Congratulations, you’ve scored the golden ticket and you’re Super Bowl XLVIII bound! Going with NFL On Location and QuintEvents means you’ll be plenty busy with, not just the game but, amazing pre-game VIP hospitality (optional post-game hospitality), NFL player and cheerleader meet and greets and attending several optional Super Bowl pre- and post- game parties.
One of the best parts about this historic Super Bowl is that it’s being co-hosted by New York and New Jersey, which means that for the first time ever New York City will be the featured metropolis for NFL fans to explore. So whether you’re a NYC native or this is your first visit to the Big Apple we’ve put together a list of some of the best things to do while you’re in town for Super Bowl XLVIII.
You’d be surprised how many native New Yorkers never do the things that folks coming in for a short visit do. Check out our list of three MUST DO tourist items:
1. Visit the Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty
One of the most famed sites in all of the USA this is a must visit, as families can see if any of their relatives arrived through Ellis Island. Similarly visit the Statue of Liberty where you can get a breath taking view from the crown or pedestal of lady liberty (fees associated with this landmark).
2. Rockefeller Center
This popular attraction features dining, shopping and tons of other attractions including the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the Rink at Rockefeller Center. This center tends to get very busy during the holidays and will be busy during Super Bowl XLVIII so get there early to enjoy all the amenities.
3. Bus Tour
There are more than a few bus tours in NYC but it’s an excellent way to take in many of the sights of the city, especially if you’re only in town for a short visit.
Eat Something Delicious
NYC is famous for so many reasons, and one of them is it’s wide variety and volume of food choices. Whatever your palette desires, can be found in New York.
1. Michelin restaurants
Some of the best rated restaurants in the world call NYC their home, so if you’re looking for an exquisite meal check out some of these world-classed Michelin restaurants to get your foodie fix.
2. Little Italy
Little Italy is more of an experience than just a great place to eat. With many options for authentic Italian cuisine you can’t go wrong in this area of NYC.
See what all the hype is about for yourself, try a slice of New York pizza at one of the millions (there may actually be more) pizzerias. You can thank us later.
1. Canal Street
This NYC staple is full of street vendors and open-air stores where you can grab everything from a bite to eat to clothing and accessories. Canal Street is famed for its counterfeit items and many visitors go for the experience more than the actual merchandise.
2. Fifth Avenue
Shoppaholics rejoice! In contrast to the cheaper and many times counterfeit items of Canal Street, Fifth Avenue is often ranked as one of the priciest streets for commerce in the world. This famous street features luxury boutiques, department stores and favorites such as Best Buy, the Apple Store and the largest Build-A-Bear Workshop in the world.
Art, History, Culture
We could come up with pages and pages of NYC attractions, landmarks and museums, but instead we selected a few of our favorites and what we consider must-sees while in the city.
1. MOMA, Museum of Natural History, The Met, The Guggenheim
All of these museums are famous for their exhibitions and are frequently featured in movies, magazines and online. With such a wide selection, make some time in your trip to visit at least one.
2. The Bronx Zoo and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Referred to as the concrete jungle, tourists may be surprised to see these havens of nature located throughout NYC. The Bronx features the famous Bronx Zoo and head over to Brooklyn to glimpse the sprawling Botanical Gardens.
Still Don’t Have Your Tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII?
It’s not too late! NFL On Location and QuintEvents have your Official Super Bowl XLVIII Ticket packages right now.
These packages offer guaranteed, direct from the NFL tickets, VIP hospitality access before the big game where you can dine on gourmet food and beverage selections, meet and greet NFL players and cheerleaders and discover tons of interactive experiences. Additionally packages offer guests their own dedicated security entrances, no hassle transportation, optional accommodations and so much more.
Book your package and start planning your ultimate NYC Super Bowl XLVIII bucket list trip.
The NBA All-Star Game is notorious for drawing in big names in the celebrity realm. Legendary athletes, Hollywood stars, music and fashion icons alike can all be spotted during All-Star weekend. For most, meeting them is extremely unlikely… unless you have exclusive access through NBA-Events!
