iFLY Fort Lauderdale Raised $500 on Dec. 3 at the ‘All Abilities’ Event for Best Buddies Broward in Recognition of ‘National Disability Day’


Fort Lauderdale, FL – Dec. 19, 2017 – In recognition of ‘National Disability Day’ on December 3, 2017, iFLY Fort Lauderdale Indoor Skydiving hosted a special ‘All Abilities Night’ and raised $500 to benefit Best Buddies Broward.

The check presentation ceremony took place on December 18, 2017 at iFLY Fort Lauderdale with Michael Hadler, Best Buddies Ambassador, Best Buddies Alumnus Emily Dolce, Deputy Director of Programs Tessie Gonzales, Program Managers Monica Moya and Betty Busot, iFLY General Manager Jim Braun and iFLY Sales Manager Joe Souza.

“‘National Disability Day’ was the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on empowering differently-abled people to fly in an inclusive and supportive environment for flyers of all ages and skill levels,” said Jim Braun, general manager of iFLY Fort Lauderdale. “Best Buddies Broward was a terrific organization to be our partner for the event since it provides one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development programs for individuals throughout Broward County.”

Once a month, iFLY Fort Lauderdale hosts an ‘All Abilities’ Night that provides and encourages those with varying physical and cognitive abilities to realize the dream of flight.  All flyers are assisted by specially trained Flight Instructors with extra attention and accommodations based on participant needs. To see All Abilities flights in action, a video is available here.

The next ‘All Abilities’ event is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit www.iflyworld.com/fortlauderdale or call 954-280-4359 to make a reservation.

 

About iFLY Fort Lauderdale

iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is the 27th and newest of the iFLY operations in the USA. Featuring a 14-foot diameter wind tunnel powered by four quiet and clean running electric motors, people of all ages can fly with us with few limitations. All instructors at iFLY Ft. Lauderdale are professionally certified as the best-trained and safest instructors in the sport of indoor skydiving. iFLY Ft. Lauderdale is located at 11690 West State Road 84, Davie, FL 33325 on the south side of I-595, just west of Hiatus Road in Davie, FL. For information, visit https://www.iflyworld.com/fort-lauderdale/

About Best Buddies Broward

Best Buddies Broward offers one-on-one friendship, integrated employment and leadership development programs that positively impact individuals throughout Broward County. Visit www.bestbuddies.org/florida, email florida@bestbuddies.org or call 954.449.6522.

iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving Raised $2,315 throughout November for the Florida Hospital For Children Pediatric Rehabilitation


Orlando, FL – December 8, 2017 – iFLY Orlando, the world’s first indoor skydiving facility with dual wind tunnels, raised $2,315 throughout November for the Florida Hospital For Children Pediatric Rehabilitation. A special check presentation ceremony was held at the ‘All Abilities’ event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in recognition of ‘National Disability Day.’

Once a month, iFLY Orlando hosts an ‘All Abilities’ Night that provides and encourages those with varying physical and cognitive abilities to realize the dream of flight. “‘National Disability Day’ was the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on empowering differently-abled people to fly in an inclusive and supportive environment for flyers of all ages and skill levels,” said Amanda Siegel, general manager of iFLY Orlando.

For every ‘Top it Out’ package purchased at $19.95 during a 30-day promotion, iFLY Orlando donated $5 to the Florida Hospital For Children Pediatric Rehabilitation. 463 number of packages were purchased and $2,315 was raised. In addition to the check presentation, children from the Pediatric Rehab hospital enjoyed free flights during the special ‘All Abilities’ Night event.

The Florida Hospital For Children Pediatric Rehabilitation provides a family-centric approach to treatment including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and audiology.

iFLY’s ‘All Abilities’ events reinforce that flight is attainable for everyone. All flyers are assisted by specially trained Flight Instructors with extra attention and accommodations based on participant needs. To see All Abilities flights in action, a video is available here.

For information on iFLY Indoor Skydiving and/or the next ‘All Abilities’ event, visit https://www.iflyworld.com/orlando or call (407) 337-4359.

About the NEW iFLY Orlando:  

iFLY’s new Orlando facility is the company’s first to feature two recirculating vertical wind tunnels in the same facility. The two wind tunnels sit side-by-side in the facility and each features a 12-foot diameter flight chamber with wind flow powered by two quiet and clean running electric motors. All instructors at iFLY Orlando are IBA certified as the best-trained and safest instructors in the sport of indoor skydiving. iFLY Orlando is located at 8969 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. For information, visit https://www.iflyworld.com/orlando or call (407) 337-4359.

About iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Austin-based iFLY Holdings, LLC., is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving. The company has flown more than 8 million people in a dozen countries and at sea since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY has more than 60 facilities operating worldwide with 28 wholly-owned in the US and has significant growth plans across the globe in the next 24 months. iFLY supports and utilizes the safety and training guidelines set out by the International Bodyflight Association (IBA) to ensure safety and progression of the sport of indoor skydiving. For more information on iFLY, visit www.iflyworld.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About Florida Hospital For Children Pediatric Rehabilitation

The Florida Hospital For Children Pediatric Rehabilitation program is staffed by caring professionals who are specially trained in a wide range of disciplines, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and audiology. Because health issues can cross into many areas of medicine, we use an interdisciplinary approach to treating learning and physical conditions that require rehabilitation. The program is characterized by a family-centric style of treatment, which focuses on the unique needs of your child. We work with you and the rest of your family to develop the ongoing skills and strategies that will be needed to ensure successful healing. Visit https://www.floridahospital.com/children/rehabilitation for more information.

The Hideaway Speakeasy Bar, Offering a Glimpse Into Historic Downtown Fort Lauderdale, to Open in the Notable Bryan Building on Las Olas Boulevard in December 2017


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2017) Located in Fort Lauderdale’s classic Bryan Building, listed in the National Historic Registry, The Hideaway speakeasy bar will be unveiled in December 2017. Offering a glimpse into historic downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Hideaway serves artisanal cocktails, approximately 30 varieties of craft beers, a large whiskey selection, and an eclectic rotating counter-style menu in an industrial chic setting, with exceptional service.

Acclaimed Designer Kurt VanNostrand, owner of 5&Dime Design, saved the historic designs from the original space in the Bryan Building, even uncovering original columns that were constructed of Dade County Pine. Offering a unique walk back in time, The Hideaway features an authentic lounge, refurbished and reclaimed décor, stamped tin ceilings, and custom period furniture. VanNostrand, who specializes in unique and out-of-the-box designs and hospitality concepts, worked in the hospitality industry himself for over 25 years.

Built in approximately 1913, the two-story Bryan Building was constructed for Thomas Bryan, a member of one of Fort Lauderdale’s most notable pioneer families. One of the first hotels in Fort Lauderdale’s original downtown district, it was one of the initial commercial buildings constructed after the 1912 fire that destroyed much of the original Fort Lauderdale.

“The Hideaway is unlike any other bar in Fort Lauderdale; it is the first in the city that is a speakeasy, New York-type bar with a history,” said Michael Tuck, owner of The Hideaway, and longtime nightclub and bar owner. “It pays homage to the exciting, multi-faceted history of Fort Lauderdale, while being a part of Fort Lauderdale’s continuing revitalization.”

Tuck has owned and operated successful establishments including Automatic Slims, a high-energy rock ‘n’ rock bar in Miami Beach; and Play and Stereo, two of the first VIP EDM (electronic dance music) clubs in Fort Lauderdale.

Mixologist and Miami native Carla Rivera brings over 15 years of experience to The Hideaway as the developer of its drink menu. An award-winning mixologist, Rivera now serves as a South Florida mixologist for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, where she specializes in on-premise cocktail development. Most recently, she served as head bartender of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s renowned modern Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan.

The Hideaway’s cocktails use fresh fruits and artisan crafted syrups, such as blueberry basil and honey pineapple. These unique concoctions were created by up-and-coming chef, Sergio Velazquez.

The drink menu entices with craft cocktails, about 30 types of craft beers, and a massive whiskey selection. It dazzles with unique concoctions, dedicated to the founding families of Fort Lauderdale. Craft cocktails range from $11 – $15. A few examples are:

  • The Hideaway: Bulleit Bourbon, strawberry & blueberry basil syrup, lemon juice
  • The Shepherd: Grey Goose, St. Germain, blueberry basil syrup, lemon juice
  • The McCrory: Knob Creek 100, Angostura bitters, filthy cherry, orange twist
  • The Sterling: Ketel One, honey, ginger, lime, basil, ginger beer
  • The Bryan: Bacardi Coconut, pineapple, mint, lime, Coco Lopez, Angostura bitters
  • The Victoria: Nolet’s, watermelon, fresh mint and lemon juice

Distinctive, delectable fare will be served at the bar starting in January 2018.

It is located at 21 W. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Operating hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 5 p.m.–4 a.m. The Hideaway will feature nightly DJs.

The Hideaway is also a great location for private events and large group reservations. For more information, call 954-945-5545.

About The Hideaway
Located in Fort Lauderdale’s classic Bryan building, listed in the National Historic Registry, The Hideaway speakeasy, bar, and eats serves artisanal cocktails, craft beers and an eclectic rotating counter-style menu in an industrial chic setting. Offering a glimpse into historic downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Hideaway features an authentic lounge outfitted with original Dade county pine, refurbished and reclaimed décor, stamped tin ceilings, and custom period furniture. A unique addition to the Fort Lauderdale lifestyle, The Hideaway pays homage to the transformative history of the city and is inspired by the revitalization to come. Operating hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 5 p.m.–4 a.m. The Hideaway is located at 21 W. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301. For more information, visit www.thehideawayftl.com, check out its Facebook page, or call (954) 945-5545.