GBK ESPY Awards Pre-Party Gift Lounge Review – The Day to Celebrate all Athletes

The GBK ESPY Awards Pre-Party Gift Lounge always brings out the biggest names in every sport and that was the case as the sports world took over the rooftop at the W Hotel in Hollywood on Tuesday, July 15th. While the athletes were pampered and treated to amazing products all day long, the GBK event also supported a number of great charities.

Brandon Flowers of the NFL with GBK CEO Gavin Keilly

ESPN Sportscenter LA Hosts Neil Everett and Stan Verrett

Operation Gratitude was sharing information about their amazing group that sends goodie boxes overseas to people in the military as well as wounded warriors. They were gifting everyone in attendance a handmade paracord bracelet that is included in every box. This is a great group to get involved with, you can not only donate money and goods, but you can also help put the boxes together and work on creating the bracelets or other goods that are mailed out to our troops. For more information visit Operation Gratitude.

Operation Gratitude

The favorite stop of the day was the LIQRPop table. This genius creation gives you a popsicle treat to beat the heat and then inside the popsicle is liquor that you can pushup as you are eating your popsicle, creating a very tasty adult treat. The LIQRPop comes in four great flavors; COCOLata, APLTini, DAQStraw, SEXBch and you can’t go wrong with any of these flavors! For more information visit LIQRPop.



Heather Marianna, creator of The Beauty Kitchen, was gifting an assortment of her unique skin and bath products, including a football that she magically made smell like leather. If you are looking for some great tips on how to make your own beauty products make sure to check out HeatherMarianna TV. If you aren’t up to doing the work yourself you can always find the highest quality beauty products by visiting Heather Marianna.

Heather Marianna, creator of The Beauty Kitchen

Athletes are always looking for that edge with their diet to make sure they eat healthier and one of the worst things around if you like coffee is that flavored creamer you will find in the cooler. Ripped Cream is an all-natural, gluten-free protein creamer that comes in vanilla and chocolate flavors and also has D3. If you need a little flavor in your coffee Ripped Cream should be the only creamer you use, it not only is going to make your coffee taste great, it will also make you feel equally great. For more information visit Ripped Cream

Ripped Cream

The E-Cigarette market has taken off in the last few years and Tryst is part of that world, but for those of you who prefer a cigar, Tryst has created an E-Cigar that you will love! The Tryst Robusto Electronic Cigar gives you everything you want in a cigar and they also give you five tasty flavors including; brandy, crème brulee, kona coffee, vanilla spiced rum and the American Classic Cigar. Tryst also carries lines of electronic cigarettes, electronic hookah, electronic shisha and Panatella Electronic Cigars. If you want to find out more on this great line of electronic smoking products as well as the story behind the beautiful and classic boxes, visit Tryst.

TRYST E-Cigars

LG was gifting their Tone Pro NeckBehind Bluetooth headset, which is slim, stylish and light, perfect for wearing all day long. You might just forget the Tone Pro is around your neck, but if you get a phone call it will vibrate to remind you. In addition it has noise reduction and echo cancellation, voice activated dialing and call reject and easy pairing as a few of its features. For more information visit LG.

Lawrence Davis Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Splash Magazines Worldwide with LG

HYDRIVE Energy Water made their introduction to guests as they launched their new line of flavored energy water that is a great alternative to the typical energy drink. Containing only 30 calories per serving, HYDRIVE comes in assortment of flavors that each has their own formula. Blue Raspberry is the extra power version containing 195mg of caffeine and 25mg of Yerba Mate Leaf Extract and the Triple Berry is the antioxidant version but there are six other great flavors and one taste will make you forget about all those other energy drinks. For more information visit HYDRIVE


Model Citizen puts together incredible back packs for the homeless and gives them to people throughout the world. These are meant to more than help the homeless for a day, they are the first step towards getting them back on their feet with this backpack that contains so many of their essential needs. Guests were allowed to pick any spot in the world to have a backpack delivered. For more information and to help, visit Model Citizen.

Model Citizen

PHASE IV Scientific Training and Performance was gifting a certificate to visit their site and get tested to find out how to optimitze your training. For more information visit PHASE IV.

