West Michigan Beach Volleyball, founded by Grand Haven residents Pete Goers and Stevo VanderWerp, began in 2014 as a backyard clinic for 20 participants. It has grown to six events, including tournaments and clinics, with over 750 participating at Grand Haven State Park in the summer of 2018. Both VanderWerp and Goers competed professionally on the AVP and played together locally for years. They are now partnering to grow the game of volleyball. In 2018 WMBVB was able to award $2000 in scholarships to four recent HS graduates from West Michigan, and an additional $500 to local volleyball programs. In 2019 WMBVB plans to host six events at Grand Haven State Park, and giveback over $5000 to our local community via scholarships, clinics and donations.