ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Tuesday, June 2, 2015) – The Atlantic City Sports Commission held a press conference this morning to kick off the third annual Veterans Offshore Grand Prix powerboat race series.

The Atlantic City Sports Commission, powered by Meet AC has partnered with the New Jersey Offshore Powerboat Racing Association to bring back the Atlantic City Veterans Offshore Grand Prix, which is the second race of the 2015, “ROAR AT THE JERSEY SHORE,” powerboat race series presented by GEICO.

This year, the Veterans Offshore Grand Prix powerboat race will be returning to Atlantic City for the third year in a row with the support of GEICO, the Atlantic City Sports Commission and the Golden Nugget Hotel Casino and Marina. The world’s fastest boats will return to the beautiful beaches of Atlantic City the weekend of June 19. “We are thrilled to have the Offshore Grand Prix coming back to Atlantic City. Race weekend will provide Atlantic City with a great opportunity to showcase all of the great things we have to offer outside of the casinos! With the race being at the end of June, we expect great weather for an outstanding event,” stated Tom Pohlman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Atlantic City Veterans Offshore Grand Prix. This event is widely known and is a staple event to have here in Atlantic City,” said Jim Wood, President and CEO of Meet AC.

 “As we are in the third year of this event, we are excited to see the support of the event grow. The support from the city, hotels, casinos and the race teams has been amazing! The racing along the beaches will be breathtaking and most importantly we are giving back to our veterans and the youth of the Atlantic City school district. Atlantic City offers world class hotels, casinos, restaurants, beaches, shopping, entertainment and much more! AC has it all,” stated Dave Patnaude, Race Chairman and Director of the NJ Offshore Powerboat Racing Association.

The race will take place on Sunday, June 21 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. along the Atlantic City coastline. The race will start at the Steel Pier and will end at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. This event will be free and open to the public. Other race locations included Seaside Heights this past weekend and Hoffman’s Marina in Brielle the week of July 6.

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About Meet AC               
Meet AC, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c)(6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group formerly operated under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, will focus on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services. For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit Follow us on Facebook at and Twitter at @Meet_AC.

About the Atlantic City Sports Commission
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.


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