We’ve already told you that NBA Legend, Darryl Dawkins, is making an appearance at All-Star – but who’s next? None other than “The Human Highlight Film,” Dominique Wilkins!
Fast Facts About Dominique Wilkins
• Nicknamed “The Human Highlight Film”
• Played with the Atlanta Hawks for 11 seasons
• Also played for the Clippers, Celtics, Spurs and Magic
• Won the NBA scoring title in 1986, with an average of 30.3 points per game
• Set the NBA record for free throws with 23 in one game
• Scored 26,668 points in his career
• Averaged at least 25 points per game in 10 consecutive seasons – one of only 6 players in the NBA to achieve this
• Played on nine consecutive NBA All-Star teams
• Won the Slam-Dunk Contest twice
Dominique Wilkins made a name for himself upon entering the NBA. During his junior year at the University of Georgia, he was drafted to the Utah Jazz in the third round. After refusing to sign with the Jazz, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks where he remained for 11 seasons.
Wilkins continued to develop as a player with the Hawks, where he set many of the NBA records mentioned above. Nicknamed “The Human Highlight Film,” he was known for an abundance of awe-inspiring, spectacular plays, including some unforgettable dunks!
Just like his conference play, Wilkins’ performances in his nine NBA All-Star games didn’t disappoint. One of his most memorable performances was in the 1988 All-Star game, where he scored 29 points in 30 minutes!
Wilkins' was also a sight to watch in the Slam Dunk Contest. He participated in five contests, winning two. His most epic victory was in 1985, against Michael Jordan where he won, 147-136. Wilkins and Jordan had a rematch at the Chicago All-Star Weekend in 1988, but Jordan just barely prevailed this time, winning 147 to 145.
Wilkins final appearance and second victory in the Slam Dunk Contest was in 1990, when he faced several promising new players such as Scottie Pippen, Shawn Kemp and Kenny Smith. He beat Kenny Smith in the finals, 146 to 145.
Meet Dominique Wilkins at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game
Maybe you were lucky enough to catch one of Wilkins highlight-worthy games, but if not, the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is here -- Your chance to meet Domnique Wilkins in person!
With QuintEvents and NBA-Events Official 2014 NBA All-Star Ticket Packages, you can have an exclusive meet and greet with the Human Highlight Film himself!
Since these Official Ticket Packages are direct from the NBA, you’ll receive additional VIP treatment, such as access to an exclusive hospitality venue, additional celebrity meet and greets, gift bags, transportation to and from the arena, luxurious accommodations in New Orleans, and much more!
Plan your trip to the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend and secure your chance to meet Dominique Wilkins today!
What was your favorite Dominique Wilkins All-Star moment?
One thing that I really appreciate about the holidays is the refocusing of interest on people. It’s a time to get together with people you love and celebrate that love. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life we forget about the little things, but here at QuintEvents we try to always keep people—whether it’s our employees, clients or families—at the center of what makes our company great.
It’s been a wonderful year at our organization and we are all thankful for having a great place to work. With Thanksgiving upon us, we asked our employees to tell us what they are thankful for. Their responses may (or may not) surprise you, but they will definitely bring a smile to your face. Enjoy!
“The opportunity to spend time with my entire family, for the first time in a while over our time off, and my father’s health.”
-Steve Ellis, Sales Executive
“I’m thankful for my wonderful family, great friends, amazing fiancé and our dog Marley. I’m also thankful for all the blessings I’ve received this year from an amazing job and new home to mine and my loved ones good health and happiness.”
-Niala Samnarine, Inbound Marketing Coordinator
“I am thankful for EVERYTHING!”
-Anthony Flint, Sales Executive
“I am thankful for my beautiful wife and our new life together! I am also thankful for a wonderful place to work and all the new friendships that I have developed here at Quint! “
-Matt Callan, Sales Executive
“I am thankful for my family!”
