Buddy Fruits Gives Free Tickets to Sony Open

Forget Ultra for a minute, because there's another huge event beginning in Miami today that offers far greater pleasures for those of us into sports.

Sony Open Tennis matches start today, March 18, at 10 a.m. and continue through Sunday, March 31. Like Ultra, the tournament can be exhausting -- especially for attendees during the first week of matches when they're running from court to court as multiple matches are played simultaneously.

Buddy Fruits, the official healthful fruit snack of the Sony Open, is giving away 100 percent all-fruit snacks, smoothies, and bites at Crandon Park Tennis Center.

Look for the company's booth at the entrance. The smoothies and drinks come in handy pouches, and the bites and chips are made from 100 percent fruit with no preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings. Plus, they're handier than carrying around a bag of fruit at the event (a banana in your pocket is always awkward) -- and more healthful than grabbing a hot dog.

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Buddy Fruits and Short Order are giving you two chances to score tickets

to the Sony Open so you can experience great tennis while you're

snacking on some healthful treats.

To win a pair of tickets to the

Saturday, March 23 morning session (with access to all the matches),

simply leave a comment on this post stating your favorite tennis player at this year's Sony Open and why. We'll choose one winner at random March 21,so be

sure to register your comment with a valid email address (or Facebook

or Twitter) so we can reach you.

Buddy Fruits is also giving away

a pair of tickets to the women's finals on Saturday, March 30. Simplly follow Buddy Fruits on Instagram

(@BuddyFruits) and upload a picture of yourself outdoors with Buddy

Fruits with hashtag #buddyfruitsoutdoor. The winner will be chosen March 21. Complete

details are on Buddy Fruits' Facebook page.

Let the smiling and the hashtagging begin!

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss