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IndyCar World Champion Hunter-Reay & Boxer Holyfield 25th Annual Showboats International Rendezvous  Heavyweight Boxing legend Evander Holyfield, 2012 IndyCar World Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and actor Enrico Colantoni will attend the 25th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Club Rendezvous which will take place November 8-10, 2012 at the beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. The ShowBoats International Rendezvous is the largest gathering of mega-yachts for charity in the world. The event has raised more than $30 million to date for the organization and the 12,000 at-risk youth it serves.

Throughout the entertainment-filled weekend, guests will have the exclusive opportunity to meet and mingle with World Champion Heavyweight Boxer Holyfield, former Undisputed World Champion in the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions; 2012 Indy Car World Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay; Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor best known for his roles in the sitcom Just Shoot Me!, and the television series Veronica Mars and Flashpoint.

According to Rick Case, founder of the Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Club Rendezvous, “We’re thrilled to have World Champion Heavyweight Boxer, Evander Holyfield; 2012 Indy Car World Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Enrico Colantoni join us for what is sure to be the biggest and best Rendezvous yet. Their attendance gives this great celebration an added air of exclusivity and creates a memorable weekend for all those who attend.”

The deep-water Atlantis Marina where the most luxurious mega-yachts dock is capable of handling 63 yachts up to 200 feet in length, making it the perfect venue for the 25th anniversary of the Rendezvous. With plenty of space to accommodate more mega-yachts than ever before, the 25th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous is sure to be the most spectacular yachting event in history. As an added bonus there will be no cost for dockage and utilities will be half price during the Rendezvous, plus any boats that participate in the Rendezvous will be able to stay at the Atlantis Marina with dockage at half price now through November 20.

The 25th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous will include traditional weekend favorites such as the famed “Dine Around the Docks” Yacht Hop on Thursday evening at Atlantis Marina, where Rendezvous attendees go aboard the magnificent yachts and are treated to the ‘good life’ as yacht owners and captains do their best to out-do one another and truly impress their newly boarded guests. A special christening of the newly-launched 187’ “Lady Linda” super yacht will follow. Entertainment will be provided by a traditional Junkanoo band and steel drum band while guests mingle over cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres.

Friday will feature the First Annual Rendezvous Fishing Tournament during the day and a Bahamian poolside party at the Royal Deck that evening, featuring gourmet food stations and live entertainment by Latin-pop cover band Caliente and the one-of-a-kind Village People. The weekend concludes with a James Bond-themed White Party gala dinner on Saturday where guests will be treated to a live performance by iconic American rock pop band Huey Lewis & The News and an exciting, one-of-a-kind live auction featuring four luxury yacht one week charters among other unique lifestyle and travel packages.

Guests of the 25th ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous will have their choice of a variety of accommodations, or may also opt to spend the weekend on their boat. Regardless of where guests choose to stay, they will enjoy full access to the wonders of the entire resort throughout the weekend, from spa retreats to gambling, world class golf and shopping. The weekend will also feature family fun activities during the days, including a fishing tournament, daytime yacht charters, a beach barbecue, and more.

For more information on how to attend the 25th Annual ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous, please call (954) 537-1010 or visit www.YachtRendezvous.com. Sponsorship opportunities, donations and yacht entries are available on a range of levels including: Yacht entry under 80’ includes 4 tickets ($8,000); Yacht entry 81’ – 124’ includes 6 tickets ($12,000); Yacht entry 125’ – 149’ includes 8 tickets ($16,000); and Yacht entry 150’ and above includes 10 tickets ($20,000). Individual tickets are also available at $1,500 per person for the entire three days; guests do not need to register a yacht to attend.

Airfare and accommodation at Atlantis’s many facilities will be offered to guests of the Rendezvous at special low rates. To make reservations for dockage and/or room accommodations, please contact Atlantis at (888) 877-7525 or visit www.atlantis.com/myevent/boysandgirlsclub.aspx.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) private agency, dedicated to helping young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Serving more than 12,000 at-risk youth, ages 6-18 each year from its 12 Broward County-area clubs, their purpose is to inspire and enable children to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Chosen as the #1 youth agency in the country three years in a row by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and one of the best run non-profit agencies in a study by Fortune 500, BGCBC keeps 98 percent of all raised funds in Broward County.  Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is located at 877 NW 61st Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. For more information please call (954) 537-1010 or view the website at www.bgcbc.org.

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