Visit Sarasota County launches #BraveLikeNik Twitter contest

Lynn Hobeck Bates, 941-955-0991 Ext. 103
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Visit Sarasota County launches #BraveLikeNik Twitter contest

SARASOTA, Fla. (October 28, 2014) – With all eyes on high wire artist Nik Wallenda as he attempts to cross the Chicago River on a high wire while blindfolded on Sunday, November 2, Visit Sarasota County invites fans to win a trip to Wallenda’s hometown of Sarasota, Florida.

Promoted exclusively on Twitter, the campaign started Monday, October 27 and will end on Monday, November 3, 2014.  Wallenda fans can enter by telling Visit Sarasota County why they are brave just like Nik is brave for walking across the Chicago River on a high wire while blindfolded. Fans must reply to a @VisitSarasota tweet or tag @VisitSarasota and use the hashtag #BraveLikeNik in their post.  Fans will win roundtrip airfare for two via Orbitz, a three night stay at the Beach Club on Siesta Key, and a $100 AMEX gift card.
For more details, go to Visit Sarasota County’s Twitter handle @VisitSarasota.

For media inquiries, please contact Lynn Hobeck Bates at 941-955-0991 Ext. 103 or [email protected].


About Sarasota County
Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named "America's Best Beach" in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed "Home of the American Circus," Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit or call (941) 706-1253