Benny, Tico and Jai-a-Lou are coming - tournament Saturday August 22nd 4pm

Jai-alai "ambassador" Benny will make his Puryear Park debut later this month, along with current Miami player Tico, and former Newport player Jai-a-Lou. The trio will be taking a 3-day jai-alai getaway vacation August 20-23.

A big tournament, which will be our biggest one ever, is scheduled for Augusts 22nd, a Saturday, beginning at 4pm.

Other performances will be scheduled while they are here including one on Thursday. A jai-alai party will be held in the museum Friday night, August 20th.

Players are urged to register as soon as possible for the event by Wednesday August 12th. A full program will be available. Please register as a front or backcourter. Spectators are also urged to attend.

Benny is perhaps the most popular jai-alai "personality" in the world and is the current player manager for Dania Jai-alai, which is being remodeled and reopening the end of the year.

Tico is a star frontcourt player on the Miami roster with about a .400 win %. He is currently on vacation this month.

Jai-a-Lou is a familiar face now, helping out the NJAA on opening day in 2008 and appearing in several tournaments the past few years. He is a former Newport jai-alai player, dog racing owner, and was the PR man for Dania Jai-alai.

The tournament will be called the 7 1/2 year anniversary event, because none was held this past April.


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