Well another Smackfest in the books … one like no other. The threat of thunderstorms kept noone away, as thousands flocked to the Hermosa Pier for a day of fun in the … uh sun … costumes, challenges, laughter, libations, and oh ya, volleyball. Who can forget little Brinley singing the National Anthem, the goodies in Sponsor Village, the DJ pumping great music … and then the storms. Wtf?! Rain, thunder, July !! Comn, really. Yup, for the first time in 22 years, Smackfest was cut short. That didnt keep people from enjoying the day, as thousands made their way to Pier Plaza, packing Sharkeez, The Deck, Hennesseys, etc. I dont think the bars have seen that kind of business in, well maybe forever, on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
I want to thank everyone for coming out and enjoying the day. The rain dampened the event, but not our spirits. Smackfest will be bigger and better in 2016 !! Thanks, Siggy
Continue Smackfest Playoffs??
Was your team undefeated in the Fun Division of pool play, or have 1 loss, and would’ve been the 1 team to come out of pool into playoffs? Well, we may be able to have the playoffs !! The NVL comes to Hermosa Pier on 8/8, and they asked me to help run their Coed 4’s tournament. I met with Alb (NVL Founder) yesterday and he would be willing to allow us to run a “Smackfest Playoff” as part of the Coed 4’s tourney, north of the pier. So CAPTAINS ONLY, please email me (SmackfestEvents@gmail.com) with your Court #, Pool record and team name – I will give you the details. For the Pro 4’s, we will also run the playoffs on this day.
Sponsors and Volunteers
A special thanks to all the Sponsor and Volunteers who helped with Smackfest … without them, it the event wouldnt happen. Erica and Dean were my right and left hands – they killed it. Patrick, Charlie, Monte, Cory, Ryno, Trimmy G, Dave C, Joey, James L, as well as Franky and his guys (dug all the poles! You guys were awesome !!
Also thanks to all our sponsors … they support us in hopes you will support them. Bud Light, our presenting sponsor, as well as Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and Smack Sportswear, the anniversary in which this event was first established. Also thanks to Dicks Sporting Goods, Kind Snacks, The NVL/Mikasa, Red Bull, Deep Eddy Vodka, Bionic Body, Cazedores, True Toniqs, UVO, Rawkin Juice, Essence Water, Go Bro, Sharkeez, The Deck, Uncorked, Greenbelt, Pedones, Nao PT, Sideout Designs, and anyone else I missed.
Pics and Vids
We have been posting pics on the Smackfest Facebook and Instagram pages. Please check them out. Also videos from PubClub.com, Fox LA, and more. Our professional photographer will have hundreds of photos posted tomorrow morning – GO AND TAG YOURSELF !! We also posted the drone/video teaser on the Smackfest FB page Monday … look for the full length video (which EVERY team is in), this weekend. Also please tag us in your photos – #Smackfest2015 @SmackfestEvents.
If you arent getting the Smackfest Newsletter, go to www.SmackfestEvents.com and signup. We have the Coed 4’s League starting tonight, Coed Sand Kickball tomorrow, and VB Classes this Thur.
Also The Patriot’s Day Coed 4’s tournament is on 9/12 … we will definitely do something special for that tourney as a way to make up for Smackfest being cut short !!
And lastly, the NVL Pro Tour is coming to town 8/6-8 … and the Coed 4’s tournament is on 8/8. As mentioned above, Smackfest playoffs will be continued to this day, and its only $100/team, so sign up!! www.TheNVL.com (link will be up tmrw).