LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The International Water Polo Club (InterWPC) announced that the 10 th Anniversary, internationally recognized WINTERFEST Water Polo Tournament is expected to have some of the highest turn-out to date, including over 3,500 players, 10,000 event participants and tens of thousands of spectators from both the U.S. and international countries. Since its founding 10 years ago, the WINTERFEST Tournament has grown to include U.S. Olympic as well as international participants and even internationally recognized celebrities. Among those in attendance this year will be Olympic Gold Medalist Brenda Villa, the well-known American world-class water polo player for the US National and Olympic teams. Platinum Sponsors featured at this year's WINTERFEST include Adidas, Zumo- USA, WP Gear, WINART Balls and S&R Sport-Infinity USA.
Events for age groups ranging from 5 through 18 years are scheduled to run from 2/8/2013 through 2/10/2013. Adult and Masters Divisions Player competitions are slated for 2/15/2013 through 2/17/2013. Competitions will be held at a variety of pools around Orange County and Los Angeles County. For registration information, schedules, pool locations, hotel accommodations and other information, please visit the WINTERFEST Water Polo site at http://www.WINTERFESTWaterPolo.com.
International Water Polo Club President and WINTERFEST Founder Bahram Hojreh attributes the success of the event to the dedication and support of the many people involved in the event, "I greatly appreciate the commitments shown by the thousands of people involved in WINTERFEST over the years, including coaches and players, parents and friends, as well as the many spectators and sponsors. I believe another reason for the growth in popularity of WINTERFEST is our 'open' admissions criteria, which is unlike most other major water polo events. WINTERFEST accepts all players providing an opportunity for everyone to compete in a genuine championship event - regardless of age, gender or skill flights [skill levels, i.e., advanced, intermediate or beginner classifications]."
In addition to Platinum Level Sponsors previously noted, the International Water Polo Club would also like to thank the sponsorship support of Gold Sponsors Embrace Apparel & Screen Printing, One-Stitch Custom Embroidery & Screen Printing and numerous hotels including Staybridge Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton, Fairfield Inn & Suites (Marriott), Holiday Inn & Suites, Hyatt House, Courtyard by Marriott and The Laguna Hills Hotel.About The International Water Polo Club (InterWPC)The International Water Polo Club was originally founded as the Los Alamitos Water Polo Club (Los Al WPC) and initially focused on local Southern California water polo events and activities. Over the years, the club has grown to international status and recently changed its name to reflect national and international level events and players. Contact Information For more information on the International Water Polo Club, please visit http://www.InternationalWaterPoloClub.com . As noted, interested participants, spectators and everyone interested can find more details regarding WINTERFEST by visiting http://www.WINTERFESTWaterPolo.com . Last minute team entrants may be accommodated. For registration or media information, please contact Bahram Hojreh at (949)533-5216 or InterWPC@gmail.com. SOURCE International Water Polo Club