-known Bradford Beach characters. The 2nd annual Dick Bacon Summer Calcutta Beach volleyball tournament returns August 10th. This is the event that brings us all together.
Registration is now OPEN for all of our leagues at bradford.bracketpal.com. We are running a 10% discount on all league registrations received by April 29th. What players and teams can expect this year are more opportunities to play, a guarantee of 2 matches per league night and opportunities to win trips to the Volley America National Championships representing Bradford Beach. Programs include:
Youth: Team Bradford Beach Elite and Team Bradford Beach for boy’s and girl’s sand doubles.
Adult: Men’s 2’s and 4’s, Women’s 2’s and 4’s, co-ed 2’s, 4’s and 6’s.
Leagues are held Sunday through Thursdays both during the day and evenings. For complete league details, visit bradford.bracketpal.com.
We have Spalding King of the Beach, the official ball of Bradford Beach, and Wilson AVP Gameballs for sale. The cost is $40/ball, which is $15 less than retail. For those interested, contact Todd Gawronski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Offer good while supplies last.
Check the graphic for all the events and stay tuned to bradfordbeachjam.com and our facebook page at Bradford Beach, Milwaukee, WI for specific event details.
Thank you again. Summer is on the way. See you at the beach.___________________________Bradford Beach 2013
Summer Volleyball LEAGUE preview SIGN UP HERE!
I think we’re all done with winter now. Thankfully, summer 2013 is right around the corner. And that means the return of the Bradford Beach Volleyball Leagues featuring divisions for 2’s, 4’s and 6’s for men, women, co-ed and collegiate players of all skill levels. Leagues matches will be held each Sunday through Thursday evening starting May 28th and finishing on August 29th. The Early Fall leagues will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting September 4th and concluding October 13th.
New for our Summer leagues, will be offering daytime leagues on Monday‘s and Wednesday’s. In addition, we will be adding an Adult Intro to Beach Volleyball class on Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons.Space will be limited, so do not wait to register as or leagues filled rapidly.
TEAM BRADFORD BEACH JUNIORS SIGN UP HERE!
Bradford Beach is excited to announce the formation of the Team Bradford Beach Junior Beach Volleyball Program for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 19 for summer 2013. Team Bradford Beach is the evolution of the popularity of junior focused beach volleyball programs and tournaments held over the past three years at Bradford Beach.
___________________________WINTER 2013 - FEBRUARY & MARCH UPDATE
Winter is cruising by. Thank god. And since it’s not really the winter season that we’ve become accustomed to here in Wisconsin, it’s still not beach weather either. We want to thank all the athletes, Horny Goat Hideaway, our sponsors Athletico, Spalding, Autonomous, ROX and SURG for their support of the Bradford Beach Winter Pro-Am Volleyball events. The support has never been greater and we thank you for your part in continuing the tradition of winter indoor sand volleyball in Wisconsin.
As February and March approach, there are several upcoming tournaments for players of all skill levels. The main feature will be the 2nd Annual WINTER CALCUTTA on February 8th and 9th. What is the Calcutta you ask? The Calcutta is a blind-draw co-ed 4’s volleyball tournament matching players of various skill levels on 1 team with the chance to meet new people, play some ball and win some cool stuff. The 4’s teams are made up of 1 men’s open / A level player, 1 men’s B / C level player, 1 men’s unrated / recreation level player and 1 women’s player. The teams are blindly drawn with one player being selected from each category to create a team. Players register individually, so you don’t have to worry about finding a team AND every one of every skill level has the same opportunity to play and win.
The Calcutta is quite simply the best, most fun volleyball tournament format we will host every year. In addition, your entry fee includes and event shirt and $50/team voucher towards Horny Goat food and drink during the event. The Calcutta is a great way to forget about winter, have some fun, meet some people and play some volleyball. The Blind Draw will be held Friday, February 8th at Mikey’s followed by the tournament on Saturday, February 9th. Registration is limited to 24 teams, so don’t hesitate to register as this event will fill-up quickly.
The Winter Pro-Am Volleyball Series sanctioned by Volley America resumes on February 2nd for Men’s Open 2’s, February 3rd for Men’s A 2’s and February 23rd for Women’s 2’s. Each tournament is limited to 12 teams. We have filled the registration capacity for each event, so do not wait to register. All players must be current members of Volley America to participate. In addition, each team will receive a $20 voucher towards Horny Goat Food & Drink during the event.
February 2nd – Men’s Open 2’s, $100/team
February 3rd – Men’s A 2’s, $80/team
February 8th – Winter Calcutta Blind Draw – DRAFT @ Mikey’s
February 9th – Winter Calcutta Blind Draw Tournament - $50/player
February 23rd – Women’s Open 2’s, $100/team; Women’s A 2’s, $60/team
March 9th – Men’s Open 2’s Winter Championships, $100/team
March 10th – Men’s A 2’s Winter Championships, $80/team
March TBD – Bradford Beach Promo Entertainment event @ Mikey’s
April TBD – Bradford Beach Promo Entertainment event @ Mikey’s
All tournaments are held at Horny Goat Hideaway.
Register for all events at www.bradford.bracketpal.com
Registration for all events closes the Thursday evening prior to the event date at 5pm. Unless the event fills prior, then teams will be placed on a waiting list.
All registered teams must complete the registration information for all players including full name, street address, e-mail address, phone number and Volley America membership* number (*when required).
Horny Goat Hideaway, 2011 South 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Mikey’s, 811 North Jefferson Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Summer 2013 is right around the corner. Tons of new programs, services and events are on the way for Bradford Beach including improvements to our beach volleyball leagues. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks. As always, thank you for your support and see you at the beach soon!