“John Offerdahl's Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival” Returns with National Celebrity Guest and Exclusive “Gridiron Grill-Off Weekend Package”

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Football fans and foodies from coast-to-coast will enjoy the sixth annual “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival” on Saturday, Nov. 14, featuring Adam Richman, author, actor and television personality. Out-of-town guests can take advantage of pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa with the “Gridiron Grill-Off Weekend Package.”

The Gridiron Grill-Off Weekend Package includes a two-night stay at the luxurious oceanfront Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa

We are thrilled to once again offer an exclusive hotel package, which will appeal to food-lovers and football fans from near and far.

Football fans and foodies from coast-to-coast will enjoy the sixth annual “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival” on Saturday, Nov. 14, featuring Adam Richman, author, actor and television personality. Out-of-town guests can take advantage of pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa with the “Gridiron Grill-Off Weekend Package.”

This exclusive package includes luxurious ocean-view accommodations, two general admission tickets to the Gridiron Grill-Off, a complimentary shuttle to and from the event site and daily buffet breakfast for two at McCoy’s Oceanfront. The Gridiron Grill-Off Weekend Package at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa starts at $225/night*, plus tax. Guests can make their reservation online utilizing the promotional code “WKD.”

“Our partnership with the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa has been an important element of our continued success as one of the largest food and wine events in South Florida,” said John Offerdahl, event founder and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker. “We are thrilled to once again offer an exclusive hotel package, which will appeal to food-lovers and football fans from near and far.”

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is the ideal venue to relax and discover all that Pompano Beach, named one of the top 10 “up-and-coming” U.S. destinations in 2014 by TripAdvisor, has to offer. Guests will enjoy a private balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, fresh local fare and speakeasy-style drinks at McCoy’s Oceanfront, sea-inspired treatments at SiSpa, as well as a wealth of relaxation and recreational options. Younger guests can take advantage of the Kids Club, operated by a fully-trained professional staff.

“Travelers attending the Festival will appreciate our convenient location and beautiful accommodations,” said Susan Aichele-Sanders, director of sales and marketing for Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. “For the past three years, we have been the host hotel for this culinary event and we have seen our out-of-town visitors enjoy this festive day of great food, drinks and entertainment.”

John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival will feature an impressive line-up of Miami Dolphins legends and critically acclaimed South Florida chefs preparing signature entrees for as many as 3,000 attendees. Top chefs and restaurants include Chef Daniel Gerety, executive chef at McCoy’s Oceanfront at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Chef Oliver Saucy from Darrel and Oliver’s Cafe Maxx, Chef Victor Franco of Ocean’s 234 and Chef David Hackett from The Biltmore Hotel.

As part of the event experience, attendees will access The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Tailgate Zone, Guy Harvey’s Sustainable Seafood Village, Sam Adams’s Beer Garden and compete in the Toyota Cornhole Stadium & Festival Stage. VIP guests will receive a signed copy of Richman’s book, as well as early access into the Grand Grill-Off starting at noon. This exclusive added hour of fun will feature an open bar, a meet and greet with Adam Richman and the chance to beat the lines for food tasting and to play cornhole.

100% of event net proceeds will benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation and its mission to “Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis.” Charitable recipients include 4KIDS of South Florida, HOPE South Florida, Here’s Help, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation, Miami Dolphins Foundation and Taste of the NFL.

This tribute to football, food and charity is sponsored by Broward Health and in part by Walgreens. To find out more, visit http://www.gridirongrilloff.com.

*Valid Thursday - Sunday through 11/15/15. Two night minimum stay required. Tickets to the event are non-transferrable. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Tax is additional. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations required. Other restrictions apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.

About the Gridiron Grill-Off
Created by five-time All-Pro Miami Dolphins Linebacker John Offerdahl, “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival,” is celebrating its sixth anniversary and will once again pair Miami Dolphins legends with South Florida’s top chefs to prepare signature dishes on the grill as part of an exciting culinary competition for charity on Saturday, November 14 at Pompano Beach Amphitheater.

Event sponsors include Allegiance Crane & Equipment, Allied Kitchen & Bath, AmeriGas, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Badia Spices, Batts Morrison Wales & Lee, BB&T Bank, Big Mouth Girlz, The Boston Beer Company, Brown-Forman (Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey), Broward Health, CBS4, Cheney Brothers, The City of Pompano Beach, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Denison Yacht Sales, Direct Connect Auto Transport, DSK Group, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Edible South Florida, Fine Awards, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Geico, Green Dot Advertising, Guy Harvey, Gold Coast Magazine, Hoffman’s Chocolates, iHeartMedia, Impact Imagery Group, Ken’s Foods, Lenovo, Miami Dolphins Foundation, National Christian Foundation, Northwestern Mutual, Nu Turf of Pompano Beach, Ocean Spray, Orange Bowl, OUTFRONT Media, Inc., Premier Beverage, Publix, Reach FM, Savor Our City, Shellback Rum, Smithfield Foods, South Florida Food & Wine, Southern Specialties, Sunshine Cleaning Systems, Sweet Street Desserts, Templeton & Company, Think Magazine, Three Olives® Vodka, TravelHost, Two B Printing, USA Parking Systems, Inc., Walgreens, Your Local Toyota & Scion Dealers and Xylem.

About Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is a boutique-style resort that caters to leisure and business travelers alike with the simple pleasures of Florida beach living. It is set on the oceanfront in Pompano Beach, a city ripe for discovery and recently named one of the top 10 “up-and-coming” U.S. destinations by TripAdvisor. Guests of Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach enjoy fresh local fare and speakeasy-style drinks at McCoy’s Oceanfront, sea-inspired treatments at SiSpa, poolside relaxation and beach access with water sports. Private balconies with Atlantic views are afforded to all of its generously appointed 194 guest rooms and 25 suites. The resort is managed by Urgo Hotels and Resorts. Learn more at http://www.pompanomarriott.com or connect online via Facebook and Twitter.

About Broward Health®
Broward Health®, providing service for more than 70 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. Broward Health encompasses more than 30 healthcare facilities including Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children's Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group.

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