-Lindsay Hunt, Senior Designer
“This year I am most thankful for my family, friends and wonderful fiancé. I am also thankful for hot coffee, fall weather, and my new house that I now call home.”
-Ann Stenson, Account Manager
“Because my lifestyle can be pretty active, I am thankful for my good health. Because it is hard to find work as a designer, and even harder to find a gig that you can grow and hone your skills in, I am thankful for my job.”
-Mark Anthony Rhodes, Marketing Design & Development
“I’m thankful for my family, friends and my puppy, Bella!”
-Jaclyn Harris, Junior Inbound Marketing Coordinator
“I’m thankful for mine and my family’s health and the chance to unite two families this Thanksgiving. “
-Ben Kuhl, Senior Events Coordinator
I am thankful for the seasons. I grew up in northern PA and was use to a lot of weather changes… and A LOT of SNOW! I’m so thankful I can visit home for the holidays to be back in my seasonal comfort zone and with my family.
-Tiffany Doolitte, Business Development Manager
“My grandfather always told my father and later myself to “Make memories” with our family as opposed to accumulating “stuff.” I’m thankful for a job where I can help make memories for people from all over the globe!”
-Collin Baker, Sales Executive
"I am thankful for my amazing team, my supportive family (and newlywed husband), my awesome cats (woop!) and being a part of a company that is so unique and makes memories for people that last a lifetime!"
-Lara Carson, VP of Marketing
“I am thankful for happiness. Life throws curves all the time, but when we find a happy time it is a lot to be thankful for!”
-Kim Lankford, VP of Event Operations
“1.That I am a Christian. 2. That I have the best wife and daughter in the world. 3. That I am an American and live in the greatest country in the world. 4. That I have the greatest employees in the world!”
- Brian Learst, CEO
We hope everyone has a safe, food-filled, and very Happy Thanksgiving!
**Leave a comment below and tell us what you're thankful for, to enter for a chance to win a special thanksgiving gift from us!**
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you’re celebrating the holidays or not, November through January usually elicits feelings of holiday warmth and cheer. It’s hard not to when everyone’s in the spirit of charity, giving and reflection. The same is true in organizations.
Many managers and owners wait until the end of the year to look back and see how their staff has contributed to the organization and try to find the perfect gift to thank employees for their dedication, hard work and loyalty.
The task is difficult, especially when you have employees that go the extra mile and perform above and beyond—what do you get those special employees? We’ve got the perfect gift!
What They Don’t Want
While the old saying “It’s the thought that counts” generally holds true, around the holidays hardworking employees would much rather have a reward for going the extra mile and if given the right reward, it has the added bonus of encouraging them to keep up their hard work into next year. In certain cases some gifts are better than others and then some are plain old bad.
CBS News has been doing an almost annual review of the worst holiday gifts employees have received, here are some personal favorites:
“…we had an employee gift exchange and my boss gave a picture of himself
and a few rolls of toilet paper in a nicely wrapped box.”
“At the annual Christmas luncheon my boss presented me with a Christmas
present....which was a coffee mug. When I got back to the office, I had a bill on my
chair for the cost of the Christmas luncheon and the mug.”
These are obviously extreme cases, but they still highlight an important point. Just because you spend money on something doesn’t mean you’re spending it the right way.
The Ultimate Employee Holiday Gift
Imagine this: you’re an employee at a huge company where all year long you come in early and work late, have visibly increased profits, made an impact with your coworkers or truly exemplified your organization’s culture and as a reward your boss gives you a trip to Hawaii. ::Insert Jaw Drop Here::
Can you imagine how you would feel about your company? The amount of pride in yourself for being singled out (or even chosen as a part of a select group) to receive such an amazing bonus for all of your hard work?
Studies have shown that while employees may state that they would prefer cash bonuses, they statistically work harder for non cash incentives. Similar studies also show that when giving ‘experiences’ such as travel incentives or event incentives, there’s a greater impact on the employee and longer lasting effects of the reward.
