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GBK Honors ESPY Sports Stars and Raises Money for Charity with Gifting Suite and Poker Tournament

GBK's Gavin Keilly with Ed Moses

Celebrities and sport superstars came out to experience GBK Production’s Sports Gift Lounge in honor of the ESPYs. ESPY Awards’ Nominees and other special guests enjoyed a very exciting day of great music, delicious food, a celebrity poker tournament, charity fundraising and luxurious gifts at the W Hollywood.

Celebrities and sports stars that attended included Olympic Medalists: Aja Evans, Ed Moses, Jaime Anderson; multiple players from the Superbowl Winning Seattle Seahawks including Malcolm Smith; LA Lakers Ryan Kelly; Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs; Duke Ihenacho of the Denver Broncos; Renowned Boxer Victor Ortiz; and Actress / YMCMB Singer – Christina Milian.GBK has created a unique and effective blend of celebrity marketing, entertainment, and charity fundraising that is unparalleled.

Bradley Roby, Carol Rodriguez

Bradley Roby, Carol Rodriguez

Participating sponsors and celebrity guests were generous enough to allocate 100% of the proceeds to the Model Citizen Fund, which ended up being approximately $60,000. The Model Citizen Fund distributes life-sustaining backpacks filled with 150 items including food, health, and survival essentials for the homeless and disaster victims in order to give them the tools and support to help them get back on their feet.

Terrell Owens

Terrell Owens

DJ Wes Wes took over the sounds of the events and there were complimentary refreshments at the lounge including an open bar.

Operation Gratitude was also a benefiting charity who is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that annually sends 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters to U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions and also to their children.

My Life My Power, a non-profit charity who works with kids, parents and schools with issues such as bullying, drugs and alcohol, and dropouts also attended to spread their admirable message.

Echoes of Hope, a non-profit that strives to awaken the spirit of hope in the lives of emancipated foster youth also attended.

GBK CEO Gavin Gavin Keilly and boxer Victor Ortiz

GBK CEO Gavin Gavin Keilly and boxer Victor Ortiz

Zipz Wines offered wine in an elegant and portable wine glass made from PET plastic that may look like traditional glassware, but it is safe to use in places where glass could be dangerous.

Ripped Cream Protein Coffee Creamer was there gifting their delicious and protein loaded coffee creamer that comes in Chizzled Chocolate and Lean Vanilla Bean. It is a great nutritious bonus to your morning coffee, as it was explained that it is essential to get the proper nutrients within thirty minutes of waking up.

ROBDECHI gifted their premium Robdechi Snapbacks; they also have amazing scarves and outwear accessories.

The Pillow of Health is the first completely self adjustable healthy pillow where it is a perfect fit every time because of the ability to add or take out the material on the inside.

Daniel Bass, a jewelry designer based out of New York, gifted Tribal Dog Tags made in silver as well as palladium.

Terrell Owens with Daniel Bass Jewelry

Terrell Owens with Daniel Bass Jewelry

Ernst Benz gifted their premium watches that were comparable to the highest quality watches money can buy.

LIQRpop has revolutionized the world of popsicles with their delicious hard frozen confection with a full serving of alcohol contained separately inside. All it takes is a slight push from the bottom of the popsicle and alcohol flows into your mouth while the popsicle itself acts as a delicious chaser.

The Better Chip is a fun and delicious snack that comes in bold flavors and is so compatible with dipping sauces that it is typically found near the hummus and salsa aisles in stores.

David Barton Gym attended and gifted complimentary 6 month memberships to celebrities and sports stars.

Palace Resorts and Caribbean Living gifted a luxurious 4 night stay for two at Moon Palace compliments of Palace Resorts.

Phase-IV Scientific Health and Perfomance Center gifted a certificate to take the VO2 test, a science-based analysis of your current fitness and then offers an individualized workout plan.

Ernst Benz Watches

Ernst Benz Watches

Geekbox Speakers gifted their Mini Bluetooth Speaker/Jukebox, comparable to Beats’ Pill.

Hydrive Energy Water provied their light, non-carbonated drink with a hydrating energy boost that only contains 30 calories!

Beauty Kitchen gifted luxurious beauty products, and Chattem Inc. gifted their Icy Hot Smart Release

LG Electronics gifted their Bluetooth headphones

Christina Milian with LG Bluetooth Headphones

Christina Milian with LG Bluetooth Headphones

2k Sports gifted some of their videogames including Borderlands, Civilization V, as well as NBA2k.

Zumer Sport gifted their amazing products made out of sport ball material such as their business card holder made out of basketball material.

Tryst Electronic Smoking Products gifted their electronic cigars and hookahs and their gourmet e-juice flavors.

Maxim Mattress provided their limited edition, luxury mattresses.

Marcedes Lewis on the Maxim Mattress

Marcedes Lewis on the Maxim Mattress

Beauty Kitchen JH Design Group gifted their high-end jackets, and a lot of them were sports themed in honor of the ESPYs.

BestofLegacy gifted a $400 gift certificate towards their services as well.

Celebrity Poker Tournament As the gifting suite came to an end a celebrity poker tournament ensued to continue to raise money for the Model Citizen Fund. It began around 6:45pm and everyone surrounded the tables to watch celebrities and sports superstars have at it.

The rooftop of the W hotel went from relatively quiet and calm to filled with the whos who of Los Angeles in about one hour. The celebrity guest DJ began mixing at 10:00pm and the entertainment that was present was remarkable.

From contortionists to mermaids and even a popular synchronized swim team was present making the party amazing in every way.

Many came to support the Model Citizen Fund and BLOW Hookah had their hookah and smoking devices present to promote an excellent party.

GBK Poker Tournament Set Up

GBK Poker Tournament Set Up

GBK is well known for their glamorous gift lounges with luxurious trendy products. GBK continues to lead the celebrity gifting suite experience through their superb ability to promote products and charities while facilitating a wonderful environment for the attendees.

GBK is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by ESPN, the ESPY Awards, ABC, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, or The Hearst Corporation. www.gbkproductions.com _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

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