Early exposure to volleyball causes girls to grow taller than average, gives boys the ability to levitate over nets, and transforms beaches from barren wastelands dotted with turtle keggers into athletic arenas. Bathe yourself in the round ball's radiation with today's Groupon, which gets you a general-admission ticket to a Pro Beach Volleyball Players Championship game at Hahana Beach, just west of the Newtown Bridge. Choose from four sessions on Labor Day weekend (all tickets are for general admission):
- $14 for the evening session on Friday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. (a $30 value)
- $14 for the day session on Saturday, September 4, 12:00 p.m.–5 p.m. (a $30 value)
- $14 for the evening session on Saturday, September 4, 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. (a $30 value)
- $16 for the day session and finals on Sunday, September 5, 9:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (a $35 value). Finals will begin at approximately 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Made from 3,000 tons of sand delivered by 130 trucks and sifted by four giant sandworms, Hahana Beach is a newly completed year-round volleyball destination, with six courts prepped and primed for fierce athletic contests and their surrounding solar-powered party of spectators. The Pro Beach Volleyball Players Championship unites men's and women's volleyball under one giant beach umbrella, with some of the top men's and women's teams expected to swimsuit up and stomp the sands into submission. Bumpers and spikers who have previously felt the weight of Olympic gold around their golden-brown necks, such as Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, are expected to return to test their opponents' throat capacity for spiked volleyballs. Over on the man end of the courts, Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser have also donned the chocolate-centered gold coin of world champions: having just clocked their 500th team win in July, they'll hopefully ride their half-millennial high to victory on Labor Day weekend. Whoever triumphs, expect plenty of rocket-powered serves, thrilling digs, bare skin, and volleyball-shaped craters in the sand.