Because employees will look forward to and talk about the experience before it happens, be a part of it while it is happening, and discuss it long after it is over, the impact and return on travel incentives and experience rewards make the ultimate employee holiday gift.
Back to Hawaii
It’s actually easier than you would think to take your employees on a trip of this nature. One example is with the annual NFL Pro Bowl. This particular trip has everything an employer and employee could dream of.
For employers, it takes the hassle out of planning with everything from tickets, parties, accommodation and transportation taken care of. As an added bonus, because the packages are bundled direct from the NFL the tickets are guaranteed to the game AND the price is lower than trying to piece together these elements on your own.
For employees, it’s the ultimate reward. A beautiful destination, gorgeous weather, a coveted bucket list experience to see the best of the best in the NFL, as well as exclusive extras such as player and cheerleader meet and greets and behind the scenes access to parties and player practices.
It’s the reward that they will remember for the rest of their lives and the ultimate holiday gift for employees.
The leaves are changing, there’s a chill in the air, and it’s that special time of year: open season on NBA All-Star ballots! This past Friday, the NBA unveiled the ballot for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans.
Fans and nominated players alike will be thrilled to learn about the variety of ways in which the NBA is encouraging people to vote, as well as the decision to stick to the 2013 format of backcourt/frontcourt player denominations. As if fans needed anymore of a reason to vote, the NBA is offering a chance to win a trip to NBA All-Star Game 2014!
Who’s on the Ballot?
So you can’t pick just anyone, (well you can, as long as they’re on the ballot), but what I mean is you can’t just pick five centers, or all guards. The format for voting is that each fan must choose three front court players from each conference, and two guards from each conference. For math whizzes out there that’s a total of 10 players, five starters from each team.
The ballot has 24 backcourt and 36 frontcourt players from each (Eastern and Western) conference (120 total) and every NBA team has been represented with at least three players on the ballot.
NBA All-Star Game’s 2014 ballot features many familiar names including perennial all-stars Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Steve Nash, Paul Pierce, and Carmelo Anthony among others. With the voting for starters historically coming down to the wire, there’s no telling who will make the starting roster at the 2014 game.
How to Vote
The NBA is making it easier than ever for fans to cast their votes, and are really encouraging multiple voting for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. There are currently six different ways to place your vote:
1. Mobile App
The NBA’s mobile app NBA Game Time App, or NBA Game Time from Sprint App.
2.3 4. #NBABallot
Get on your preferred social network of choice: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or all three and vote daily. Across all networks fans can vote on each for 10 unique players daily.
Facebook: fans can comment on an official league, team or international NBA All-Star Facebook Page by commenting below the post with the hashtag and the player’s first and last name.
Twitter: the tweet should include the hashtag along with the player’s first and last name.
Instagram: fans must post an original picture along with the player’s first name, last name and hashtag in the photo caption.
One of the most traditional ways to cast your ballot is via the NBA’s official NBA All-Star Game 2014 voting site (complete with countdown—62 days left from the day this article is written!) Fans simply have to create an account or sign in with their NBA account information and they can vote once daily for their 10 starters.
6. Text it in
Simply text the player’s last name to MYNBA (69622) to cast your vote. Easy!
See the Starters in Person
Starters will be announced live on Jan. 23rd so it’s not too early to begin voting. It’s also not too early to reserve your seat at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. February is right around the corner and getting access to this highly anticipated weekend will be harder than you can imagine.
Let QuintEvents and NBA-Events help you get there. With our Official NBA All-Star Game 2014 Ticket Packages we offer guaranteed, direct from the NBA tickets, access to exclusive hospitality venues, opportunities to meet NBA players and legends, access to all of the events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, optional transportation and accommodations and even behind the scenes access such as post game on-court experiences and more. This is a bucket list experience that you can’t get with just an NBA All-Star Game ticket.
Which nominee do you hope to see earn a starting spot at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game? Which returning all-star do you think will make it back again? What would be your dream matchup at next year’s game? Let us know in the comments below!
