Friday, October 11th

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VAVi Takes Vegas!

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WAKApalooza™ is the largest annual sports and social festival in the world. Taking place each year in Las Vegas, Nevada, WAKApalooza provides a sports and party experience with the most social and friendly coed adults across the country.

WAKApalooza 2019 will be our biggest yet, with new Friday Foam Dodgeball and Sand Volleyball Tournaments, the same great host hotel, and exclusive access to more of the hottest nightclubs and pool parties in Las Vegas, you’ll have more opportunity to play and party than ever before!

The Fun + Games:

Social Sports Tournaments:

  • The WAKApalooza Fun Games Kickball Tournament – Social Kickball Tournament
  • The Kickball Open – Social Kickball Tournament – Kick-Away Rule Set
  • Founders Cup® World Kickball Championship – Competitive Kickball Tournament – Traditional Rule Set
  • Coed Sand Volleyball Open Tournament – Volleyball Tournament For All Levels
  • Coed Foam Dodgeball Open Tournament – Dodgeball Tournament For All Levels
  • Flip Cup Championships – Social Flip Cup Tournament

Exclusive Parties at 1-OAK + More:

Do Vegas the way it was meant to be done! With a WAKApalooza party wristband, you can gain access to exclusive WAKApalooza pool parties and nightclub parties throughout the weekend at some of Vegas’ top hot spots, including Omnia, Rehab, Hakkasan, and more!

Saturday, Oct 5th

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The VAVi 4Sum Beach Volleyball Tournament is returning to PB Beachfest for the fifth annual event! Each year has sold out so make sure to get your team registered right away!

*Note: The team fee covers a four person roster. Additional players added will be charged $38

Tournament Details:

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Challenges in Play:

Losing team may challenge for points off the winning team’s score.

If the winning team accepts then they will create the challenge for the losing team to complete. If the losing team completes the challenge, points are deducted from winning team’s score and the game continues. There is only one challenge per game and no challenges in the single elimination round.
EX: Team must spin in a circle 10 times and immediately begin play – 3pts

Costumes Encouraged!

Prizes will be given to people wearing the most creative costumes

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH

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First 10 team registrations receive $50 off their next VAVi Softball League!

Put your batting skills to the test in this year’s Summer Softball Classic Tournament! Each team is guaranteed four games and tourney champs win over $1000 worth of prizes!

Prizes Include:

  • Champ & Runner Up Shirts
  • Champ & Runner Up Trophies
  • Champ Headbands
  • $1000 worth of Prizes!

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

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 Playoffs for Top 4 Teams
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Del Mar Opening Day with VAVi

Don your best hats and dress to impress at this year’s Del Mar Opening Day! You’re invited to experience the utmost exclusive and fabulous event with VAVi. Celebrate the return of horse racing season and get your ticket to the most sensational festivity of the year at the Del Mar Race Track.  Get ready to be a part of the greatest party in San Diego! Pick up locations will be Backyard PB, Union Gaslamp and Union Encinitas.

Ticket Package Includes:

  • Pre-Party

    Get the party started early: head over to your PB, Downtown or North County select Sponsor Bar for exclusive access to the Del Mar Opening Day with VAVi Pre Party! Enjoy good company, great vibes and some drink specials before your round trip transport picks you up right outside to take you to The Track!

  • Round Trip Bus Transportation

    Your round trip bus transportation will pick you up right outside of your Pre Party! Buses will be fully stocked with beer and other alcohol, plus you can bring your own. All buses will have working AC and stereo system so you can keep the party cool.

  • VIP Entrance

    Once you arrive at The Track – don’t worry about hanging around in lines, waiting to get in. VAVi has your hookup with exclusive VIP access to the race track. Your bus will drop you off right by the VIP entrance so ‘comfortable shoes’ are NOT needed!

  • Access to ‘The Party'

    Not only does your Del Mar Opening Day with VAVi include your ticket to the track, but you also get access to ‘The Party’. VAVi will have it’s own exclusive section for you here which will include additional seating and that all important shade. There will also be additional bars and betting booths in this section!

