The 2nd annual Big Game Big Give invitation-only fundraiser benefiting The Giving Back Fund raised more than $200,000 for charity on Super Saturday, the night before Super Bowl in Miami.
With the help of host Transformers director Michael Bay, and his beautiful waterfront estate as its backdrop, over 350 celebrities, athletes and business leaders united for philanthropy. The spectacular event was produced by MMG, an event-marketing agency based in Miami and New York, and was voted the number one Super Bowl party on ESPN’s party report.
Included in the star-studded night was the debut of Aston Martin’s new four-door sports car, the Rapide. The elite crowd toasted Michael Bay alongside The Giving Back Fund’s Founder and President, Marc Pollick, while enjoying a pairing menu created by Jonathan Eismann’s Pacific Time restaurant and Dewar’s Signature cocktails. Each guest received a gift from Spanx for Men and Hydroxycut.
Guests included Adam Sandler, AnnaLynne McCord, Chace Crawford, Chris Rock, David Spade, Ed Westwick, Gavin Degraw, Ken Dorsey, Jessica Szohr, Karina Smirnoff, Katie Cassidy, Kellan Lutz and many more famous faces from the worlds of entertainment and sport.
The Giving Back Fund (GBF) is a national public charity established in 1997 that seeks to cultivate and nurture a new group of philanthropists within the sports, entertainment, and business communities and to help establish role models who will inspire others to give back. In pursuit of this mission, The Giving Back Fund has provided philanthropic consulting, management and programs to more than 100 athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and other high net worth individuals who are focused on increasing the impact of their philanthropy. To date, The Giving Back Fund has overseen the distribution of more than $20,000,000 of charitable grants within the United States and other countries, and has developed dozens of unique scholarship, mentoring, performing arts camps, and other types of philanthropic programs. For additional information, click here.