GBK Honors the 2016 ESPY Awards’ Nominees and Presenters with the Cooper Tire Luxury Gift Lounge and Celebrity Poker Tournament

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The event will feature a wide variety of sports-related gifts and luxury items ranging from vacations to apparel, and will conclude with a charity-driven poker tournament that evening.

GBK (gbkproductions.com), the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, will honor the 2016 ESPY Awards’ Nominees and Presenters with their annual GBK Pre-Awards Lounge. GBK’s exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and Media will have an opportunity to enjoy gifts from participating sponsors, music by DJ GoodBoy, and an exclusive celebrity poker tournament that night – aiming to raise funds for the event’s participating charities.

GBK’s blend of entertainment, celebrity marketing and charity fundraising consistently sets new standards for the industry and this event is no different. With the help of participating sponsors and generous celebrity guests, 100% of the poker tournament proceeds will be a charitable donation. Both celebrities and professional poker players will partake in the poker tournament.

This year’s lounge will feature a variety of luxury and lifestyle brands. Title Sponsor, Cooper Tire, will be a focal point of the lounge, treating select celebrities to a brand new set of Cooper tires, including the newly launched Cooper Zeon RS3-G1, specifically designed for drivers looking for a high performance tire that can really grip the road. Cooper Tire, proud to offer tires that are designed and built with great care for thousands of miles of excellent service, understands that people don’t just drive on Cooper tires, they depend on them.

Brands offering health and wellness products will include: Boxer Wachler Vision Institute - Under the direction of Dr. Brian, America’s TV Eye Doctor, is a world-renowned vision center known for its cutting edge treatments and procedures; Dr. Liza of the[fix] chiropractic + massage - Performing five minute neck + shoulder fixes in the lounge and gifting the signature the|fix| tank or tee and pain relief aromatherapy balm; Nulo Pet Food – Gifting products from their Medal Series and Freestyle lines, a natural premium dog and cat food; The Good Chiropractor – Presenting a pain relief package, including the full series of Motion study digital X-rays and 5 chiropractic treatments with Master Chiropractor Dr. KenGee Ehrlich; and RunPhones - Creating a world of happy, healthy, well-rested people with their comfortable headphones, allowing for easy sleep and enjoyable exercise.

Fashion and accessories are always emphasized at any GBK Lounge. Guests will enjoy products from ProTrending - SoundStitch, by ProTrending, adds sewn-in patented HB3 Technology™ MACHINE WASHABLE headphones into your favorite clothing apparel so everybody can listen with style™; JH Design Group - Offering official licensed custom jackets of the NBA, NFL, and MLB; JLEW Bags - contemporary lifestyle bags, designed and handcrafted in New York City; Maebane - A clothing line that delivers handmade, quality fabric, unisex garments; and Zumer Sport - Backpacks and duffel bags made from actual sport ball materials, such as Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, and Football materials!

Other hot items include: Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa - A 4 star luxury Beach Front Resort surrounded by picturesque hills and sparkling Caribbean waters, offering a 3 night stay; BESToLEGACY – Serving celebrities by collecting their press clippings and photos and transforming them into giant leather scrapbooks fit for royalty; Dumbo Lounge Sacks - Not only the a good way to relax, it’s the BEST way to relax. Due to its lightweight design and ability to inflate in seconds with no air pump, we are confident that everyone will LOVE it; LA’s Dog Trainer - supplying free admission to the Precision Timing/Clicker Workshop, which provides specialized dog training programs in order for you to communicate with your pet for a better life; LA Solar Group - Gifting solar-powered portable cellphone chargers, they are a solar provider founded by engineers that believe in an honest & detail-oriented approach to solar installation; Wag! - Offering a free bath and grooming in their Mobile Pet Spa. Additionally, one free dog walk and gift bag for a total value of $100; and Segway miniPRO - A Hands Free, Self Balancing Personal Transporter, the miniPRO is not a hoverboard—it’s the next step in the evolution of personal transportation.

Mouth watering food and beverages will be provided by Jalisco’s Mobile Taco Grill - The Premier Mobile Taco Grill Company in L.A, O.C., and the Inland Empire, offering all-inclusive catering for 50 guests; and Voo Vodka - A premiere spirit distilled in Michigan.

As always, GBK will feature an array of charitable organizations:

The Model Citizen Fund – Model Citizen Fund distributes life-sustaining backpacks filled with 150 items that include food, health, and survival essentials to the homeless and disaster victims, giving them the tools and confidence to build/rebuild their lives. For more information, please visit: http://www.ModelCitizenFund.org

LA Clipper Foundation – The LA Clippers Foundation exists to foster and support community outreach programs with a focus on improving the lives of children in the Greater Los Angeles area most in need of support and services. For more information, please visit: http://www.nba.com/clippers/foundation

Animal Wellness Foundation – Rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes dogs and cats, acting globally to rescue dogs from the Asian meat trade and breeding mills in Mexico, as well as locally, rescuing from Los Angeles streets and shelters. In addition, they help low-income families with medical care for their beloved pets. For more information, please visit: http://www.animalwellnessfoundation.org

ABOUT GBK:

GBK Productions is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO) or GBK, please go to gbkproductions.com.

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

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