Saddlebrook Preparatory School 20th Anniversary Reunion and Graduation Celebration

The Tradition Lives On!
Join Fellow Alumni of Saddlebrook Prep As We Ignite Memories,
Recognize the Successes of Our Colleagues, and Revisit the Flourishing Sport and Academic Mecca...
Saddlebrook Preparatory School, Our Alma Mater!

Celebrate with us at our 20th Anniversary of Saddlebrook Prep, home of the unique program for committed student-athletes to master their games and excel at academics in the fully-accredited college-preparatory school. Reunite with friends from around the globe, and meet new interesting comrades who have shared in the rich past experiences of living, training, and learning at Saddlebrook Prep. You will be proud of the new and exciting developments and growth of the program, and of the many changes at Saddlebrook Resort. Enjoy congratulating the class of 2013 at their Graduation festivities.

The Saddlebrook Prep Reunion Weekend promises to be fun-filled and rewarding, as we reconvene and remember all the joys of the way we were and honor what we have become. We planned a full agenda for a great weekend together!

Scheduled events listed as "Package Inclusions" are part of the Saddlebrook Prep Anniversary Reunion Package May 30 to June 2, 2013. Some events and activities are listed at a special additional fee. These optional events and activities for all attendees are referenced in the inclusions of the three-night Reunion Package and are listed on the agenda and at their special additional fees. À la carte accommodation and event rates are available for those unable to take advantage of the specially priced three-night Reunion Package.

Make plans to attend this momentous gathering and to reconnect with others celebrating and appreciating a great part of your lives!

Saddlebrook Prep 20th Anniversary Reunion and Graduation Celebration Agenda

May 30 to June 2, 2013

Thursday - May 30, 2013
4:00pm -5:00pm Welcome Reception Sponsored by the Class of 2013: "Glad You Came Back!" with a Cash Bar
6:00pm Graduation Ceremony
7:00pm Graduation Dinner with Sal Paolantonio as the Keynote Speaker (Please register by 5/27/2013.) 
Friday - May 31, 2013
8:00am Optional Scramble Golf Tournament and Golf Awards Luncheon ($50 per person for interested players. Please register by 5/27/2013.)
10:00pm - 2:00am Optional Off-Property Excursion to Evening Clubs of Tampa (Transportation per person depends upon number registering by 5/27/2013. $20 - $40 per person expected. Minimum number required.)
Saturday - June 1, 2013
9:00am - 11:00am Optional Intensive Tennis Work-Out Program ($75 per person for interested players, including refreshments. Please register by 5/27/2013.)
7:00pm Farewell Barbeque Dinner (Please register by 5/27/2013.)
Sunday - June 2, 2013
  Departures. NOTE: Additional nightly rates are available for those wishing to extend their stays before or after 5/30 to 6/2/2013.

Reunion Package Inclusions:

  • Accommodations (Deluxe Guest Room, 1, 2, or 3 Bedroom Suite)
  • Free World-Renowned Golf and Tennis Mini-Clinics (as scheduled)
  • Fitness Center Access and Various Fitness Activities Daily
  • Welcome Reception (with cash bar) - 4pm May 30, 2013
  • Graduation Ceremony - 6pm May 30, 2013
  • Graduation Dinner with Keynote Speaker Sal Paolantonio - 7pm May 30, 2013
  • Farewell Barbeque – 7pm June 1, 2013
  • Special Reunion Golf Rate ($40 per person; greens fees & cart) - May 30 to June 2, 2013
  • Special Tennis Clinic Rates* ($100 per person: half-day or full-day) - May 30 to June 2, 2013
  • Spa Special* (call for details, reservations, and pricing)
  • S’Kids Club* at Family-Friendly Prices
  • Discounted Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, or LEGOLAND Tickets**
  • Saddlebrook Amenities to Enhance Your Vacation***

Package Options/Attendee Event Options (described in agenda above):

  • Scramble Golf Tournament and Awards Luncheon - 8am May 31, 2013
  • Off-Property Excursion to Evening Clubs of Tampa - 10pm May 31, 2013
  • Intensive Tennis Work-Out Program - 9am June 1, 2013
Sal Paolantonio

Sal Paolantonio

Graduation Dinner Keynote Speaker

Sal Paolantonio, the Saddlebrook Prep Graduation Dinner Keynote Speaker, is a longtime supporter of Saddlebrook and its sports endeavors. He understands the life-long value of sports in the lives of the graduates, such as the student-athletes proud to be a part of the Saddlebrook Prep tradition.

