SOURCE: Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park

Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park

August 29, 2013 16:07 ET

NJ Water Park Owner Finalist in Circle of Excellence CEO Awards

Sahara Sam's Oasis CEO Ilya Girlya a Final Contender for SmartCEO Philadelphia

WEST BERLIN, NJ--(Marketwired - Aug 29, 2013) - CEO Ilya Girlya of Sahara Sam's Oasis, an indoor and outdoor water park, is now a finalist in the prestigious SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Awards. The contending CEOs are comprised of 30 executives who have demonstrated progressive leadership and innovation within the fourth largest US market, Philadelphia. Ilya Girlya is the only water park CEO to make the finals.

Ilya was nominated for the program based on the extensive philanthropic work he has been able to accomplish in conjunction with the year round water park. Perhaps most notably, The SAMBULANCE Safety Education Program, a nonprofit program offering complimentary water safety education to schools and community groups. Additionally, the water park hosts SEAS or Special Evenings at Sam's that provide discounted, judgment-free evenings for individuals with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends.

Sahara Sam's Oasis which opened in 2009 has already seen industry recognition for innovation with its unique retractable roof system and recently completed 2-acre $6.5 million dollar outdoor water park expansion. Of the 30 finalists, 10 winners will be announced live at the Circle of Excellence Award Ceremony October 17th in their respective categories.

Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park of West Berlin, New Jersey was founded in March of 2009. The facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high value entertainment the entire year with 58 of its 68-thousand square feet under a retractable roof system. Park features include arcade systems, surfing simulators, a wave pool, leisure swim areas, the world's tallest ropes course, numerous water attractions, slides and more. A 2013 expansion added 2 acres of outdoor water park attractions and increased park capacity by 50%. A recipient of the 2011 Silver International Aquatic Safety Award, the park prides itself on local ownership, cleanliness, safety, and affordability.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Chris Peters
    Director of Marketing
    Sahara Sam's Oasis
    535 N Route 73
    West Berlin, NJ 08091
    (856) 767-7580 x 106
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