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Head to Racine’s North Beach, 100 Kewaunee St, for this weekend’s best volleyball action. The 2016 EVP Beach Sports Festival, presented Friday through Sunday by Real Racine, brings professional and amateur teams to compete for prizes. The courts will be set up adjacent to the Beachside Oasis. Juniors (ages 10-18) start play at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Juniors playoffs start at 1 p.m. A 4-player EVP Challenge starts at 3 p.m. The first day wraps up with a players welcome party at 6 p.m. at Ivanhoe Pub and Eatery, 231 Main St. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, two-person men’s and women’s teams compete in pro and amateur divisions. A center court contest is at 11 a.m. The amateur finals are set for 4 to 6 p.m. On Sunday, co-ed and junior teams start at 9:30 a.m. The women’s pro finals are at 10 a.m. followed by the men’s pro finals at 11 a.m. Top cash prize is $1,000. Bring your chair and umbrella – you’ll see these elite athletes compete for top honors and have the chance to participate in contests with the pros. Spectator admission is free. Visit www.evptours.com

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