Eats Beats And Cleats Kicks Off Super Bowl Weekend 2/4/10


WHAT: Eats Beats and Cleats four-day Festival kicks off Thursday Night with a star-studded ribbon cutting, followed by Dancing for The NFL Stars featuring fan favorites Emmit Smith and Evander Holyfield. The party continues for VIP’s and VIP All Access Weekend Passport holders at The Ritz Carlton, South Beach. There, fans will have the chance to mix and mingle with NFL greats, sip on Bacardi cocktails and enjoy Rocky Patel Cigars. The U.S. Sports Film Festival will begin screening football themed films at Colony Theater Thursday night as well. The series of films will kick off with a special screening of ESPN Films’ critically acclaimed “The U.” The film’s director Billy Corben and producer Alfred Spellman will be featured as screening panel guests after.

WHO: Emmit Smith, Evander Holyfield, Mike Ditka, Doug Flutie, Barry Sanders, Tony Dorsett, Emmitt Smith, Calvin Pace, Vontae Davis, Jarvis Green, Daniel Wilcox, Isaac Keys, Alfred Spellman, Billy Corben

WHEN: 6pm: Festival Opening Ceremonies and Ribbon Cutting
7pm: Dancing FOR the NFL Stars – AirTran Airways Platform
9pm: VIP Kick-Off Players Party – Ritz Carlton (Passport Holders Only)

WHERE: Lincoln Road Mall (Between 16th & 17th Street; Miami Beach, FL 33139)
AirTran Platform Lincoln Road and Euclid Avenue
Colony Theater 1040 Lincoln Road
Ritz-Carlton South Beach 1 Lincoln Road

About Eats Beats and Cleats: The Eats Beats Cleats Gridiron Festival will deliver over 75 current and former NFL All Stars and other sports legends to Lincoln Road for exciting once in a lifetime fan experiences and VIP events. The four-day festival is presented by Comcast and sponsored by Lincoln Mercury, LandShark Lager, AirTran Airways, Bacardi, Gallo Wines, Coca Cola, Cundy Insurance, Miami magazine and Lincoln Financial Radio. Weekend and daily passports are available ($350-85) by going to Certain Proceeds from all Festival Passports will go to The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF), a non-stock, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing financial grants and ‘pro bono’ medical assistance to retired NFL players in dire need.

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