Sports Task Force Jam update

We want to thank everyone that purchased already. Your ticket will be in an envelope waiting for you when you arrive and you can get it when you pick up your NABJ convention registration.

If you didn’t get tickets yet, you can still purchase them in person at the NABJ convention registration area in the Philadelphia Convention Center. If you’ve missed any of the five previous parties (2006 in Indianapolis, 2007 in Las Vegas, 2008 in Chicago, 2009 in Tampa and 2010 in San Diego), you don’t want to miss this one.

The luxurious Whisper Night Club (1714 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103) is only a 15 minute walk (0.6 miles) from the Marriott Hotel or a 5-minute drive (1 mile). We recommend car pooling (if you are driving) or taking a cab to save your feet for dancing. Party goes from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. and ticket prices can be found right here and check out the party’s Facebook page to see who’s coming through on Thursday, August 4.


Join us for the 4th annual Sports Task Force Jam in Tampa, Fla.

The Legacy Started in Indy….
What Happened in Vegas, Stayed in Vegas…
We Tore The House Down in Chicago…

And now,

NABJ’s Sports Task Force Requests Your Presence at…

The 4th Annual NABJ Sports Task Force Jam

Sponsored by ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Mingle with top sports journalists including this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post and ESPN, ESPN’s Stuart Scott, Mike Hill, Jay Harris, CNN’s Stephanie Elam and Roland Martin; former Tampa Bay Buc’s quarterback and ESPN analyst Shaun King; Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier, Oklahoma City guard Chucky Atkins, ex-NBA coach and player Sam Mitchell. Don’t miss out on what has become one of NABJ’s most popular events.

Here’s the details:

When: Aug. 6, 2009, 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Where: Splitsville Luxury Lanes, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33602
Directions: A short walk or one trolley stop away from the host hotel the Marriott Waterside.
Attire: Casual, chic, dress to impress. No jerseys, hats, sunglasses permitted.

VIP Admission: $75 in advance; Limited to 75. $100 at door, if space is available.

VIP Guests: Participate in the Celebrity Bowling event; Hor’dervos and UNLIMITED premium alcohol from 10-11:30 p.m.; After 11:30 p.m. exclusive access to private bowling area, pool tables, and private designated bar. This area will be roped off and wrist bands to be provided.


Regular Admission :$20 general admission in advance; $35 at the door.

Regular Admission Guest: Free bowling between 10-11:30 p.m. for the first two hundred that purchase admission. *Please bring receipt with advance ticket purchases.

All proceeds support NABJ student scholarships.

For additional information, please contact Sports Task Force Chair, Gregory Lee Jr., 240.350.5912, or