PHOTOS AND RECAP of GBK’s Exclusive 2015 pre-ESPY Awards July 13th WITH EXCLUSIVE GIFT LOUNGE & POKER TOURNAMENT
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GBK hosted their Exclusive Gift Lounge & Poker Tournament at The Andaz Hotel on Monday July 13th. Celebrity supporters included: David Lee,Festus Ezeli, Andy Dalton, Shawn Johnson,Merril Hoge, John Sclley, Lamarr Houston,Jalen Rose, Justil Pugh, John Moffitt, AkbarGbaja-biamila, Kirk Morrison, Kaelin Burnett,Seyi Aijrotutu, Shawne Merriman, DukeIhenacho, Omar Bolden, Donovan Morgan,RayShaun Kizer, Dallas Friday, Kenny Lofton, Harper Hill, John Deluca, Roger Cross, Nicole Williams, Natalie Halcro, Olivia Pierson, and Kiki Shepard. The event began with a gifting suite where the honored guests were given products ranging from men’s facial products, haircuts, jewelry and much more. Following the gift lounge the space was transformed from the gifting lounge to a poker area where the guests were encouraged to try their luck in a poker tournament.
The cable TV sports channel ESPN presented the ESPY Award Show to honor winning athletes, as well as entertainers, at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood on July 15th, 2015. In preparation of the upcoming award show, the illustrious Gavin Keilly, CEO and creator of GBK Productions, hosted GBK’s pre-ESPY Awards Gift Lounge on Monday, July 13th at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood.
The presenting sponsor for the pre-ESPY Awards Gift Lounge was ZIRH Men’s Skincare. Charities that donated their time included KIDS in the GAME, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc., Model Citizen Fund, and Falcons Youth and Family Services. Unite4Good was also on hand to promote acts of kindness and positivity. As guests entered the gift lounge taking in the tunes the Party DJ GoodBoyMorgan was spinning, bartenders prepared the guests cocktails created with AsomBrosco Tequila and other concoctions. Ike’s Love & Sandwiches from San Francisco served tasty sandwiches and let the guests choose from an assortment of attractive tee shirts featuring Ike’s logo. Dale Energy and Cheribundi handed out beverages that complimented the sandwiches. Violet Iodine promoted an iodine pill and had delicious cupcakes to sample. Plague HD handed out their unique brand of toothpaste which blasts away at dental plaque. The toothpaste went well with the attractive toothbrush the brand Woodzee offered. The Woodzee group also presented stylish eyewear with frames made of vegetable plastic and other natural products.
To get in shape and tone the body, Ferocious Nutrition gifted Natural Testosterone & HGH Booster to male athletes. Lalo Fitness offered training sessions and a gift certificate toward Lalo’s Lifestyle Fitness Vacation. Soma Soul featured a workout routine displaying their unique exercise machine. Guests were gifted Copper Tough Compression Sleeves for athletes and regular folk who experience sore elbows and knees. After a workout, an athlete might enjoy reading a copy of Caribbean Living Magazine in the gorgeous Health Mate Infrared Sauna that was available on order with a gift certificate special.
Hairstylists at The Barber Lounge were on hand to trim hair and offer haircare products. Other beauty suppliers at the event were The Beauty Kitchen, and DERMAFFECT. MyIntentProject created innovative charms on the spot to be worn on a chain. The people at this booth asked the guests to select a word, any word, and on the spot created that same word on a metal disc that was strung on a chain or bracelet. A lovely lady patiently hammered the word “Patience” onto a brass disc. Guests and many of the staffers at the gift suite were seen sporting these lovely charms. The jewelry worked with tee shirts and other apparel that JH Design Group presented, as well as MTHEMOVEMENT. Vessel showed off their custom luxury handbags. BESTofLEGACY offered celebrities customized leather scrapbooks designed with the star’s press clippings, photos and memorabilia.
In the evening, celebrities enjoyed a poker tournament that was set up at Andaz Hotel. Once again, GBK hosted a phenomenal gifting event.
Written By Anthea
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