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Celebrity Bartender Night To Benefit Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon®

Re-mark your calendars – there has been a date change for the Celebrity Bartender Night to benefit the Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon. The event will take place on MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2003, from 5pm to 8pm at Nicole's Village Tavern located at 12300 South Shore Boulevard, in Wellington, Florida.

WELLINGTON, FLORIDA – November 25, 2003 – A host of celebrities from the equestrian world who are participating in the upcoming Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon will serve up wine and spirits at Nicole’s Village Tavern in Wellington, Florida, on December 7, 2003, from 5pm to 8pm as a fundraiser for the event. Nicole’s, a popular restaurant and bar located at 12300 South Shore Boulevard in Wellington, will donate a percentage of the evening’s bar tab, the entire tip jar, and a percentage of a special menu to the Triathlon.

The Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon will be held December 27, 2003, at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show grounds in Wellington, Florida. The beneficiary of this year’s Triathlon is the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

At Nicole’s Celebrity Bartender Night, Samantha Charles, publisher of Sidelines magazine and founder of the Triathlon, will be joined behind the bar by a stellar crew including show jumping Olympian Mason Phelps, Jr.; Jennifer Prior, DVM, of the Village Animal Clinic, a presenting sponsor of the Triathlon; Gigi Stetler of RV Sales of Broward, a Triathlon Team sponsor, along with three riders on her team – six-goal polo player Martin Estrada, show jumping Olympian Nona Garson, and dressage Olympian Bent Jensen. Show jumping star and USET member Candice King and Pan American dressage gold medallist Lynda Alicki, who are both playing on John Goodman’s International Polo Club Palm Beach team, will also be playing bartender for the cocktail hours. And Gold Coast Dressage Association Trainer of the Year John Zopatti is sure to add his special blend of humor to his special blend of mixed drinks.

The public is invited to attend this special event in support of the Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon and the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida,


Gates at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club open at noon and the Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon kicks off with a parade at 1pm on December 27, 2003. The Triathlon will feature competition in dressage, show jumping, and polo, plus activities for the whole family including a silent auction, pony rides, clowns, hair braiding for kids, and shopping at vendor booths. A half-time show will entertain before chukkers. Wrapping up the festivities will be an Olympic-style awards presentation for the athletes and a wish presentation to one of the Make-A-Wish children.

General admission tickets are $10, with children 12 and under admitted free. VIP tables in the Jockey Club overlooking the Internationale Arena are $750, which includes seating for six and the Outback Steakhouse lamb-and-shrimp buffet. Non-reserved seating in the Jockey Club is $150 per person and includes the buffet. Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon sponsorship packages are available.

For more information about the Celebrity Bartender Night at Nicole’s or the Outback/Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon, contact Sidelines, 11320 Fortune Circle, Suite G-14, Wellington, FL 33414; Tel: (561) 790-6506; Fax: (561) 790-6686; Email:; Website:


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