Callaway Gardens Kicks Off Summer Memorial Day Weekend-55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament

May 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations | Callaway Gardens
Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  706-663-2281 or 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292) | Fax: 706-663-5068
Email: rcrumbley@callawaygardens.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000
http://www.callawaygardens.com

 


Callaway Gardens Kicks Off Summer Memorial Day Weekend with the 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament



International Water Sports Competition, Live Music, Beach Fun, and So Much More



PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (05/20/2014) – It’s time celebrate the arrival of Summer at Callaway Gardens’ Memorial Day Weekend Festival, May 23-26, 2014. Catch a few rays, kick up a little sand, enjoy a variety of music and watch the world’s best skiers and riders competing at the 55th Annual Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament®.

As is tradition at Callaway Gardens, Memorial Day Weekend is full of championship waterskiing and wakeboarding on Robin Lake.  Watch the world’s finest water sports athletes representing more than a dozen countries competing for the largest purse in the United States at the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament.

Competition events include tricks, slalom, jump, wakeboard and wakeskating. The Junior Masters elimination rounds and finals will be Friday, May 23, at 7:30 a.m. The Masters elimination rounds will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday.  Sunday will start with Opening Ceremonies at 10 a.m. and finals at 10:30 a.m. with participants competing for the coveted title of Masters Champion.

Special tournament activities on Robin Lake Beach will include water sports exhibitors, concessions and other festivities for spectators to enjoy throughout the event.

Memorial Day Weekend opens Robin Lake Beach for the Summer – with lots of exciting activities for 2014, including new Bumper Boats* (with squirt guns for more fun); Aqua Island*, an expansive floating playground; and enormous, inflatable Water Slide*,  new two-person roadster pedal-power go-karts*.   Robin Lake Beach also will continue to offer its traditional activities of swimming, shuffleboard, table tennis, and upgraded miniature golf.

Guests can add some adrenaline to their day on Callaway Gardens’ year-round attraction, TreeTop Adventure*, which features 36 aerial challenges and zip lines. Reservations are suggested.  Guests also can enjoy the many attractions unique to Callaway Gardens including the Birds of Prey show featuring free-flight hawks, owls and falcons; butterflies flying about in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center; beautiful horticultural displays in the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center; and a bounty of growing vegetables and flowers in Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden.  The 10-mile Discovery Bicycle Trail takes guests on a leisurely ride by all of these great attractions.  A tennis match, round of golf, or time spent fishing by boat in other Callaway Gardens lakes are enjoyable ways to begin or end a great day.

Special Event admission applies to the Memorial Day Weekend Festival for  Saturday and Sunday events ($25/adult; $12.50/children age 6 to 12; children 5 and younger are admitted for free).  At the event, admission can be upgraded to Pavilion Passes for premium seating on a limited, first-come basis. Callaway Gardens Annual Passholders receive half-price admission.  For this special holiday event, military personnel receive half-price admission for themselves and up to five guests in the same vehicle with presentation of active, retired, or veteran military identification.

Make this experience a weekend getaway.  Stay for the weekend and enjoy the new TreeTop Adventure and Callaway Gardens’ array of facilities, attractions and special events on a special Memorial Day Weekend overnight package.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit http://www.callawaygardens.com.

Make this Memorial Day Weekend one to remember for a lifetime!


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*Fee charged

Schedule of Events:  Memorial Day Weekend Festival featuring the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament

Friday, May 23, 2014
7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.       Masters (Junior Semifinal/Final Rounds)
                                                                Tricks, Slalom, Wakeboard and Jump Competitions
10 a.m.-7 p.m.                       Recreation Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle
                        Boats*, Miniature  Golf, Table Tennis,
                        Shuffleboard,
11 a.m.-8 p.m.                       Kids Zone: Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Bounce
                                                Houses* and Face Painting*
5 p.m.-8 p.m.                         Callaway Gardens Farmers Market
7 p.m.-9 p.m.                         Live Music: Chris Collins Band

Saturday, May 24, 2014
8 a.m.-5 p.m.                         Masters (Pro Semifinal Rounds)
                                                                Tricks, Slalom, Wakeboard, Wakeskate and Jump Competitions
10 a.m.-7 p.m.                       Recreation Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Miniature
                                                Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard
11 a.m.-7 p.m.                       Kids Zone: Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Bounce
                                                Houses* and Face Painting*
11 a.m.-9 p.m.                       Food and Drink Specials
2 p.m.-6 p.m.                         Live DJ
7 p.m.-9 p.m.                         Live Music: the Regulars

Sunday, May 25, 2014
8 a.m.-9 a.m.                         Chapel Service and Morning of Champions at Mountain Creek
                                                Inn Ballroom
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.               Masters Opening Ceremonies
10 a.m.-7 p.m.                       Recreation Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Miniature
                                                Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard
10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.                 Masters (Pro Final Rounds)
                                                                Tricks, Slalom, Wakeboard, Wakeskate and Jump Competitions
11 a.m.-7 p.m.                       Kids Zone: Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Bounce
                                                Houses* and Face Painting*
11 a.m.-9 p.m.                       Food and Drink Specials
2 p.m.-6 p.m.                         Live DJ
6 p.m.-7 p.m.                         Live Music: Final Answer
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.                   Masters Awards Ceremony** at Mountain Creek Inn Ballroom
8 p.m.-9p.m.                           Live Music: Secret Sauce

Monday, May 26, 2014
10 a.m.-6 p.m.                       Recreation Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Miniature
                                                Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard

All events are at Robin Lake Beach area unless otherwise noted.

*Additional fee
**For Awards Ceremony tickets, please visit Media Trailer during event
 

 


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