Winter Bump attracts top teams, big bucks to Strand

wb-1Thousands of athletes and their families will visit the Grand Strand this weekend for the annual Winter Bump Volleyball Classic this weekend.

More than 250 teams from across the South will compete at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and the Myrtle Beach Sports Center from Saturday through Monday.

This is the second year in a row that the field is full, bringing in approximately 7,000 players and spectators to the area over the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

The event is sponsored by Grand Strand Juniors Volleyball Club and features many of the best girls volleyball teams in the region. An additional Elite Challenge division will take place in Spartanburg.

Local businesses can expect a big boost to January sales. Last year’s Winter Bump had an estimated economic impact of over $2 million locally.

Event hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. Cost for the event is $20 for a weekend pass or $10 per day. Ages 12 and under are admitted free. For additional information, visit www.myrtlebeachwinterbump.com.

Photo courtesy of Grand Strand Juniors

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