Phase IV Scientific Training

The wireless speaker is becoming more commonplace, but the GeekBox version is anything but common. This small wireless, 4-in-1 Bluetooth speaker provides amazing sound and a lot more. The Bluetooth has a 30 foot range and has a battery life that goes up to 8 hours and among other things can vibrate when your phone rings and has a built-in microphone. You can also personalize your GeekBox for your company or event and put a personalized message on each one and guests were gifted a special GBK version for this event. For more information visit GeekBox.

Lawrence Davis Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Splash Magazines Worldwide with Geek Box Speakers

A typical pillow is not going to cut it for most athletes which made them extremely happy when they were gifted a pillow from The Pillow of Health. This innovative pillow does not need a pillow case; in fact that will take away from the effectiveness of allowing you to breathe and stay cool due to the wicking material it is made of. In addition The Pillow of Health allows you to control how much material is inside of the pillow, so if you want if firm, you can load it up. For more information visit The Pillow of Health.

The Pillow of Health

Echoes of Hope was sharing information about their programs to help emancipated youth. The program was founded by Los Angeles King great Luc Robitaille and his wife Stacia in 2005 in response to the Gulf Coast tragedies and it has grown from there. For more information visit Echoes of Hope.

Echoes of Hope and Lawrence Davis Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Splash Magazines Worldwide

Guests were treated to an assortment of cocktails from Tito’s Vodka and Pura Vida Tequila.

Cocktails from Tito’s and Pura Vida Tequila

Daniel Bass was gifting the beautiful handcrafted men’s necklace and they also created a special necklace that was to given to the winner of the GBK Celebrity Poker Tournament. For more information visit Daniel Bass.

Daniel Bass Jewelry

Athletes can never get in enough training and that is why they were extremely happy to be gifted a six month membership to David Barton Gym as well as on personal training session. For more information visit David Barton Gym.

David Barton Gym

Keeping in line with the sports themed ESPY Awards, Zumer Sport was gifting their unique bags that are made of out actual sports great. If you love tennis, you can get a bag that is made from tennis balls and the list goes on and on, if you like a sport and want to represent, Zumer Sport has a bag for you. For more information visit Zumer Sport.

Zumer Sport

Ernst Benz watches was showing off their stunning windless watches that have been designed and manufactured in the traditional Swiss manner. The Ernst Benz collection first was created with aviation in mind and the beauty and classic look has kept that feel over the years. Ernst Benz watches can be found at Westime. For more information visit Ernst Benz.

Olympian Carol Rodriguez with Ernst Benz Watches

For the athlete who needs a vacation from sports, Caribbean Living Magazine was gifting a three-night stay at Palace Resorts. For more information visit Caribbean Living Magazine.

Caribbean Living Magazine

Sports and apparel go hand-in-hand and JH Design creates some of the most stunning jackets around. JH Design was gifting their licensed jackets that included teams from the MLB, NBA and NASCAR. For more information visit JH Design Group.

JHL Designs

My Life My Power was sharing details on how they work with school and youth to provide support and educate them. For more information visit My Life My Power.

Maxim Mattress had an amazing bed for guests to get off of their feet for a few minutes and then they gifted everyone a certificate towards a Maxim Mattress. Handcrafted in the USA, Maxim Mattresses are designed to give you the ultimate in comfort while allowing you to get that perfect night of sleep. For more information visit Maxim Mattress.

Roger Cross of "The Strain"

Guests were given a gift certificate to use towards the ultimate scrap book from Best of Legacy. Anyone in entertainment or sports can have their year or life put into the most amazing scrap book you could imagine at the expert hands of Best of Legacy. For more information visit Best of Legacy.

Best of Legacy

Jaliscos Mobile Taco Grill was serving their Jalisco style tacos to guests, who were also gifted a party package from Jaliscos to enjoy at a later date. Jaliscos has been catering to parties and weddings and other events since 2005 and have a great reputation for serving the highest quality ingredients. For more information visit Jaliscos.

Lawrence Davis Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Splash Magazines Worldwide enjoying Jaliscos Tacos

Celebvidy decided an autorgraph or a selfie is just not enough for the fans anymore. So they came up with a concept to allow fans to get personalized greetings from celebs and it is simple for both the fan and their favorite person to use. For more information visit Celebvidy.



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 Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to

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