GET YOUR GAME FACE ON … APRIL IS MIAMI SPORTS MONTH

Mar 31, 2014

Contact:  Media Relations at 305-539-3084 or Caroline Foster at Current 212-445-8389

Following the success of Miami Golf Month and Miami’s growing sports and recreation scene, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has expanded its popular Temptation Program to now include all sports. The first-ever Miami Sports Month includes offers for golf, tennis, bicycling, water sports, running, and more.  Miami Sports Month will run from April 1-30, 2014 and is sponsored by MasterCard.

Miami Sports Month will kick-off with The American Invitational, a high-legacy equestrian show and jumping event. For more than four decades an international line up of some of the country’s most celebrated riders compete for the coveted title.  For the first time in forty years, Miami will host the premier event, which will be the opening event for the launch of Miami Sports Month.  The event will take place on April 5th at 7:00 PM at SunLife Stadium.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.SunLifeStadium.com

Beautiful weather year-round, top-notch professional teams and countless outdoor activities, like the 7th Annual Miami International Agriculture & Cattle Show, make Greater Miami and the Beaches a premier sports and events destination.  This year’s Cattle Show will take place April 11-13 at Tropical Park where cattle breeders from North America, South America and around the world will meet during this show. For more information visit MiamiCattleShow.org

With special offers and discounts distinguishing Miami Sports Month, April has become the perfect time to get moving!  Check out the Miami Sports Month website, www.MiamiSportsMonth.com for more details. 

Participants this year include:

  • Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables
  • Briar Bay Golf Course
  • Country Club of Miami
  • Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne
  • FIU Athletics
  • Greynolds Golf Course
  • Killian Greens Golf Club
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Lucky Strike
  • Miami Beach Golf Club
  • Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures
  • Miami Marlins
  • Normandy Shores Golf Course
  • Orange Bowl Committee
  • Palmetto Golf Course
  • Sailboards Miami
  • Shula’s Golf Club
  • Turnberry Isles Miami

“We’re proud to kick-off the first annual Miami Sports Month,” said William D. Talbert III, CDME, president and CEO of the GMCVB.  “Miami is among the top sports destinations in the world offering residents and visitors who enjoy an active lifestyle and vacation with world-class recreational facilities.  Now visitors who travel here for our amazing weather can enjoy special offers for their favorite sports activity during the month of April.”

Miami Sports Month is part of the GMCVB’s popular Temptations Program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Other programs include Miami Cruise Month, Miami Romance Month, Shop Miami Month, Miami Museum Month, Miami Film Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Spice, Miami Attractions Month, and Miami Live Month.  For more information on the Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com.

About the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000.  Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Greater Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.  

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