Opening Day Ticket Package

$78
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  • Regular SOLD OUT 
  • Final Pricing SOLD OUT 
  • Last Call

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Pre Party

Get the party started early: head over to your Backyard PB, Union Gaslamp or Union Encinitas for exclusive access to the Del Mar Opening Day with VAVi Pre Party! Enjoy good company, great vibes and some drink specials before your round trip transport picks you up right outside to take you to The Track!

Round Trip Transportation

Your round trip bus transportation will pick you up right outside of your Pre Party! Buses will be fully stocked with Coors Light, Skrewball Whiskey, CaliFino Tequila. Svedka Vodka and Cutwater Spirits Cocktails plus non-alcoholic drinks. All buses will have working AC and stereo system so you can keep the party cool.

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VIP Entrance

Once you arrive at The Track – don’t worry about hanging around in lines, waiting to get in. VAVi has your hookup with exclusive VIP access to the race track. Your bus will drop you off right by the VIP entrance so ‘comfortable shoes’ are NOT needed!

Access to 'The Party'

Not only does your Del Mar Opening Day with VAVi include your ticket to the track, but you also get access to ‘The Party’. VAVi will have it’s own exclusive section for you here which will include additional seating and that all important shade. There will also be additional bars and betting booths in this section!

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BETTING

Always wanted to bet at the Race Tracks but have no idea how? Check out THIS BLOG to learn how to bet and what your betting options are. You’re welcome 🙂

TAVERN AT THE BEACH • MAY 19TH

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Complimentary drinks, appetizers + more!

VAVi is excited to announce our next Players Party at Tavern at The Beach in PB!

We will be holding your Players Party on May 19th. Join us from 12 – 4pm at Tavern in PB where we’ll be hosting a free (first come first serve) BBQ including complimentary drinks on VAVi plus some fun games. Winning teams take home cool prizes.

 Don’t be left out, RSVP to get your name on the list and secure your spot at the Players Party – space is limited!

All attendees MUST RSVP to get on the list.

Drink Specials:

  • $3 Coors Light
  • $4 Jameson shots
  • $5 Shark Bites (Malibu, Blue Curacao and Grenadine)

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VAVi’s is taking over OMNIA for the Summer Players Party!

Join VAVi on May 18th for an unforgettable night of fun at OMNIA!

VAVi will be taking over OMNIA to offer you an hour of complimentary HOSTED BAR with FREE RSVP! Dress to impress and enjoy your complimentary drinks – exclusively for VAVi Players – from 9:30-10:30pm then stay for the after party with Wild @ Heart.

RSVP now to get on the Guestlist for The Takeover!

Event Name: Atlanta Grilled Cheese Fest

Date: 4/13/19

Time: 11:30am – 6pm

Cost: GA: $28 (avg.) Grilled Cheese Lovers: $40

Activities: Tastings, Live Music, Tailgate Games, Bloody Mary Garden, Kidzone, Community Vendors

Event Producers: Atlanta Sport and Social Club

Number of participants: 4,400

Contact info: Catie@atlantasportandsocialclub.com or Michelle@atlantasportandsocialclub.com

Fun Facts about the Atlanta Grilled Cheese Event

A FOOD FESTIVAL OF DELICIOUS PROPORTIONS The Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival is coming BACK in 2019 for our cheesiest fest yet on Saturday, April 13th, 2019! Join us to celebrate #NationalGrilledCheeseDay this year with restaurants from all over Atlanta serving up bites of melty, cheesy goodness for your tasting pleasure.

General Admission Tickets include admission to the festival, your first (3) grilled cheese samples, plus live music, and access to our Adult Game Zone and Bloody Mary Garden (21+ if applicable).

​Cheese Lover’s Tickets include admission to the festival, your first (6) grilled cheese samples, event koozie, and (2) beer/wines, plus live music, and access to our Adult Game Zone and Bloody Mary Garden (21+ if applicable).

Question & Answer on the Atlanta Grilled Cheese Fest

Interviewer- Felix Goodson, SSIA Events Chair and your Friend

Interviewee- Michelle Fasig, Event Manager, Atlanta Sport and Social

How did your event go?

The event went great! We had over 25 participating restaurants this year serving over 50 different versions of Grilled Cheese. The People’s Choice Winner of the day was from Babalu: Deep Fried Muenster Grilled Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes and Candied Bacon. Who doesn’t love deep fried cheese?

