SoJo Event Management, in conjunction with the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, announce the newly reformatted Battle of the Beauties event in celebration of the Pro Bowl’s return to South Florida.
Battle of the Beauties, originally held in 2007 as part of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee’s Super Celebration Series, was named Beauties on the Beach and was a team competition. However, when the Miami Dolphin’s Cheerleaders were asked to host an event for Pro Bowl featuring 26 NFL Cheerleaders – Battle of the Beauties was an easy choice.
“Battle of the Beauties is more than just an event to us, it is a way for us to showcase the athletic abilities of these talented women from across the League,” said Emily Newton, Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Coordinator. “We knew this event would be the best way for the Cheerleaders from around to League to show South Florida, and the visiting fans just how tough and competitive they are. Plus, the women who participated in the event before enjoyed themselves and the family-friendly atmosphere that Soulan (Johnson) had created.”
Battle of the Beauties for 2010 features 26 NFL Pro Bowl cheerleaders in an AFC vs. NFC athletic competition. The two teams will compete in tug-of-war, beach volleyball, flag football, and an obstacle course created by the Miami-Dade and Broward county Fire Departments. In addition, the cheerleaders will perform two dance routines. As an added feature, AFC and NFC cheerleaders will also be signing autographs and taking pictures with the fans. Several current and former NFL Players will also be at the event serving as celebrity judges, emcees, referees and much more. In addition, mascots from NFL teams will also “participate” in various aspects of the competition and be on hand for pictures with the children.
Ocean Manor Resort Hotel, 4040 Galt Ocean Drive in Fort Lauderdale, is the primary venue for both events. Battle of the Beauties is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will take over the entire pool, tiki bar and private beach area of the hotel. The VIP Gala is from 7 p.m. to midnight and will be held in four of the hotel’s luxury rooftop penthouse suites, which are highlighted by spectacular views of the ocean and a wrap-around deck.
“We know South Florida has a lot to offer visitors, but we also wanted to remind the residents how lucky they are to live in such an amazing tropical location, therefore Ocean Manor Resort Hotel really gave us the best opportunity to host both events,” said Soulan Johnson, event creator and owner of SoJo Event Management.
Tickets to the event are available via www.battleofthebeauties.net and are set at $10 for general admission to Battle of the Beauties and $50 for admission to the VIP Gala. Following the events, a portion of the proceeds will be split among four local charities: Dwight Stephenson Foundation, Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, PlayMaker Charities and Foundation, Inc. and SOS Children’s Village.
Although Battle of the Beauties is primarily based around the competition on the sand, cheerleaders will be available for autograph signings, as will current and retired NFL players. Athletes attending include: Akin Ayodele, Donnell Bennett, Ronnie Brown, Troy Drayton, Anthony Fasano, Doug Flutie, James Pruitt, Andre Rison, Dennis Rodman, Dwight Stephenson and
Date: Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, two days before the Pro Bowl in South Florida
Time: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Ocean Manor Resort Hotel, located at 4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308