Following the success of the Amanyara Legends program launched earlier this year, the Turks & Caicos resort welcomes a collaboration with NFL football greats Demarcus Lawrence, a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, and Xavien Howard, a cornerback for the Miami Dolphins, who will hold football clinics for resort guests on June 25 and 26.

The Legends program provides Amanyara guests with exclusive access to icons in the world of sports through a series of clinics held throughout the year. Tennis great Maria Sharapova and doubles champions the Bryan brothers as well as basketball player Kevin Love have held multi-day clinics earlier this year.

“We are delighted to welcome these two NFL superstars to Amanyara,” says Ian White, general manager. “These residencies continue to elevate the one-of-a-kind experiences at the resort and our guests really enjoy these special opportunities to play with sports legends who they might only see from afar at a game.”

Demarcus and Xavien, both two-time Pro Bowlers and All Pros, will be in residence over two days for adult football clinics. Children can attend the pre-game refreshments and guests can spend some downtime with the professionals at cocktails and dinner the final evening. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Edward C. Garland Youth Centre, a local nonprofit organization.

“We are excited that Demarcus and Xavien will be part of the Amanyara Legends program,” says David Canter, president and CEO of DEC Management, representatives for the players. “They are both fun, engaging guys who will make the football clinics a really great experience for the guests.”

Rates for the 90-minute sessions (pre-game refreshments plus 75 minute clinics) are $375 per person and the special dinner with the players is $600 per person.

Demarcus Lawrence, defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, is a two-time Pro Bowler and an All-Pro. Demarcus’ play on the field combined with his aggressive passion to help others off the field led him to becoming the highest paid Dallas Cowboy in NFL history in April 2019. Demarcus gives back to the community through many events helping kids, first responders, and, in previous years, through football camps in his hometown of Aiken, South Carolina. 

Xavien Howard is a cornerback for the Miami Dolphins. A two-time All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler, Xavien was the NFL Leader in interceptions twice in his career, as recently as this year, where he had 10 interceptions, which was the most in a season since 2007. Xavien was a finalist for the NFL Defensive Player of the year this past season. Xavien doesn’t forget where he came from and enjoys holding events that encourage kids to live out their dreams and to never stop working hard to accomplish their goals.

Located on a pristine stretch of a private white sand beach in Turks & Caicos, Amanyara offers a tranquil and rejuvenating getaway for travellers searching for seclusion and access to the great outdoors and nearby marine life. Removed from the rest of the world, Amanyara is set on the shores of an 18,000 acre nature reserve complete with newly refurbished standalone pavilions that embrace indoor-outdoor living, each with a terrace and wooden sundeck surrounded by coastal vegetation.

Amanyara’s abundance of space makes it an ideal location for sports and recreation with guests able to take advantage of outdoor tennis courts, a full size soccer field, and a professional boxing studio, as well as wellness activities.

Amanyara offers Covid testing on property for travelers to meet the requisite travel requirements for return back to the US.

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