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The Grand Prix Experience

May 03, 2013, 3:42 p.m. (ET)

April 29, 2013

Dear USA Judo Member,

Didn’t make it to London for the Olympic Games? Then don’t miss the Grand Prix in Miami, June 15 and 16, because all the stars will be there!  Olympians and World Champions, only the best have been invited to compete, meaning the top 14 athletes in the world.  This is the first tournament where ranking points count towards qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, there will be $100,000 in prize money AND it’s in Miami!

I am personally inviting you to join me at the Grand Prix Experience with an exclusive hospitality package including your choice of premium seating, VIP receptions and more, all at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the best athletes in the world compete on American soil.  For the United States and our team, this is our chance to shine by hosting a truly successful Grand Prix. As a USA Judo member you have already demonstrated your commitment to our success. By purchasing the Grand Prix Experience package, you will be supporting the organization and our athletes at the highest level.

As a premier tournament of the International Judo Federation, the Grand Prix Experience will allow spectators to see the world’s best judoka in action when multiple World and Olympic medalist compete for the right to stand on the podium.  Attendees will have the opportunity to select from a variety of ticket packages that include meet-and-greet events with top American athletes and Olympic medalists, hotel accommodations and VIP receptions.  This is by far the most prestigious competition the United States has hosted to date, and I cannot recommend a better event for you to attend.

At this time, our role on the international stage could not be more important.  Most of you cheered our athletes’ accomplishments in London from a distance, but now is the time to cheer for them on location at an equally prestigious event. The impact that high spectator attendance will have upon our athletes and the International Judo Federation is critical to our continued success. I also know that you will enjoy witnessing fantastic performances by our athletes as much as I will. Tickets are limited so make sure to reserve yours today. 

Please find the information below that outlines the various ticket packages in detail. I will be working directly with Sherrie Wilson at the national office on ticket sales.   Sherrie is available to answer questions and take ticket reservations at any time. She may be reached via telephone at 719.491.9682 or via email at

Remember, when you attend this event, you also help to place the United States and our team in a strategic position internationally. I look forward to being in Miami and sharing the Grand Prix Experience with you!

All My Best, 

Mike Swain

USA Judo Board of Directors

Olympic Bronze Medalist & World Champion




The Grand Prix Experience Package is an exclusive mat-side hospitality package being offered by USA Judo for the Grand Prix Miami. It not only gets you that 'up close and personal' perspective of the action, but also provides beverage service to your seat, gift bags, VIP credentials, meet-and-greets with Olympic athletes, a VIP Dignitaries Cocktail Reception, and much more!

   This package provides more than a view... 

Platinum Package  - $1000 (seat at center tatami)

3 Nights Hotel with Breakfast Tickets & Seating at Center Tatami
including all items in Gold/Silver/Bronze packages

Gold Package - $500  (seat at center tatami)

Airport Pick Up and Return to Doral Golf Resort & Spa VIP Reception with Commemorative Glass & Cocktail
Autographed  Photo of  Star Athletes
Olympic Poster & Fan Fare Bag
including all items in Silver/Bronze package

Silver Package - $250(seat in Bronze Medal Zone)

VIP Reception with Commemorative Glass 
including all items in Bronze package

Bronze Package - $100 (Reserved Seating) 

VIP Accreditation  & Olympic Lanyard

Behind Scenes Venue Tour
Meet & Greet with US Team
Fan Fare Bag                                                               

                  USA Judo has chosen the luxurious Doral Golf Resort & Spa as the headquarters and venue for this premium event - this is an extraordinary destination in itself, just 15 minutes from the beaches of mythic Miami and home    to one of the finest professional golf courses in the world, featuring the notorious Blue Monster. At this stunning resort you will also find exquisite dining, several swimming pools and spas for the ultimate in relaxation.

Make this a vacation you will always remember with the exclusive Grand Prix Experience package!

Contact: Sherrie Wilson at 719-491-9682 or