Wildwoods Convention Center Reopens
The beachfront Convention Center resumes business without missing a beat. Cheer Tech begins Sun., Nov. 4 The Wildwoods, NJ
– Nov. 1, 2012 –
Hurricane Sandy has come and gone and the Wildwoods Convention Center has re-opened for business with no damage as a result of the historic storm.
“We were very humbled by the size and scope of this super-storm, but we gratefully report that the Wildwoods Convention Center is fully operational at this time,” said John Siciliano, executive director of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority.
“When the Convention Center was built in 2002, an expansive, well-designed sand dune was put in place and serves as a natural barrier protecting the building from tidal water damage,” he explained.
The Boardwalk and all the amusement piers are completely intact and a majority of the five-mile island’s businesses, hotels and attractions that were open before Sandy arrived are resuming business as usual and once again readily welcoming guests to enjoy the remaining months of 2012.
“Our thoughts and sympathies remain with those who are still recovering from this historic storm,” said Siciliano.
Below is a full list of the Wildwoods’ Winter 2012 events:
*Nov. 4 – Cheer Tech Island Championships
Nov. 10 – Elks Hoop Shoot
Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day Services & Observance
Nov. 18 – Cheer Tech American Rec. & School Championships
Dec. 1 – 2 – Cheer Tech Spirit National Championships
Dec. 7 – Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec. 7 – Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade December 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony
Dec. 7 – 8 – Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration
Dec. 15 – 16 – SJWA Youth Wrestling Tournament
Dec. 22 – Battle at the Boards Basketball Tournament
Dec. 26 – 30 – 14th Annual Boardwalk Basketball Classic
*Please note that the information and dates above are subject to change.
For additional information about the events listed here and about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.
About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood.
The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. The Wildwoods were named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.
Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by FamilyVacationCritic.com in 2012 and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.”
The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods and Homes.com voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.”
The Wildwoods also received the Delaware County Daily Times 2012 Readers’ Choice Award for “Favorite Shore Town”. In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 by Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and was one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.
The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods.
Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships
GWTIDA also hosts Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.
For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 1-800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site at www.WildwoodsNJ.com.
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