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Scott and Hyden Head Field for Seaside Heights Wide Open

CHICAGO, Ill. (June 20, 2011) --- Fresh off their championship at the season opening Corona Light Wide Open in Siesta Key, Fla. last weekend, Sean Scott and John Hyden, one of the top-ranked teams in professional beach volleyball will try to pick up their second title in a row when they compete in the $50,000 Corona Light Wide Open June 25 and 26 at Seaside Heights, N.J.
Other teams expected to compete in the two-day event include 2010 US Open of Beach Volleyball champion Aaron Wachtfogel, who will partner with former AVP Rookie of the Year, Bill Strickland, and Ty Loomis, a four-time winner on the 2010 Corona Light Wide Open and his partner, 2004 Australian Olympian Mark Williams. Also expected to compete are Kevin McColloch and Matt Olson, who were the runners-up in Siesta Key.
The Corona Light Wide Open is a weekend festival of beach volleyball, music and fun and is making its first stop in Seaside Heights. Created, in part, by volleyball legend Karch Kiraly and featuring an appearance by Brian Lewis, a former No. 1 player in the world, the event includes a free concert at 4 p.m.; on Saturday, June 25 featuring the award-winning band, Gentlemen Hall.

Play will be held in 11 different divisions. In addition to the professionals competing in the Open divisions, more than 200 players are expected to take part in eight amateur divisions on Saturday and Sunday.
Registration for the 2011 Corona Light Wide Open is available at www.CoronaLightWideOpen.com. The Corona Light Wide Open is produced, promoted and managed by Cleveland-based The Elevation Group.
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Media Contact: Tip Nunn 303.526.0994 Tipnunn@comcast.net


Other teams expected to compete in the two-day event include 2010 US Open of Beach Volleyball champion Aaron Wachtfogel, who will partner with former AVP Rookie of the Year, Bill Strickland, and Ty Loomis, a four-time winner on the 2010 Corona Light Wide Open and his partner, 2004 Australian Olympian Mark Williams. Also expected to compete are Kevin McColloch and Matt Olson, who were the runners-up in Siesta Key.
The Corona Light Wide Open is a weekend festival of beach volleyball, music and fun and is making its first stop in Seaside Heights. Created, in part, by volleyball legend Karch Kiraly and featuring an appearance by Brian Lewis, a former No. 1 player in the world, the event includes a free concert at 4 p.m.; on Saturday, June 25 featuring the award-winning band, Gentlemen Hall.
Play will be held in 11 different divisions. In addition to the professionals competing in the Open divisions, more than 200 players are expected to take part in eight amateur divisions on Saturday and Sunday.

Registration for the 2011 Corona Light Wide Open is available at www.CoronaLightWideOpen.com. The Corona Light Wide Open is produced, promoted and managed by Cleveland-based The Elevation Group.
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Media Contact: Tip Nunn 303.526.0994 Tipnunn@comcast.net