Ginn Reunion Resort cues up relationship with pro billiards player
No. 7 ranked Sarah “Velvet” Ellerby debuts resort’s new billiards table
REUNION, Fla. (March 8, 2008) – One of the word’s top-ranked billiards players has teamed with Ginn Reunion Resort to unveil the resort’s newest amenity.
No. 7 ranked billiards pro Sarah Ellerby will help debut the resort’s state-of-the-art, custom-made billiards table while teaching members and guests basic pool fundamentals to raise their game.
The cue-wielding pool player, known as Velvet, will make her first of several scheduled appearances at Reunion from 7 to 9 p.m. March 17.
Ellerby will make another appearance at Reunion during the Ginn Open after she returns from Taiwan. She will compete in the 2008 WPA Women’s 9 Ball Championships, an event that will be televised throughout Asia and on the Internet.
Ellerby, who resides in Orlando, will also be available for corporate functions, golf outings and charity events as part of her affiliation with Reunion Resort.
Born in England, Ellerby began playing pool at the age of 12 and claimed her first title at 14. The winner of more than 80 titles, Ellerby has been called The Michelle Wie of Billiards” by commentators on The Golf Channel.
Reunion’s decision to add a billiards table and partner with Ellerby grew out of the growing interest in billiards among Americans. Pool has become one of the most popular recreational sports in the nation, played by more than 34 million people.
“We were looking to add something new to our amenity list to give guests an experience they would not normally find at any other luxury resort,” said Peter Bonell, vice president of sales and marketing for Reunion Resort. “A the same time, we have a wonderful relationship with one of the greatest female billiards champions in the world. The combination of a top-of-the-line billiards table and access to a world-class billiards pro is a terrific treat for our members and guests.”
About Ginn Reunion Resort
Ginn Reunion Resort is a luxury golf community near Orlando, Fla. with up to 6,000 varied accommodations including single- and multi-family homes, condominiums and town homes. The centerpiece of the community is Ginn Reunion Grande, a luxury hotel featuring a state-of-the-art conference facility, rooftop pool complex, poolside bar and grille and three Signature golf courses. Ginn Reunion Resort is developed, owned and operated by Ginn Resorts, of Celebration, Fla., a privately-held resort development and management firm specializing in exclusive leisure lifestyle and vacation destination communities throughout the United States and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.ginnresorts.com (http://www.ginnresorts.com).