Did you hit your goal on numbers of people and overall profit? We did hit our attendance goal, but are still hoping to grow the event even more. As far as profit, we are happy with what we brought in- the Bloody Mary Garden was a huge success- but what we are even more pleased with is the fact that we raised over $5,000 for our charity partners in one afternoon.

What were some of highlights besides the fact that grilled cheese was your main pleaser? We booked some awesome local bands for the event this year that brought a very fun vibe to the overall event. The other biggest crowd pleaser had to have been the Bloody Mary Garden- that tent was consistently slammed. We invited local food vendors to provide samples for the Bloody Marys to “customize” their drink- the bourbon bacon was a huge hit. We also had a build your own toppings bar, multiple types of hot sauce, and three different types of Bloody Mary options. This space was strictly 21+ and included Giant Jenga, corn hole and separate hi-tops. I think attendees appreciated an adult-only zone. We didn’t leave the kids out completely though, we also had a kid zone.

How many pounds of Grilled Cheese were consumed at the event? Over 1,500 lbs. of cheese were harmed in the making of this festival.

What one item did you do different from last year to this year that made a big difference in the right direction? One of the most time consuming and challenging pieces of producing this event is connecting with the restaurants and selling them on the concept. Explaining to a seafood restaurant or a healthy food truck why they should spend their Saturday at our event serving grilled cheese samples when it’s out of their wheelhouse can be a longer conversation. This year we brought on a local PR firm who specializes in the restaurant industry, Via Failla LLC, to help expedite those conversations. This was a game changer for us, as it helped open doors to multiple top Atlanta restaurants and got a lot of attention on social media.

What’s that one item you could of done to make it just a little more over the top? I would love to have everyone at check-in in Grilled Cheese costumes. Or, maybe we even have a “cheesy” costume contest. There are lot of fun ideas left to explore with this concept. Maybe next year the trophies we give out to our first place winners are giant cheese shaped trophies?

Any surprises that you could share that just happen in the event world? Nothing will ever be perfect and event day will be spent pivoting and changing things on the fly. At this event specifically, we had over 75 different vendors including sponsors, community vendors and restaurants. Each of those has their own individual needs and questions. The day of the event is making sure all of these people have what they need to succeed and make the experience fun for attendees. We are a pretty difficult team to “surprise” at this point, but that’s the whole point- we never know what could happen. That’s part of the fun.

If you had one superpower you could have for event day what would it be and why? (Ex. Being invisible/see through things/lift anything?) Super strength and flying for sure! Super strength just because I feel like I’m constantly moving things around and would love to be able to scoop everything up in one go. Flying for two reasons, one so I can get to places a little quicker without snaking through the crowds, but also to give my feet a break.

Any advice on someone thinking about trying an event like yours in the future? Start recruiting restaurants as soon as possible and be prepared to talk numbers and marketing opportunities first thing. Know your expected attendance, how many food items they need to prepare and their expected revenue, but at the same time- keep it short and sweet. For an event this scale, all forms of communication quickly become your lifeline. I let all my vendors have my cell phone number and was able to answer quick questions via text when I was out of the office.

How would you have rated your own event from a scale of 1-10…10 being a Super Bowl level event and 1 being a Fyre Festival bust? Based on my own experience, attendee feedback and vendor feedback- I’d place us at a solid 8. Our team rocked this event and the majority of attendees had a “gouda” time! That being said, we get better and better each year- so there is always opportunity to get even better.

What would you say is the most interesting vibe about your event compared to the other copy cats? Our team has a passion for creating unique, memorable experiences. The most interesting vibe is our attention to the little moments throughout the festival. Attendees had the opportunity to “text to vote” for their favorite sandwich at the event, we had local amateur chefs compete in a head to head competition to see who could cook up the best grilled cheese, we had a full kid zone with face painters, festival games and balloon animals and unique vendor experiences like a shopping boutique inside a bus! While the event is all about the Grilled Cheese, we pay attention to additional ways to engage our attendees and keep them interested at every stop at the event.

Plans for this event in the future? To continue to scale. I would also love to see the competition part of this festival take off. We’ve been toying with it and tweaking it over the past few years, and it is another layer of this festival that gets our chefs and restaurants really excited. They all get super competitive and put out some ridiculous and delicious combinations.

