GBK 2017 ESPYS Luxury Gifting Lounge – Pampering Athletes before the Big Show

GBK Productions once again hosted some of the biggest names in sports prior to the 25th ESPYS Awards hosted by Peyton Manning. Their 5th annual gifting lounge took place on the roof top of the Luxe Hotel on July 11th. Athletes enjoyed gifts, food, cocktails and more as they basked in a beautiful sun-filled day overlooking Rodeo Drive.

Tony Hawk and Naughty by Nature

Some of the athletes in attendance included, ESPY Winner Jared Cook, ESPY Winner Anna Gasser, and a variety of other Nominees, ESPN Radio Broadcaster /ESPY Presenter Adam Schefter, Basketball’s rising star Seth Curry, Broadcaster: Matt Leinart, NFL Great: Demaryius Thomas, World Champion Boxer: Andre Berto, Pro Legend Skater: Tony Hawk, Worlds Fastest Lady: Carmelita Jeter. Other Special guests included performers at ESPN After Party: Naughty by Nature, Latin Star Sensation Jorge Blanco, Pop Artist Jake Miller, and Rachel Lindsey.

Chef Brian Appiano of Rib Line, with locations in San Luis Obispo and Grover Beach, California, served the most delectable fresh fish and meat that would be expected from this award-winning restaurant. Guests were treated to BBQ on the terrace with specialty dishes that were made to perfection. BBQ oysters, ribs, and ceviche, were some of the highlights that celebrities enjoyed in this Five Course Winemaker’s Dinner. 

Crater Lakes Spirits, out of Bender, Oregon provided creative and specialty cocktails including Pepper which includes five different sweet and hot peppers for a delicious and spicy taste.  Other specialty stills of vodka, gin, and whiskey are made with pure Cascade Mountain. The Sweet Ginger, a provacative mix of sweet and spicy, the Juniper Infused Gin and Pepper Vodka were other tasty drinks provided for guests. These delicious stills bottled by Bendistillery, can be found in your local Bevmo or at  


Attendees loved learning about FOCUS Youth Center.  Karah Frances Boucher, Founder and CEO, describes this organization which provides a safe, multi-cultural space in under deserved populations where children of all ages and their parents have the opportunity to learn, gain focus and thrive, and many decided to play in their first Annual Poker Tournament to benefit the cause.  More information can be found at

Focus Youth Center

Zumer Sport had an item for every sports fanatic, as they make innovative and creative products out of actual sports ball materials such as football, basketball, soccer and tennis balls. Zumer Sport’s materials were also used for the customized GBK Press Wall, using all four materials to tie in the sports theme seamlessly.

Zumer Sports

Athletes are always concerned with staying in the best possible shape and Bio Minerals assisted in reaching that goal as they gifted their line of supplements which improve the condition of connective tissue.

Cali’Flour Foods was sampling their delicious cauliflower crust pizzas (with only 180 calories in the entire crust) and gifting a year supply to each guest.

Tony Hawk with Cali’Flour Foods



Guests were treated to cocktails from 4 Copas Tequila, the first organic tequila which comes in three varieties; blanco, reposado and anejo. 4 Copas pure agave taste with all impurities eliminated and none added from source to distillation. To best enjoy while envisioning the farm to distillation and bottling process, chill to 16 degrees then let the product breathe in the glass to allow the full fruit of the tequila to roll gently across your palate.For more information visit: 4 Copas Tequila

Athletes filled their bags with items including handmade hats from American Hat Makers

Anna Gasser

Athletes were greeted by the Dr. John’s Hemp Oil team, who were excited to share the benefits of their new Organic Oil, which is proven to be an effective remedy for pain and brain injuries sustained in athletic play. Many were excited to try the product.

Matt Leinart with Dr. Johns

B Opulent was gifting some of their handcrafted and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces to guests. Always a favorite line among celebrities looking for that special piece to set them apart. For more information visit: B Opulent

Men’s skincare products were gifted from LQD.

RICOS, the originator of concession nacho cheese, has been wowing fans with treats since 1976.

Body Boost Men’s Stretch Mark Butter to keep skin toned and mark free.

Dr. Liza Egbogah of the[fix] chiropractic + massage, from Toronto was providing some of her the |FIX| care to make sure guests were feeling their best heading into the ESPY Awards as well as gifting mobile myofascial treatments. For more information visit: the |FIX|

Titus Motion Therapy gifted three home therapy sessions.  Titus Motion Therapy uses exercise and motion therapy to realign your body and correct posture through the use of prescribed exercises designed to restore balance and flexibility

Cryo Zone for whole body Cryotherapy and Cryofacial treatments.

The guests finished their Pre-ESPYS experience in style, with a tasting from Louis Latour Winery, styling by Crown of Light diamonds.

So they were able to make it through this long and hot day, guests were treated to HINT Water while snacking on Quest Nutrition Bars.

Finally, for the athlete who needs a little bit of a break, guests were gifted a travel voucher for up to five days from the luxurious Sailrock Resort, a part of Sailrock South Caicos, an untouched land that offers tranquility, adventure and discovery.

Seth Curry with SailRock

DJ KK, Professional Surfer Keala Kennelly, kept the vibe magnetic throughout the day, and ROAR Records was on site with Equestrian, Jessica Phoenix and Country Singer, Elyse Saunders, who delighted the crowd by performing her new song inspired by Phoenix, “RISE”, twice during the lounge.



GBK, formerly 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 Luxury 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

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