Home to the Masters®, Augusta National Golf Club has proved to be prime real estate in golf history. Each year, only the best of the best receive invitations to make the trip to Augusta, Georgia, to play for the title and the Masters® Green Jacket.
With so many golf veterans and young pros competing in the same place, the Masters® never disappoints in bringing forth historical, awe-inspiring moments. To get you excited for the 2014 Masters this April, we’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be the top 5 Masters® moments of all time!
5. Tiger Woods – 2005
In the 2005 Masters match-up between Tiger Woods and Chris DiMarco, Woods trailed by six strokes entering the third round. Reaching the 16th hole on Sunday, he was off the green after his tee shot. Woods aimed well away from the pin as he struck his chip and the crowds froze as they watched the ball glide towards the hole.
As it moved down the slope, it stopped for a split second at the hole before falling in and the crowds went wild! This allowed Woods to force a playoff, bringing him to victory on his first hole. He was awarded his fourth Green Jacket.
4. Phil Mickelson – 2004
Until his 2004 Masters performance, Phil Mickelson was labeled “the golfer who couldn’t finish a major.” With a history of losing leads, Mickelson set a new name for himself, winning the tournament on an 18-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole.
The putt made Mickelson the fourth golfer in Masters history to win the tournament with a birdie on the last hole.
3. Gene Sarazen – 1935
Have you heard of “the shot heard ‘round the world?” Gene Sarazen was behind by three strokes and changed his fate with one of the greatest shots in Masters history. He recorded a double-eagle on the 15th hole in the final round on a 235-yard shot.
With the shot bringing him back in the tournament, he remained neck-and-neck with his competitor, Craig Wood. Tied after 72 holes, the two were forced into a 36-hole playoff, where Sarazen defeated Wood by five strokes, making him the second ever Masters champion.
2. Tiger Woods – 1997
At 21-years-old, Tiger Woods set the record for being the youngest golfer to win the Masters! But that wasn’t the only record he set in this tournament. Woods finished 18-under par, shooting a final round 69 to complete 72 holes at 270. This set the record for the widest margin of victory in the Masters, finishing 12 shots ahead of second place finisher, Tom Kite.
Woods also beat the tournament scoring record this year, previously held by Raymond Floyd and Jack Nicklaus.
1. Jack Nicklaus – 1986
At 46-years-old, Jack Nicklaus became the oldest winner of the Masters, securing his sixth Green Jacket. In 1986, Nicklaus entered the final round trailing his competitor, Greg Norman, by four strokes. However, he was also behind Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Price and Tom Kite on the leaderboard.
On the back nine, Nicklaus shot a 30 which included an eagle-birdie-birdie streak that began on Hole 15. From this point forward, he didn’t release the lead, bringing him his sixth and final Masters victory.
Other Notable Performances
• Greg Norman – 1996
• Gary Player - 1961
• Larry Mize – 1987
• Nick Faldo – 1996
• Arnold Palmer – 1958
Go to the Masters®
The Masters® never fails to excite fans with phenomenal shots and legendary performances. With QuintEvents’ ticket packages you can be there to see it in person this year! With exclusive inclusions, insider extras and luxurious hospitality right outside Augusta National, we have the backdrop in place to make your Masters experience unforgettable!
Find out how you can have the experience of a lifetime at the 2014 Masters tournament!
Do you agree with our list above? What performances would you have on your top 5 Masters® moments?
On October 11, 2011 at the NFL Fall Owners Meeting in Houston it was decided that Glendale Arizona would be the 2015 Super Bowl host with the game scheduled to play at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
The Decision: Super Bowl XLIX
Initially it was announced that Super Bowl XLIX would be held in Kansas City, Missouri. This decision was pending the passage of two county taxes. After the second tax did not pass, the request to have the game in Kansas City was withdrawn.
Once Kansas City withdrew, Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida), Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida) and University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Arizona) submitted their bids to be selected as the host city and stadium for Super Bowl XLIX.
