Big Game Big Give: Super Bowl Week’s Most Exclusive Celebrity Charity Event in Miami Puts Philanthropy Center Stage
Michael Bay, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Jamie Foxx Co-Host Star-Studded VIP Party on Star Island Honoring Jim Brown and featuring Ray Lewis.
The Giving Back Fund’s Big Game Big Give (BGBG) presented by Oasis House, was the largest celebrity charity event during Super Bowl weekend in Miami, raising much needed funds to benefit national philanthropic advancement and local Miami nonprofits including Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The A-list philanthropic event gathered dozens of celebrities, city and national dignitaries, players and artists at a private $65 million estate on Star Island in Miami Beach last night.
The exclusive affair co-hosted by famed filmmaker Michael Bay and award-winning actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul featured a special live performance by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, who also emceed and co-hosted the event.
Pro Football Hall of Famer, All-Time leading rusher for the Cleveland Browns, American football legend and social activist Jim Brown was honored with The Giving Back Fund’s annual Philanthropic Achievement Award, presented by Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl XXXV MVP Ray Lewis. Mayor of Miami Francis X. Suarez presented Jim Brown with a key to the city of Miami. The event also featured a musical performance by singer Kevin Lyttle and appearances by actors Scott Eastwood, Keegan-Michael Key, Cuba Gooding Jr., and model Karolina Kurkova. Other dignitaries in attendance included Mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos A. Gimenez and Governor of California Gavin Newsom. Hall of Fame sportscaster Lesley Visser hosted the red carpet.
Throughout the night, guests participated in silent and live auctions; enjoyed curated cocktail stations from multiple brands including Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston’s signature mezcal, Dos Hombres; and indulged in delicious catering by award-winning chef Adrianne Calvo. This year’s theme for the event was “Miami Through the Decades” showcasing the city’s art and fashion through the years.
In addition, Oasis House, a private membership club offering a wellness oasis and VIP hospitality experience for an affluent community, hosted an exclusive all-encompassing wellness activation and hemp-based, CBD-focused dinner and drink pairing experience for 50 select celebrities like Cuba Gooding JR and Karolina Kurkova and VIPS in an adjacent 1930’s historic home within the estate. This unique VIP lounge experience included a hemp- based, CBD-infused upscale dinner menu in partnership with Colorado-based, hemp-based CBD industry pioneer Charlotte’s Web; master blend tastings, and an herbal paired dinner by celebrity chef Max Hardy.
Throughout the event, a mixology performance took place courtesy of FREEHOLD Miami featuring Rebirth Elixirs, Rise Coffee Brewing Co., and Crook & Marker Hard Seltzer; as well as a fully integrated hemp-based, CBD-infusion cocktail bar; cigar lounge; and live entertainment and art by Karla De Lara.
Other event sponsors and special event activations included: Dos Hombres Espadin Mezcal; Prestige Imports; Lamborghini, LUXnow; SunTrust; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Ghost Tequila, Rums of Puerto Rico, Old Forester and Fords Gin.
For more information, visit givingback.org.
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