Bluegrass Hospitality Association to Host 4th Annual Hospitality Games
Presented by Fireball Whisky
The Bluegrass Hospitality Association will, for the fourth consecutive year, host the Hospitality Games presented by Fireball Whisky. Created to promote awareness of the contributions of the hospitality industry to the local community, the event will be held, rain or shine, at Triangle Park on Wednesday, August 26 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The Lexington community is invited to come out and enjoy the fun, while supporting local hospitality employees as they compete head-to-head for this year’s bronze, silver and gold medals. This fun and friendly competition is not only a chance to raise awareness for the good works of the BHA organization and hospitality industry but also an opportunity to raise money for a number of hospitality and tourism initiatives.
This year’s event sponsors are:
Presenting: Fireball Whisky
Gold: Blue Grass Airport, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, Keeneland and Visit Lex
Silver: Embassy Suites, Hyatt Regency, Sierra Nevada
Bronze: Bluegrass Hospitality Group, Alltech, West Sixth Brewery, Doubletree Suites by Hilton Lexington, Saul Good Restaurant & Pub
Media: 98.1 the Bull and WKYT
A portion of the proceeds from the 2015 Hospitality Games will benefit BHA’s scholarship fund at Transylvania University, providing funds for deserving students pursuing their education for careers in the hospitality industry.
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015 more than 15 teams of five people from area hotels, restaurants, distilleries, and bars will compete in a series of five events, each one designed to be just as entertaining for the spectators as the participants. The event will conclude with a medal ceremony honoring the victors and a trophy for the team with the ‘best team spirit.’ 2015 Events will include the Toilet Paper Toss, Tacky Tourist Trot, Pillow Case Relay, Hospitality Hockey and a Mystery Event.
According to Christa Marrillia, BHA Board President, “The Hospitality Games presented by Fireball Whisky is an event that brings together the hospitality community to promote awareness, community and fun. This celebration of tourism and hospitality is an exciting community event and all are invited to attend to show support for this important industry as we raise funds for an important cause.”
BHA’s mission is to be an advocate for the hospitality industry and support the promotion of travel and tourism in the Bluegrass through cooperative partnerships.
For more information call 859-514-0083 or visit bluegrasshospitality.org