Billy Blanks

Hello all! Jerm here with an update for you on not only a cool event, but one for a great cause!

Tae Bo® Creator, Billy Blanks® Will Lead Attempt to Break World Kickboxing Record
Tampa Event will be held on October 1st and benefit the National Autism Association
The National Autism Association (NAA) and fitness expert Billy Blanks® are putting out a call for people to gather in Tampa on October 1st, 2011 to be part of a history-making moment.   In a family-friendly event dubbed Autism Kick, participants will attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ for the largest kickboxing class ever assembled.  The current world record was set in Budapest, Hungary in 2009 where 2,336 participants kick-boxed for 11 minutes. 
The event will be held on Saturday, October 1st at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, home of the Tampa Yankees and New York Yankees Spring Training.  Along with being a part of history, participants will receive a commemorative Autism Kick T-shirt and sports water bottle.  

Opportunities to have an official event photo taken with Billy Blanks® or to join him at the   exclusive Steinbrenner Field DugOut Club Meet & Greet lunch and autograph signing are available for sign up to a limited number of people.  Those who cannot attend the Tampa event have the opportunity to participate online while raising autism awareness, funding and winning prizes.
NAA’s hotel partner and event sponsor, TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach is offering a special rate of $99 per night to attendees who would like to stay on the beach and make a weekend of this special event.
Autism is a national health crisis that now affects 1 in 110 children in the U.S.  Proceeds from Autism Kick will benefit NAA’s vital programs serving families affected by Autism.  For full details, or to register for Autism Kick, please visit  For media inquiries and event sponsorship opportunities, email Event Coordinator, Aimee Allenback at

That's it for now, but stay tuned in for more updates on things to do in Tampa Bay!