Pack your bags, football fans and foodies! John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival, presented by the University of Miami Health System, and Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa’s continued partnership is offering its Weekend Getaway Package. The exclusive package is filled with an array of benefits from Gridiron Grill-Off admission tickets to a one-of-a-kind hotel stay.
Travel and sport enthusiasts alike will be pleased with The Gridiron Grill-Off Weekend Getaway Package, which includes an ultra-relaxing stay at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, as well as two general admission tickets to the Gridiron Grill-Off and a complimentary shuttle to and from the event location. While at the resort, located just two miles from the outdoor event, guests can enjoy a daily complimentary buffet-style breakfast for two at in the Resort’s on-site restaurant. This prime package starts at $234/night*, plus tax. Guests are invited to make their reservation online and applying the promo code “WKD.”
“This travel and football infused culinary experience has gained great success thanks to our long-standing union with the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa," said John Offerdahl, event founder and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker. “We are excited to once again share this exclusive hotel package for our travelers from coast to coast.”
The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is a serene destination featuring premier guest room amenities with private balconies and picturesque ocean views. Beyond the luxury of the hotel rooms, guests can indulge in world-class services at SiSpa, relax by the outdoor pool, and enjoy delectable seafood and American cuisine in the Resort’s on-site restaurant. This oasis is only steps away from area shops, dining and entertainment.
John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, November 11 from 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre (1801 NE 6th St, Pompano Beach, FL). The eighth annual all-inclusive culinary competition for charity will team up legendary Miami Dolphins players and South Florida’s finest chefs to fire up the grill and serve delectable dishes paired with wine and signature cocktails. Event attendees will also engage in live music, a silent auction, the Average Joes vs. Football Pros cornhole tournament at the Toyota Festival Stage, Tito’s Vodka Tailgate Zone and more.
One hundred percent of event net proceeds will benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation. Advanced ticket sales at a reduced rate are available for $85 for general admission and $125 for VIP now through October 1. VIP tickets grant guests one-hour early entry, special access to the Hospitality Suite and giveaways. Attendees pay one price to sample unlimited food and beverages at each tent. To find out more and to purchase all-inclusive general admission and VIP admission tickets, visit www.gridirongrilloff.com.
About John Offerdahl
John Offerdahl is a five-time All-Pro Miami Dolphins Linebacker who was added to the Dolphin’s Ring of Honor in October 2013 along with the 1972 undefeated team and 24 other players. As a successful businessman and philanthropist, John Offerdahl created the Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival in 2010 to integrate his love for grilling and football with his passion for helping kids in crisis. For more than a decade, John has operated the ever-popular Offerdahl’s Cafe Grill, a quick-casual restaurant specializing in just-grilled steak, chicken, salmon and shrimp on salads, sandwiches and entrees topped with John’s signature dressings and sauces. John and his wife, Lynn, give back to the community through the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation.
About Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation
Established in 2012 by John and Lynn Offerdahl, Offerdahl's Hand-Off Foundation (OHOF) helps "Feed the Needs of Those in Crisis" in partnership with business, governmental, civic and faith-based organizations. True to its mission to help the most vulnerable, the organization now spearheads John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food and Wine Festival which has consistently raised funds to aid foster care and homeless agencies across South Florida. In recent years, OHOF has expanded its model of giving to generate a greater community impact through the creation of its Home Team Advantage Restorative Housing program. Its sole purpose is to help individuals who are seeking relational restoration and homeownership victory.
About the University of Miami Health System
The University of Miami Health System delivers transformational patient care by the region’s most comprehensive team of doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. As South Florida’s only academic-based health care system, UHealth is a vital component of the community.
UHealth combines a superior approach to patient care, with research, education and academic excellence to create a personalized health care delivery system that is unparalleled, treating patients as individuals and guiding them uniquely through their health care journey. Within the UHealth system, patients can participate in clinical trials and benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the laboratory to the bedside.
UHealth’s comprehensive network includes three hospitals, more than one dozen outpatient facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties, with more than 1,200 physicians and scientists. Its flagship facility, The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, opened December 2016 in Coral Gables, marks a new era in health care delivery that brings together the expertise of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the University of Miami Health System Sports Medicine Institute and many other specialty services.
About Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is a boutique-style resort that caters to leisure and business travelers alike with the simple pleasures of Florida beach living. It is set on the oceanfront in Pompano Beach, a city ripe for discovery and recently named one of the top 10 “up-and-coming” U.S. destinations by TripAdvisor. Guests of Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach enjoy fresh local fare and speakeasy-style drinks at McCoy’s Oceanfront, sea-inspired treatments at SiSpa, poolside relaxation and beach access with water sports. Private balconies with Atlantic views are afforded to all of its generously appointed 194 guest rooms and 25 suites. Operated by Urgo Hotels and Resorts under license from Marriott International, Inc. or one of its affiliates. Learn more at www.pompanomarriott.com or connect online via Facebook and Twitter.
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