Jenny Hodges. Librarian. CrossFitter. Weight Watcher. SharePoint Wife. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living in the Autism World. Tree Hugger.

4. March 2015 12:36
by jennifer

Valspar Championship Family Friendly Events at Innisbrook 2015-Giveaway

4. March 2015 12:36 by jennifer | 2 Comments

This post is sponsored by the 2015 Valspar Championship

Years ago my husband worked in Palm Harbor. Whenever I would drive up to meet him for lunch, I would drive past the entrance to the Innisbrook Resort. I had often heard wonderful things about this resort, but I thought it was just for golfers and well, since getting hit in the head by a golf club when I was 9 years old (and receiving 8 stitches) with the exception of putt-putt, my golfing days are over. 

But I often wondered what was behind those stone walls that faced US19, and after doing a little bit of research I was blown away to learn that Innisbrook is so much more than just a golf resort. 

When Valspar invited my family to come out to experience Innisbrook I had to decline because Ronin has a broken leg and there is just no way I can bring him to an event like that while he's wheelchair bound. Valspar and Innisbrook were kind enough to allow me to host the giveaway and offered to have the kids and I out to visit the resort once Ronin has his cast off, so expect another post from me about all the amenities available to #PushAwaytheScreen.

But just because we can't go doesn't mean you can't go and it sounds like a SUPER time!

Valspar and the sponsors have planned activities that are fun for the whole family.

For starters, kids 15 and under get in free with each adult ticket. Military and Veterans can also get in free thanks to a sponsorship with Pinch-a-Penny.  One day tickets are on sale now for only $30 (tickets go up on March 8th) and they even have a Family Pack that includes food and drinks.  I would recommend the event for any family; but especially if you have kids over the age of 5.

Behind the 18th green you’ll find the 2015 Valspar Color Experience with lawn games, photo opportunities, and fun indoor activities too.  There’s a Brighthouse Sports Pavillion, a Family Fun Zone, a Tires Plus Driving Range, and don’t forget to stop by Frenchy’s Pool Party, which would likely be the favorite spot for the #TampaTrio.

Dress colorfully and win prizes!! This year Valspar has Color Scouts who will be searching for the most colorful guests and will award them with prizes.

I have 4 one-day passes (you choose the day) to the Valspar Championship that I’m giving away to one lucky reader.  Winner must be local and be available to attend one day between March 9-15th. Travel expenses are not included.

Just leave me a comment telling me which aspect of the event sounds like the most fun for you and your family! I'll pick a winner on Friday March 6! 

26. February 2015 09:56
by jennifer

Walking the Gasparilla Lime Cactus Challenge 2015

26. February 2015 09:56 by jennifer | 1 Comments

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18. February 2015 17:54
by jennifer

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18. February 2015 17:54 by jennifer | 3 Comments

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