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
MIAMI, FL (February 2, 2020) – 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.
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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 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.
YachtCreators, an award-winning yacht company celebrating its 20th anniversary and global partner of Oasis House, showcased their latest creation, LeVen Yachts. The innovatively designed $10 million 90-foot luxury yacht hosted select VIP guests.
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.
Luxury auction items included: three Lamborghinis, featuring one $275,000 Lamborghini SUV Urus, a Lotus Evora GT 2020, a Karma Revero GT 2020, a three-day charter to the Bahamas on the newly designed LeVen Yacht ($50,000 value), two global memberships to Oasis House ($20,000 value), a Lamborghini Esperienza racing experience for two (winner gets to race a Lamborghini on a racetrack with the pro Lamborghini team), a 3L bottle of COUP champagne ($5,000 value) signed by attending celebrities and sports players, one of a kind Shepard Fairey designed NFL Helmet ($2,000 value), and a Halloween Supercar Run for two. Also being auctioned off was a 2021 Super Bowl Experience for two, including 100 upper level corner seats located in the first 20 rows for the Super Bowl LV on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida ($9,500 value).
Launched in 1997 by President and Founder Marc Pollick, The Giving Back Fund is a national nonprofit that creates and manages charitable foundations and philanthropic projects for high net worth individuals, celebrities, athletes, business entrepreneurs and corporations. Big Game Big Give aims to put philanthropy center stage on arguably the world’s biggest stage, Super Bowl Saturday night. To date, Big Game Big Give has raised more than $10 million for worthwhile causes around the globe.
“Big Game Big Give is our way of celebrating philanthropy while paying homage to the unique culture and spirit of the Super Bowl’s host city,” stated Marc Pollick. “Together we can make a difference in this world and the mission of this event is to do that by raising funds and increasing awareness for a multitude of national charities and local nonprofits in Miami that are helping communities in need.”
For more information, visit givingback.org.
About The Giving Back Fund
The Giving Back Fund is a national nonprofit organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving by professional athletes, celebrities, high net worth individuals, existing nonprofit organizations, corporations and others who truly desire to give back. We provide philanthropic consulting, management and administrative services while operating as a flexible, convenient vehicle for establishing individual foundations and fiscally sponsored projects under a governance structure like that of a community foundation. By offering a straightforward and cost-effective approach to philanthropy, high-level expertise and professional services, and carefully targeted giving opportunities. The Giving Back Fund helps those who want to give back to society and to the communities that have nurtured them. For more information, please visit www.givingback.org.