"Saddlebrook is my home away from home. My wife and three daughters have been coming to the resort for 25 years, enjoying the five-star facilities and extraordinary service. Most of all, we love the Harry Hopman tennis center, where all three of our girls learned a sport that has become part of their life and lifestyle," Sal Paolantonio, National Correspondent, ESPN.

Sal Paolantonio has been a national correspondent for ESPN since 1995, covering the NFL for SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, and He is the host of the NFL Matchup Show on Sunday mornings on ESPN. He is also a contributor to World News Tonight and Good Morning America on ABC-TV. He has won six Emmy awards for his contributions to SportsCenter and Sunday NFL Countdown. He is a voting member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee in Canton, Ohio.

He is the author of three books: How Football Explains America (2008) ; The Paolantonio Report: the Most Overrated and Underrated Players, Coaches, Teams and Moments in NFL History; (2007) and Frank Rizzo: The Last Big Man in Big City America (1993), the all-time No. 1 bestseller in the Philadelphia region. He was a professor in the English Department at St. Joseph’s University from 2002 to 2009. From 1985 to 1995, he was a sportswriter and national political correspondent at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In 1983, Paolantonio retired from the United States Navy as a full lieutenant, serving in the South Pacific. In 1981, he was awarded the United Nations Meritorious Service Medal for supervising the rescue of Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea.

He lives in Moorestown, N.J. with his wife. They have three grown daughters.


Rates are per adult, per night
May 30 to June 2, 2013
Additional Nightly Room Rates Available
3 Night Minimum Single Double Triple Quad Quint Sextet
Deluxe Guest Room $110 $65        
One Bedroom Suite $130 $75        
Two Bedroom Suite   $90 $67 $55    
Three Bedroom Suite     $97 $78 $66 $59



CALL 813.907.4401 OR 800.729.8383 EXT. 4401; OR EMAIL to make reservations.


Package Policies
An advance deposit equal to your nightly rate will be collected at the time reservations are confirmed. Deposits must be received to guarantee availability of accommodations. All cancelations of reservations must be received by 3 pm 72 hours prior to arrival to receive a complete deposit refund.

* Call for details, reservations, pricing, and availability.

** Discounted Busch Gardens and Adventure Island or LEGOLAND tickets may be purchased conveniently at Saddlebrook. NOTE: Busch Gardens is OPEN year-round. Adventure Island is OPEN 7 days a week from March 9 - September 2, 2013; it is OPEN weekends only September 7 - October 13, 2013; and it is CLOSED October 14, 2013 - March 8, 2014. NOTE: LEGOLAND© Florida is OPEN 7 days a week, but may be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during specific periods. LEGOLAND© Water Park is CLOSED November 1, 2012 - March 8, 2013. LEGOLAND© Water Park is OPEN March 9, 2013 through August 31, 2013, with select Spring dates CLOSED. LEGOLAND© Water Park is OPEN weekends only September 1 - October 31, 2013. (Ticket options and dates are subject to change without notice.)

*** Saddlebrook Amenities include daily Fitness Center admittance, various fitness activities, toll free calls and local calls up to 30 minutes, standard high-speed wireless internet access in the sleeping rooms and public areas, daily in-room "self-serve" coffee & tea, and daily newspaper delivery.

Rates and offers are subject to applicable taxes, availability, and change.
No room charge for children under 16 sharing with an adult.