Friday, July 24, 2009

Go Rams, Go!

I had the recent privilege of working with VCU Athletics to help plan two huge events: a Young Alumni Association Draft Party and the Celebration with the Celebrities for the Shaka Smart-John Rollins Golf Charity Classic. Because I will release all of the photos from each event with the big launch of my website; for now, you just get a wee-little peek:

The Young Alumni Event was held at Blackfinn in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Toni, the event manager over there, was beyond fabulous and helpful with organization and suggestions for signature cocktails. I was able to create little Ram flags as a touch of VCU personality!

One of the most talked about events in Richmond for VCU was the Shaka Smart-John Rollins Golf Charity Classic that happened June 29th and 30th at Salisbury Country Club in Midlothian, Virginia. I was graciously given the opportunity to help plan the kick off to the tournament, Sunday Night Celebration with the Celebrities, which included a cocktail party with a silent and live auction. At the Richmond Raceway Complex’s Torque Club, sports celebrities from the worlds of college basketball, the PGA TOUR and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series joined forces to raise funds for the Ram Athletic Fund, The John Rollins Foundation and the Hermie & Elliott Sadler Foundation.

With the Torque Club being fascinating already, I was able to add to the drama using 36 inch balloons and creating simple, elegant centerpieces for the cocktail tables, incorporating a subtle sports theme. Defazio’s catering did a wonderful job with the food. [CBS 6 was even there!]

Thanks to the photographers, Eddie Johnson and Brandon Chinn. Big thank you to Alex and Justin from VCU for letting me barge in on the d├ęcor and being so organized, Keith, Vic (and Justin!) for lugging the awkwardly-gigantic balloons there, and Mike and Norwood for being just plain awesome.

Can’t wait to show you more when we launch LK!

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