Beach volleyball players having 'great time' in P.E.I.
Summerside hosts Sandjam beach volleyball tournament
Beach volleyball players got a taste of Island hospitality this weekend during the SandJam beach volleyball tournament in Summerside.
Four Canadian men's and four Canadian women's teams were competing for $10,000 in prize money.
It's the first time the event was held on P.E.I — in past years it was in Halifax.
Some competitors had never been to the Island before, said Andrew Ling, event manager for Sports & Entertainment Atlantic.
"The athletes are having a great time, just taking it all in," he said. "The hospitality of Summerside and P.E.I. has been awesome."
Awesome night in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/pei?src=hash">#pei</a> visiting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CavendishBeach?src=hash">#CavendishBeach</a> ! Huge Thks to Colin <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wowwowwowyeah?src=hash">#wowwowwowyeah</a> That was epic !!! <a href="https://twitter.com/SandJam2016">@SandJam2016</a> <a href="https://t.co/g32GB4biBy">pic.twitter.com/g32GB4biBy</a>—@mclapointe9
Ling said some of the athletes have gone sightseeing in Cavendish and Charlottetown, and have enjoyed the Summerside Lobster Festival.
"The lobster suppers, they're all over that," he said.
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