Great Lakes Sports Festival and more

Since the early days of Michelangelo, there have been dynamic parallels between art and the human form. The time and study of both can lead you into fascinating places with hard work, proper technique and the ability to believe in what can happen when the mind and the body connect.

This weekend, Erie is lucky enough to have an event showcasing the ultimate collaboration. Saturday, August 29th and Sunday the 30th the Great Lakes Sports Festival takes place at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center, and will present some of the finest athletes from a variety of disciplines right alongside some of Erie’s most hard working and talented Artists. Hosted by Jack Sullivan (NPC National Heavyweight) Owner of Erie’s REAL TRAINING & FITNESS and Gary Udit (NPC Regional Chairman) of Pittsburgh PA, the Great Lakes Sports Festival will highlight some of the greatest athletes from around the region. This unique festival not only champions athletes and people passionate about health and fitness, it appeals to the whole family (kids under 12 get free admission!) and offers an assortment of activities, vendors and events packed into this two-day Festival in Erie, PA.

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The Great Lakes Sports Festival will offer something for everyone, and took a lot of love and hard work to put together! Live events happening at the Festival cover everything from Body Building, CrossFit, Arm Wrestling, Power Lifting and more. The kids can get in on the action with football and soccer clinics, or a walk for charity.

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Visit www.realtrainingandfitness.com/festival/ to get details and links on how to get your tickets online (erieevents.com) or in town at the Erie Insurance Arena, view the schedule of events, hotel info, and everything REAL TRAINING & FITNESS. (Or pick up a flyer at REAL TRAINING or your local GNC)

>>SportsBlitz Video covering the Arm Wrestling Event and the Sports Fest

>>Facebook Event Page

11892215_838551069574650_649559661638587537_nNot only can you see a whole lot of sporting events, you can get a new tattoo and take your shot at a chance to win a $300 gift card to Erie’s own Mid-Town Tattoo.

11193377_10204252633816057_3527096120850542769_nLast year’s Great Lakes Novice Winner Brandy Artz is not only an NPC Figure Competitor, but an exquisite Artist at Mid-Town Tattoo. This year she isn’t competing in the Great Lakes (t-minus 3 months ‘til Kentucky Muscle!) and instead is doing something extra special to mark six years of tattooing… AT the Great Lakes Sports Festival! Brandy will be tattooing at the Festival and hosting her own contest to win a gift card and custom-designed tattoo.

****BRANDY’S RULES****

  1. Follow her on Instagram OR share her post about the contest from her Facebook/Twitter OR post a photo of you and her/her work linking to her page
  2. Must enter AT the Great Lakes Sports Festival– she’s bringing her trophy which will hold your entry with your name and number
  3. The winner is drawn at random! Lucky guy/girl’s design must be CUSTOM and if it does not amount to $300 the gift certificate cannot be split up/sold

iegearLocal retail clothing company IRON EMPIRE CLOTHING will be at the Great Lakes Sports Festival all weekend selling lots of exclusive awesome merchandise.

Iron Empire Clothing is for the tough minded, the strong willed, and relentless souls who are determined to live life on their own terms and create their empire at all costs. This is a universal brand for anyone and everyone. If you’re an athlete, musician, artist, model, or just an average hard working person striving to be the best you, this is for you. Whether you’re black, white, rich, poor, old or young, this is for you. Iron Empire Clothing isn’t just a brand; it’s a way of life.”

Support for Iron Empire has been growing in the area and around the country. What started as a small local clothing line by passionate husband and wife RJ and Jamie Messenger, being determined to help others, put out a great product and leave their mark, has spawned into something much greater. The brand represents positivity, boldness, kindness, and pursuit to “live life on your own terms.” With unique designs, a huge array of products, a whole lot of local love, and a group of people with a common goal, Iron Empire Clothing is a brand many can stand behind. Catch their booth all weekend at the Great Lakes Sports Festival. Say hi to RJ and Jamie and pick up your own IE gear! They’ll have shirts, hoodies, women’s apparel, sunglasses, bags, and workout attire.

>>>WEBSITE

>>>INSTAGRAM

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WHAT A WEEKEND, right? If you are in Erie and/or anywhere near (or far!) do not miss this special event. The Great Lakes Sports Festival only happens once a year, and this year’s is going to be like no other. Good luck to everyone who is part of this amazing Festival, and we’ll see you there!

-8BC

 

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TKO Vapor presents: the Big Cloud Contest

A few years ago when people were trying to figure out an alternative to cigarettes, vaping was born. The act of “smoking” something not as harmful as straight nicotine was appealing; think of a hookah, flavored vapors, special devices with unique add-ons that could be customized to a user’s choosing. Being in a fun and social environment and partaking in an enjoyable activity was pretty cool! It produced a whole subculture that took off around the world. You could do it with your friends, pick out a flavor, hang out in a unique and hip spot. It’s affordable, healthier than cigarettes, and hey, they even host fun events to make the experience even more enjoyable. Here in Erie, sometimes it can be difficult to find fun things to do. But this weekend in something special is going down.

Millcreek Mall’s TKO Vapor is hosting its first annual National Cloud Competition!

FRIDAY AUGUST 14TH 2015: 6pm-9pm @ Erie PA’s Millcreek Mall

5800 Peach Street, Erie PA 16565 ***FREE EVENT***

IMG_6847Prizes, music, hooping and more.. TKO Vapor is going to be rockin’ tomorrow night. 300 square feet to move and groove and check out the hottest new flavors on the vapes along with custom art by local artists, 3 hours of live music from NatasK, and the most fun you can find in Erie on a Friday night.

Prizes include:

1st– Single 18650 mechanical mod for National Competition Build *must be .1 ohm or above; one of each Vapocalypse flavor; side pot classes- box mods cloud contest, vape trick contest*

2nd– Single 18650 mechanical mod for National Competition Build *one bottle of Vapocalypse, winner’s choice; must be .1 ohm or above; side pot classes- box mods cloud contest, vape trick contest*

Door prize- Tesla 2

Raffle- hat trick sub tank

National Grand Prize- Vapocalypse display stand, 120ml of each Vapocalypse line, a t-shirt, Tesla 200 watt trick subtank

Last month’s national prize was: http://tkovapor.com/tko-nat-vape-contest-voting

How can you beat that?! So tomorrow night, don’t miss out, join us at TKO Vapor in the Millcreek Mall in Erie PA 6-9PM

Facebook Event Page- click to join!

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Wanna Know A Secret?? NatasK Live TODAY: PINK NATION

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Victoria’s Secret PINK NATION in store shopping Party!  This back to school event offers great shopping deals and Incentives, give a ways all to the musical selections of NatasK (8BC, Plasmapool,Electric Circuit, Aftermrkt Records) who will be laying down a variety of electronic genres and party favorites.  Do  Not miss out on this unique experience merging Art, Music, and Fashion…. All with amazing savings for you!

6-8 PM  Millcreek Mall…. Erie PA   Open to the Public!!