EDI Quarterly Newsletter: January 2019 Issue


January 2019 Issue


Veterans Alternative Copperhead 5K

To kick off the 2019 Valspar Championship’s exciting week of tournament events at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, runners and walkers from around Tampa Bay will have the opportunity to participate in the Veterans Alternative Copperhead 5K. The race will be held on St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 4 PM and will incorporate a scenic route through the tournament’s iconic Copperhead Course, finishing with a post-race party, featuring green beer and Marco's Pizza, at the Benchmark Snake Pit Club on the 17th green.

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Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track

The 7th Annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track is set for Friday, March 8, 2019. Online registration is now open for runners and walkers at gpstpete5k.com to “race on track.” The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, organizers of the annual 5K run and walk event held on portions of the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit in downtown, and Modern Business Associates (MBA) are also proud to continue their support for the Police Athletic League (PAL) of St. Petersburg. For the third year, the event’s proceeds will be donated to PAL for its numerous programs serving local children and teenagers. MBA has served as a sponsor of the 5K Run since 2014.

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Under the Lights Flag Football National Tournament

Under the Lights Flag Football hosted its second national championship tournament, the first-ever tournament for its fall league, at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida on January 4-5, 2019. The two-day tournament featured 48 invited league champions from across the United States and Canada spanning four divisions, K-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade.

Under the Lights contracts EDI to manage their national social media accounts and create promotional content. Check out the recap video from the tournament weekend below.

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9th Annual Joy of Giving

For the first time in the event's history, The Bullard Family Foundation contracted EDI to manage event operations for the 9th Annual Joy of Giving hosted by WWE Superstar, Titus O'Neil. The event, held outside of Raymond James Stadium, seeks to unite the Tampa Bay community by providing the most vulneratble children and their families a day of Christmas celebration filled with fun, food, gifts and access to life transforming resources.

With the help of several community partners and more than 1,200 volunteers, Joy of Giving provided approximately 15,000 gifts and served more than 18,000 meals. Event entertainment included inflatables, local music groups, and special performances by five-time Grammy Award winning artist, Yolanda Adams, and Grammy Award nominee, Desiigner.




2018 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl and Events

For the first time in Bowl history, the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl crossed the bridge and moved from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in December 2018. The Event Development Institute was solicited to assist with the planning and management of several of the Bowl Game’s ancillary events, including the Beach Invasion at Treasure Island Beach, The OnBikes Player Build day at Curtis Hixon Park, the VIP Welcome Reception at the Florida Aquarium and the Fan Invasion at Raymond James Stadium. Through the partnership, EDI was able to help grow the existing events and start tradition through the introduction of event initiatives.

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