MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Beach volleyball is kicking off in Myrtle Beach and downtown businesses are throwing up their own money to see flourish.
The businesses near the old pavilion site are just some of the downtown Myrtle Beach businesses who want local residents representing their companies at the beach volleyball games.
Deann Sarber, owner of Coffee House said, "We just love being apart of whatever's going on down here. Because the more fun things go on, the more people enjoy it and the more people want to come."
Bump Up the Boardwalk beach volleyball league brings at least 50 players plus dozens of spectators to the old pavilion sight every Saturday.
The Downtown Redevelopment Corporation funds this summer league that will go until mid September.
Lauren Clever, DRC Account Executive said, "I think there's a volleyball community out there, a lot of them are playing for us right now also play indoor volleyball and they're just anxious to play outside. And we have the perfect venue for it and they're excited about playing here. So we're hoping we can expand it."
The DRC's goal is to get our locals to enjoy downtown Myrtle Beach more.
"I live in Conway, but I come down here to play. Some of my friends are teachers in the area from North Myrtle and they come down and travel. They got really good courts here so, it makes sense," explained Kyle White, volleyball player.
The DRC is using its resources in the community so funding the league is kept to a minimal. Five businesses sponsor the five teams who meet to play each week.
Carson Edmund, DRC Intern said, "We partnered with every business and every Saturday one of the sponsoring businesses sponsors a beach buy and gives a discount or something off to all the members of the league just to treat them for getting involved with the community."
There were actually more businesses who wanted to sponsor a team, but there weren't enough players to make that happen.
If you missed registration for summer beach volleyball league, don't worry, a fall league is in the works.
If you want to come out to play volleyball and aren't on a team, you can still come to play on one of these three courts and there will even be a volleyball supplied for you.