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Professional tennis returns to Miami with eight-player backyard tournament
Full Article: Miami HeraldPublished: 6/30/20 Unbeknownst to most South Florida tennis fans, five of the top 65-ranked men in the world are playing an eight-man tournament in Miami this week — one of the most competitive fields on American soil since COVID-19 shut down the sport in March. The three-day Altec Styslinger Tennis Exhibition, being played without spectators at a private home, was dubbed the “ReOpen” by Tennis Channel Plus, which is broadcasting the event. It began Monday, and the final is Wednesday. The field included No. 29 Hubert Hurcacz of Poland and Americans Reilly Opelka (No. 39), Sam Querrey (No. 45), Tennys Sandgren (No. 55), Steve Johnson (No. 63), Brandon Nakashima, 2016 NCAA champion Mackie McDonald and former University of Virginia star JC Aragone, who was the brainchild behind the event. Looking for something to do during quarantine, Aragone, 25, decided to launch a tournament to help players stay in shape and work off their rust. He put the word out to players he knew, secured a handful of sponsors, and found a venue — reportedly a property owned by Dennis DeGori, founder of Miami nightclub E11EVEN. “Being at home, a lot of time to think about what do I want to do next,” Aragone said in a Tennis Channel interview. “I’ve always wanted to do something like this. I have a lot of buddies that have full courts here in Miami, and I started with a Microsoft doc with simple questions like, `Who will play my event? How will I pay these players? Where is it going to be?’ You start knocking one after the other and all of a sudden, you’re like, `Hey, I’ve got a pretty good group of guys. I’ve got sponsor money. It took a lot of time.” He said the event is being held with strict health and safety protocols. “I have bought so much hand sanitizer,” he said. “Safety is the No. 1 goal. I know these guys personally, so I don’t want to put them in any harm, or anyone else in danger.” Wednesday’s final features the winners of Tuesday’s semifinals: Nakashima vs. Sandgren and Querrey vs. Opelka.
Gronk making the rounds in Miami ahead of Super Bowl party
Full Article: Page Six Published: 01/29/20 Everyone’s invited to Gronk’s Super Bowl party this weekend. Rob Gronkowski, 30, was seen spreading the word about Gronk Beach Tuesday night at Miami hotspot E11even on Tuesday night. “Gronk and his buddies were posted up at table … and they went into full party promoter mode,” a spy told Page Six. “The group was telling everyone from the good looking servers to the guests at nearby tables that they needed to come to Gronk Beach and that it’s going to be the best party of Super Bowl.” The source added, “Everyone was pumped to be partying with Gronk and loved seeing him.” We’re told they were knocking back E11EVEN Vodka and Don Julio 1942 as they schmoozed with clubgoers. But the party promo didn’t stop there. We hear the newly retired Patriots tight end was seen at Keith Menin’s Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, South Beach Wednesday downing tacos and spreading the word about his upcoming Super Bowl fiesta. The 30-year-old athlete revealed he would be throwing his inaugural Big Game weekend beach party in November 2019, telling Page Six at the time, “No one knows Super Bowl weekend like myself. I’ve experienced it in every aspect — as a player, as a spectator — I wanted to do my very own thing and Gronkify it.” The festival will feature open bars, tons of food, and performances by top artists including Diplo, Kaskade, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Carnage, and more.
Luxury Bowl 2020: How To Experience Super Bowl LIV Like A VIP
Full Article: Haute Living Published: 01/27/20 There’s no better way to go big for Super Bowl LIV than to opt for the whopping, $1.1 million Big Game Week package at Miami’s ultra-nightclub, E11EVEN Miami. If you’re looking for an all-encompassing experience for your group that includes hospitality, food and beverage and live performances from some of the entertainment industry’s most impressive names, this is the package for you. Find full details below: Accommodations: -11 rooms for 4 nights at The Gabriel, E11EVEN’s takeover hotel. Check-in on Thursday, Check-out on Monday. -1 Case of E11EVEN Vodka shipped to your hotel and one to each guest following the weekend. Super Bowl LIV: -11 tickets to Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium -Transportation (with a chauffeur to and from the game) Party like an E11EVEN all weekend long: -Own the Owner’s Table -Exclusive access to the best table in the house all weekend (Thursday through Sunday) – table includes $125K tab each night with a special bottle presentation made to the group -Transportation to and from the nightclub from Thursday through Sunday -Special flyer/invite created for the group -11 E11EVEN hat for the group with colors of your choice -Private photographer each night -Video highlight reel -Your own 11-minute DJ set on a select night -Dedicated masseuse at your table all night long -Group photo with your favorite artist -Pre-party with $50K tab at Bootsy Bellows on the water before coming to E11EVEN on Friday night -11 Vitamin IV’s from VitaSquad sent to your room to help rehydrate each morning The lineup throughout the week will feature Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, DaBaby, Cardi B, Ludacris, Marshmello, Roddy Rich and Tyga.
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