VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.- After a quarter century here in Hampton Roads, you could say the annual North American Sand Soccer Championships from the Virginia Beach oceanfront is now a institution. Over 200,000 people will be in town over the weekend along over 1,000 teams. "It's a reunion of sorts for people who come back year after year", says Matt Whalen the event's Director Of Operations. "We've had people who've met here and wound up having their wedding down here."

It's now a place that offers more than just soccer to folks who come to the beach. The North American Sand Soccer Championships finish up on Sunday.