As we found out in late 2011, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ was selected for the honor.
10 Fun Facts
- This will be the third Super Bowl hosted in the Phoenix area
- University of Phoenix Stadium will be hosting its 2nd Super Bowl (XLII, 2008)
- The average high in February in Glendale is 70° F and the average low is 45° F
- The last Super Bowl held in Glendale was hailed as one of the greatest upsets in sports history (New York Giants defeated New England Patriots to end the team’s perfect season)
- The temperature at Super Bowl XLII was a high of 63° F and a low of 45° F
- The stadium seats 63,400 fans, but can expand to accommodate 72,200
- At Super Bowl XLII attendance was 71,101
- The stadium’s shape is modeled loosely after a barrel cactus
- University of Phoenix Stadium was previously known as Cardinals Stadium
- The stadium was opened in 2006
Super Bowl XLVIII
After the announcement that MetLife Stadium and New York/New Jersey would co-host the 2014 Super Bowl, excitement built quickly around this history making game. As the first cold-weathered city to host an open stadium Super Bowl, many fans wanted to be part of the action.
Typically wherever the Super Bowl goes excitement, a large influx of visitors and fans and a boost to that city’s local economy follows. As NYC gears up for one of the biggest sports weekends the city has ever hosted, fans may find themselves in somewhat of a dash to the finish to secure tickets, hotel and transportation for this epic weekend.
With QuintEvents, we take the hassle and worry out of planning for this bucket list championship game. Official Super Bowl XLVIII Ticket Packages are currently on sale and offer the peace of mind of direct from the NFL tickets, exclusive hospitality venues, player meet & greets, souvenir items, many other insider extras and optional hotel and transportation accommodations.
Super Bowl XLIX
For those fans and visitors who are unable to cross that bucket list item off in 2014 or would like to become perennial Super Bowl attendees, the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX offers just that opportunity. Sign up early to be notified when Official Super Bowl XLIX Ticket Packages are released.
As always, with QuintEvents these packages come with add ons that you simply cannot get with just a Super Bowl Ticket. Official Super Bowl Ticket Packages historically come with not only a direct from the NFL, guaranteed ticket to the game, but tons of extras such as access to exclusive and luxurious hospitality venues, the opportunity to meet NFL players and cheerleaders, gourmet food and drink selection pre- and post-game, exclusive post-game on-field photo opps, accommodations and much, more.
If you can’t make it to historical Super Bowl XLVIII or plan to be a part of the Never Miss a Super Bowl Club, get information on Super Bowl XLIX to make your bucket list dreams a reality.
So you want to go to The Masters® tournament at Augusta National this year. Sounds like you’ve got some big decisions at hand. You’ll have to decide if you want to attend the Practice Rounds, Tournament Rounds or both, how you’re going to get to the course, where you’re going to stay, and what you’re going to do throughout the weekend. Like I said, big decisions.
However, you probably haven’t thought about your biggest decision yet – whether you’re going to get a Masters® ticket or ticket package with hospitality to these rounds. After all, this decision will vitally impact the rest of your decisions to come.
Now your wheels are turning. You’re thinking: “What’s a ticket package?!” “What’s hospitality?!” “Is it a better deal?!” “Do I need it?!”
The answer? Yes, yes, yes, and YES!
A Masters® ticket only grants you access to one day of the tournament with no inclusions and no extras. So instead of just spending money on your ticket, you end up spending money on food, beverages, parking and anything else you desire at the course, plus your hotel and activities in Augusta during your stay.
A Masters® ticket package comes at one price and it includes everything I mentioned above! Check out these three reasons why Masters® ticket packages with hospitality are going to change your experience!
1. Inclusions inside The Lodge hospitality area
The Lodge hospitality area is a 14,000 square foot venue exclusive for those with Masters® ticket packages. When you arrive to The Lodge, located right outside the main entrance to Augusta National, a valet service will park your car, removing the hassle of parking. Once inside the venue, you’ll be greeted by a receptionist who will assist you with check-in, keeping with the exclusivity of The Lodge.
