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Association of Volleyball Professionals Cincinnati Open Chooses Fairmount Minerals Sports and Recreation Sand for Labor Day Event Superior, high-performance sand transforms Washington Park into beach volleyball venue

CHARDON, Ohio, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairmount Minerals announced today the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Cincinnati Open chose its superior, high-performance sand for the Labor Day Weekend event. The three-day beach volleyball tournament includes teams who are competing for more than $175,000 in prize money, the highest purse in the sport's regular season.

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"Our company is honored the AVP Cincinnati Open has chosen our sand for this important event," said Joel Eaton, sales manager, Fairmount Minerals. "This is another high-ranking endorsement of our sports and recreation sand."

The association is using more than 1,100 tons of the company's Caribbean White volleyball sand to create one main court, two side courts, and one elimination court at downtown Cincinnati's renovated Washington Park.  The main court and side court are in front of the historic Music Hall at the park.

The consistent texture, quality, and purity ensure the playability AVP professionals demand. The off-white, natural color reduces glare while offering firmness without easily compacting after sustained use.

"Our sand, which is trusted around the United States, enhances the sports experience for men and women participating in many activities," said Eaton.

About Fairmount Minerals
Fairmount Minerals is one of the United States' largest producers of industrial sand. The Chardon, Ohio-based company operates a global network of 23 mining, mineral processing, manufacturing, and coating facilities with six administrative and R&D development offices.

Fairmount Minerals' specialized sands advance a vast array of industries and markets, such as construction, filtration, foundry, glass, sports turf, and oil and gas. The company's more than 750 employees bring its sustainability motto of 'Do Good. Do Well.' to life and embrace its sustainable development (SD) mission of people, planet, and prosperity or 3 Ps. For more information, please visit: http://www.fairmountminerals.com.

Contact
Dee Elliott
Fairmount Minerals
Dee.Elliott@fmsand.com
(832) 459-0486

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