By: Christina Cavaliere
Silver Springs, FLA (The Hollywood Times) 2/2/2019
The Giving Back Fund hosts BIG GAME BIG GIVE event at Super Bowl LIII Hosted by Ludacris and emceed by Jamie Foxx.
The event was held in Silver Springs at the home of Jeff and Carla Goldstein. The ambiance was incredible and well suited for this incredible fundraising event.
It was a lavish and luxurious night for the books. “Best Chefs of America” Matt Marcus sampled amazing dishes. Open bars were set up throughout the mansion with premium liquors and wines galore.
Jamie Foxx was escorted in followed by his entourage as followed by Chris “Ludracris” Bridges and Cee-Lo.
The entertainment kicked off with a dedication to football player killed by a DD last year Edwin Jackson. His Family along with close friend Ludacris introduced The Edwin Jackson 53 Foundation and announced 53 scholarship winners, $500 for books in the Colts NFL Players name. An auction was held with several high dollar items including a “studio session” in Cee-Lo’s studio (Nmae) and a beautiful Aston Martin Sedan was auctioned off as well.
At the gala, Artist Michael Kalish presented this year’s Big Game Big Give honoree, Steve Gleason, with his sculpture in honor of Gleason’s award for extraordinary philanthropic achievement. “It’s a tremendous honor to come (back) to my hometown for an event like this and present one of my personal heroes with a portrait to honor his incredible work and dedication to ALS advocacy,” Kalish says.
Steve Gleason (of the New Orleans Saints) was awarded the Philanthropic Achievement Award for his fight with ALS. With a nice surprise from Kerry Goode a fellow NFL Player.
Mark Pollick, President and founder of The Giving Back Fund describes this event: “Big Game Big Give is my personal Super Bowl,” Pollick says. “It’s an opportunity to show the world there is a tremendous amount of good out there – people using their fortune and fame for causes that matter, causes greater than themselves. The world needs this now more than ever. I am simply the conduit to bring these people together.”
And he did just that!
The Black Eyed Peas (Taboo, Will.i.a and apl.de.ap) lit up the stage and ended the night with a stellar performance playing hits such as “Where is the Love and I Gotta Feeling”
This was THE ESPN Pre-Super Bowl LIII Party of the year.
TBEP’s were right “It was a GOOD NIGHT!!!!”