When you walk in, you’ll find plasma screen televisions broadcasting the tournament activities, private outdoor patios and verandas where you can relax, full complimentary breakfast and lunch buffets, and a premium open bar.
There will also be a cocktail hour featuring heavy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres in the afternoon.
2. A luxurious escape and meeting place
Days at The Masters® are long, with different golfers starting at different times. When you’re attending with a large group or several friends, there’s a good chance you all will want to see different pairs compete, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
The Lodge is a great place for your group to meet-up throughout the day. With the hospitality venue staying open all day long and its close proximity to the entrance of the course, your group can come and go as they please throughout the day to recharge.
And if you purchase a ticket package to more than one day of The Masters®, you’ll have access to The Lodge each of those days!
3. This hospitality venue has everything!
When attending The Masters®, it’s important to remember that electronics are not permitted inside Augusta National during Tournament Rounds. Maybe you have already taken this into consideration, but perhaps you have not.
It’s no secret that many of us are attached to our phones and feel the need to bring them with us. Inside The Lodge, there are private lockers where you can check-in your cell phones, cameras and other electronic devices before heading into Augusta National. This way, when you come back to the hospitality area throughout the day, you can check your messages and emails.
These lockers are even large enough to store your luggage in case you plan on arriving day of or leaving at the end of the day.
If you decide to leave your phone at home, The Lodge has guest access to telephones and fax machines. Plus, if you attend one of the Practice Rounds where you can take pictures of the golfers and the beautiful Augusta National, there are digital photo printers so you can take physical copies of your pictures home with you.
The Lodge hospitality venue has everything to make your trip to The Masters® unforgettable! Combine that with the other great inclusions of a 2014 Masters® ticket package, and you’ll have the experience of a lifetime!
The NBA All-Star Game is a place where fashion, sports, and music collide. Part of the appeal of the weekend is that everyone is on hand to see the best of the best from the NBA compete during this epic sports weekend.
Every once in a while you might even see someone who’s more than a man, more than a myth, maybe even a legend, and NBA Events brings you just that. Making another appearance at 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend will be one of the most dominant centers to ever play the game: NBA Legend, Darryl Dawkins.
• Dawkins was nicknamed “Chocolate Thunder” by Stevie Wonder
• At 18 years and 289 days he was the youngest 76ers player ever
• His career stat line reads: 8,733 points, 4,432 rebounds, 1,032 blocks
• He was drafted out of high school
• Dawkins shattered two backboards in the 1979 season
• He often named his dunks and made up his own nicknames
• After the NBA Dawkins played for a short time with the Harlem Globetrotter
• He also went on to become the head coach for several non-NBA teams
At a towering 6’11” Dawkins entered the NBA as the 5th overall pick in the 1975 Draft with the Philadelphia 76ers. Coming straight out of high school, he played a limited role for the Sixers in his first two seasons to develop his raw skill and talent.
In his 3rd season he found a regular role coming off the bench and averaged a .575 shooting percentage, second in the league that year. The next season he became a starter for the team.
His career highlights include consistently averaging double digit points in all except his first two seasons. He is also known for his powerful dunks including two which shattered the backboard and led to the NBA adoption of breakaway rims.
Dawkins dunks were a crowd favorite and he took to naming them. He also had fun by making up his own nicknames. Some of these self-proclaimed nicknames included: Dr. Dunkenstein and Sir Slam.
His first backboard shattering dunk in 1979 he dubbed, The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam, Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam. He named other dunks as well: the Rim Wrecker, the Go-Rilla, the Look Out Below, the In-Your-Face Disgrace, the Cover Your Head, the Yo-Mama, and the Spine-Chiller Supreme.