Where do you envision this event in 5 years? I can see this event quickly outgrowing the space we grew into this year- Atlantic Station. In five years, I have no doubts that we will be able to get 40-50+ restaurants onboard and take over an even larger footprint. I don’t see the cheese fandom dying down anytime soon, and I am just excited to continue to find ways to scale this event while incorporating different twists each year.

Thank you Michelle for all your answers and sharing your experience. I am sure our readers will get a few gems out of this recap.

Readers, please let me know if you found this Q&A helpful. Feedback and questions always welcome. If you have an event you want highlighted or would like to see some other questions asked for future events please email felix@govavi.com.

PADRES VS GIANTS

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What You Get

  • GAME TICKET in the VAVi Section (Upgraded Field Pavillion or Upper Deck Seating)
  • Access to the PRE-PARTY TAKEOVER at The Deck at Moonshine Flats
  • 1 DRINK TICKET + Games and Giveaways at Pre-Party
  • After-Party VIP ENTRANCE with wristband (pending capacity)

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For customer service inquiries and seating requests please contact Nicky at nlithgow@govavi.com.

It’s the home opener weekend for the Padres and they’re taking on the 2014 World Series Champions, the Giants. Start the season off right with a party and go see the game live with VAVi!

Experience the MLB like never before: Pre-game with VAVi, enjoy games, giveaways, drinks, music and more, then once the game starts, head into exclusive seating in our VAVi section in Petco Park! After the game head over to The Deck for VIP entrance to the after party.

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For customer service inquiries and seating requests please contact Nicky at nlithgow@govavi.com.

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Are you ready for baseball season? The San Diego Padres 2019 four-game series opener is just a few days away. Watch as the Padres take on the 2014 World Series Champions, the Giants

Baseball is one of America’s favorite pastime. So, what could be better than sitting in the sun, drinking beers and eating good food with your friends, and watching the game. Well, we at VAVi can make this experience even better.

How?

You get access to the Pre-Party at The Deck at Moonshine Flats with a FREE drink ticket included. It’s also conveniently right across the street from Petco Park. Enjoy good music, games, and the chance to win giveaways. After the game you can head over to The Deck for VIP entrance to the after party.

Why Join?

No other site offers you exclusive seating, a free drink, or access to the best Pre-game. There is not better way than to start the day off on a good note by celebrating one of the best weekends in baseball with the VAVi Squad. Plus you’ll end up saving yourself some money by avoiding an expensive Uber drive to the stadium when everyone is heading to the same place. Arrive early, enjoy some drinks, and party with VAVi. I promise it will be a home run!

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PetcoPark

We all know that going to a Padres game is a pricey investment. Why? With many close games, blown leads, and comebacks – as fans we all know that we need some beer and food in our hands to spend the day or night at the ballpark. Not to mention, Petco Park is home to some of the best craft beer and vast number food vendors that are sure to satisfy your cravings. Opening day is just around the corner so here are some places you must try:

1. Hodad’s

There’s nothing like having a hot dog at the ball park but once in a while you have to try the other goodies Petco Park has to offer. Hodad’s is the burger joint of San Diego. Not only do they offer their stacked burger but also, chicken strips, fries, and more. Location: sections 104, 131, 300, 316, and 325.

2. Craft Beer

 Baseball needs beer and luckily San Diego is craft beer central. Check out Craft Beers of San Diego for a vast list from Ballast Point to Stella to  your usual ballpark beer like Bud Light. Location: sections 105, 215, 229, 303, and 328.

3. Pizza Port

Pizza Port is a great substitute with good food. Nothing like a good slice of pizza and beer to watch the Padres. Location: 311, 320, 213, and 121

4. Phil’s BBQ

Phil’s BBQ is the ultimate upgrade from your standard hot dog. Fans can enjoy onion rings, the famous El Toro tri-tip sandwich, the pulled pork sandwich and more. Location: section 113 behind first base, on the rooftop, and at the park.

5. Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Indulge in some of the tastiest pork sandwiches at Carnitas’ Snack Shack. They are truly one of the best carnitas to try in San Diego. Location: 228 and 128

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