In honor of the Pro Bowl, I’m going to tell you an unbelievable story from 5 years ago. It all started when my guy friends asked if I wanted to compete in a football competition with them…
Bud Light hosted these football Fan Camps around the country with a chance to win a trip to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl and compete against the other winners the next day. Well, our team won the South Carolina market and were headed to Hawaii in January of 2012. It was so random my mom didn’t believe me when I told her, up until we received our plane tickets.
Thomas & Ed flew out a few days early to take advantage of the free vacation thanks to Bud Light. I came out 1 day early and no joke, dropped my stuff at the hotel and went straight to the hotel where I met Warren Sapp. That’s when I knew this was going to be an epic trip.
That night the three of us explored Waikiki and then I finally crashed from the jet lag.The next day we decided to check out Diamond Head and hike to the top. Those views were worth every step and that water was so blue! We also considered the hike a work out for our upcoming competition..
On the way back we checked out the Pro Bowl trophy, then hit up the lagoon by our hotel and threw the football around. That afternoon our 4th team member, Taylor arrived in town!
Perks of being on a Bud Light hosted trip? Literally all the Bud Light gear & products everywhere at the hotel.
That Sunday was the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. We had entry to a pre-game tailgate and met some Hawaiian celebrities and got autographs from Calvin Johnson, Erik Dickerson & co. The Pro Bowl itself was kinda boring tbh. Most of the players played just enough to look good, but not get injured and we ended up leaving at half time to grab pizza by the hotel.
That Monday was the big event for us: competing in the final Bud Light Fan Camp at Aloha Stadium against the other state winners. We did alright, but didn’t win. Cool perk: Kicking two 20 yd field goals on the same field a bunch of professionals played on the day before. After working that morning, it was nice to just relax by the pool & lagoon the rest of the afternoon..
We spent our last day exploring Oahu before catching our red eye and flying back to the mainland. Taylor’s friend was stationed out there and picked the 4 of us up and gave us a tour of the island.
We even stopped by the North Shore and checked out the Volcom Pipe Pro surf tournament before heading back to grab our bags and go.
This was by far one of the craziest vacations I’ve ever been on, and the fact it was free made it even better. I can’t believe it’s already been 5 years and loved reliving this fun trip with some of my best guy friends!
Now time to prep for my Falcons being in the Super Bowl!!