If you weren’t lucky enough to witness any of these dunks, through video magic we’re bringing you a compilation of his 20 greatest dunks:
In addition to being a force on the court, Dawkins has a fun personality. He maintains a twitter account where you can catch glimpses of his fun loving ways:
Meet Darryl Dawkins at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game
Not everyone has been fortunate enough to witness Dawkins throw down in game or get a glimpse of his fun-loving personality, but at NBA All-Star Game 2014 you can have an exclusive meet and greet with this NBA Legend.
As part of QuintEvents and NBA-Events Official NBA All-Star 2014 Ticket Packages, you can have a meet and greet with Darryl Dawkins! He was available last year to meet with fans at our exclusive hospitality venue and was one of the best parts of the event.
Our direct-from-the-NBA Official Ticket Packages include everything you need for an epic, VIP experience at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. Packages include access to Friday, Saturday and Sunday events, and loads of extras such as exclusive hospitality events, celebrity meet and greets, gift bags, transportation, accommodations and much more.
The polls are open and the voting has begun!
You can now begin voting on your favorite NFL players to compete in the 2014 Pro Bowl on Jan. 26. With balloting staying open until Dec. 26, you have a little time to cast your vote. However, with the Pro Bowl being “unconferenced” for the first time, meaning no AFC or NFC teams, there are a few changes to the process.
Once all the votes are cast, the four players (two offensive and two defensive players) with the highest amounts of votes will become captains. They will then be joined by two NFL.com fantasy football champions to draft the remaining players for their teams, but not before they bring in the big guns.
Pro Football Hall of Famers, Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders, are brought in to help the team captains and Fantasy Football champions draft their teams.
The consensus votes of the coaches, players and fans are what determine the 2014 Pro Bowl players. The combined votes of each group determine the 88 All-Star players eligible to compete in the game. However, the NFL players and coaches cannot vote until Dec. 23.
The unique thing about this voting process is that the NFL is the only sports league to combine votes between fans, players and coaches!
The 2014 Pro Bowl:Unconferenced is a match you do not want to miss! With teammates playing teammates, this can be anyone’s game!
Pro Bowl Fast Facts
• 2014 will be the NFL’s 64th Pro Bowl
• Merlin Olson (Rams) and Bruce Matthews (Oilers/Titans) have both competed in 14 consecutive Pro Bowls, setting the record for most appearances
• Tom Landry and John Madden have coached the most Pro Bowls (5)
• Joe Klecko is the only player to make the the Pro Bowl in three different positions
• The NFC in 2013 set the record for most points achieved in a game (62)
• The Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts players have won more MVP awards than any other team (5)
• Only two NFC/AFC games have gone into overtime and both have been won by the AFC
• Quarterbacks have won the most MVP awards (16)
• Jeff Blake set the record for the longest completion (93 yards)
• Adrian Peterson and Marshall Faulk are the only rookies to win the Pro Bowls’ MVP Award and Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in the same season
Go to the 2014 Pro Bowl
So maybe you weren’t selected to be one of the two Fantasy Football captains, but you can go to the Pro Bowl! With NFL On Location’s Official 2014 Pro Bowl Ticket Packages, you can make the trip to Hawaii to see your favorite players compete.
Whether you want to attend the Pro Bowl with a couple friends, a large group, a corporate event or plan an incentive trip for your company, Official Ticket Packages can accommodate your needs with block seating ensuring that your whole group is together in great seats!
Not to mention, these ticket packages give you the authentic NFL experience that can’t be matched by anyone! You can get exclusive access to Official NFL parties the night before – the Saturday Night Party and the Block Party on Waikiki – and the NFL Official Pro Bowl Tailgate Party the day of the big game.
At the Tailgate Party, you’ll enjoy access to the VIP tent with delicious local and mainland cuisine from Hawaii’s premiere restaurants. There will also be a complimentary bar stocked with beer, wine and soft drinks. You’ll also get to enjoy live entertainment and meet celebrities!
With Official Pro Bowl Ticket Packages you can also opt in for luxurious accommodations and ground transportation to and from the Aloha Stadium, allowing you to relax and really enjoy your experience!
Get more information and plan your trip to Hawaii for the 2014 Pro Bowl today!