Hawaiian Holiday with Dick Vitale to Benefit Cancer Research

Lou Holtz, Chris Berman, Nick Bollettieri, and other sports celebs host one-of-a-kind getaway to benefit The V Foundation

Join host Dick Vitale, along with Nick Bollettieri, Lou Holtz, Chris Berman, and other celebrated ESPN personalities for five days of sports, sunshine, and special events on one of the most beautiful islands in the world—Maui. Even better? Five hundred dollars of each fare will be directed to The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

“This trip offers guests the opportunity to spend time with legendary coaches, players and sports analysts,” says Malaka Hilton, owner and president of AuthentEscapes. The program kicks off at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea on Wednesday July 28, 2010, with a Q&A and welcome reception with sports personalities, and concludes on Sunday, August 1, with a star-studded luau prepared by Hawaiian fusion chef Roy Yamaguchi of Roy’s Restaurants.

Over the course of the trip, guests will have the opportunity to join celebrated sports personalities and players for championship golf and tennis. “It’s not just a vacation,” says Hilton. “For serious sports fans, this trip is a dream come true!”

“Fun in the sun, playing golf and tennis, hitting the beach, and helping The V Foundation battle cancer—sounds like a perfect vacation to me,” says Vitale. “The Four Seasons Resort in Maui puts the ‘awe’ in awesome, baby!”

Guests can round out their tropical vacation with biking, snorkeling and canoe excursions, deep sea fishing, off-road ATV tours, and spa treatments. Bookings may be made with a Virtuoso-Member Travel Advisor or by contacting AuthentEscapes directly at 866-994-9814 or 941-536-0015.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, the legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, the organization has raised more than $90 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. For more information on The V Foundation , visit

AuthentEscapes pairs iconic figures in food, wine, sports, entertainment, and global culture with the world’s most exotic destinations. Hilton describes these exclusive travel experiences as, “Over-the-top activities and events that are all about the ‘wow-factor.’ Our travelers meet influential people and gain access to special places that leave them with memories and experiences they will treasure for a lifetime.”

AuthentEscapes is located at 1284 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. For more information about this trip or others, call 941-536-0015, or visit

About AuthentEscapes

AuthentEscapes, a division of Florida-based Admiral Travel International Inc., is a Virtuoso-member tour operator with offices in Sarasota, Los Angeles, and Cairo. For more information, visit