The arrival will take place on the east side of the Florida State Capitol building at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Please arrive around 2:30 p.m. as the team will be arriving at 3:00 p.m. sharp! Plan on wearing shorts and lots of sunscreen! It is traditionally very warm that day, so please be prepared.
The Gear Up Florida host hotel will be the DoubleTree Hilton (101 S. Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301). We have arranged for a special rate of $119 per night. You can make an online reservation by clicking here, or call the DoubleTree Hotel at
1 (877) 800-2652 (reference group code GU2 or mention Gear Up Florida Parent Block). The cutoff date for this group rate is Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
**Parents do not need to make reservations for team members on the evening of May 25, 2019. The Ability Experience will make these reservations.
An awards reception to celebrate the accomplishments of the Gear Up Florida team will be held at Andrews Bar & Grill (228 S. Adams Street) on the evening of Saturday, May 25. A social hour will precede the awards reception and will begin at 6:00 p.m. The awards reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. The attire for the evening is business casual, and we are expecting over 75 family, friends and Pi Kappa Phis to be in attendance. Cost for this event will be $35 per guest.
To make your reception reservations, you will need to do the following:
Reserve your hotel room (not your team member’s) with the host hotel: DoubleTree Hotel Reservations
Click here to purchase tickets for the 2019 Gear Up Florida Awards Reception. Deadline to register in advance is Wednesday, May 22, 2019. On-site registration will be available at a higher price.
For questions regarding the Gear Up Florida arrival, please contact Chelsea Ball at (980) 318-5395.