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The Giving Back Fund’s Big Game Big Give

The Giving Back Fund's Big Game Big GiveSaturday, February 1, 6:30pm-10pm – Star Island Private Mantion, 22 E Star Island Dr, Miami Beach

The Giving Back Fund’s Big Game Big Give (BGBG) presented by Oasis House, was the largest celebrity charity event during Super Bowl weekend in Miami, raising much needed funds to benefit national philanthropic advancement and local Miami nonprofits including Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The A-list philanthropic event gathered dozens of celebrities, city and national dignitaries, players and artists at a private $65 million estate on Star Island in Miami Beach.

The exclusive affair co-hosted by famed filmmaker Michael Bay and award-winning actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul featured a special live performance by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, who also emceed and co-hosted the event. Pro Football Hall of Famer, All-Time leading rusher for the Cleveland Browns, American football legend and social activist Jim Brown was honored with The Giving Back Fund’s annual Philanthropic Achievement Award, presented by Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl XXXV MVP Ray Lewis. Mayor of Miami Francis X. Suarez presented Jim Brown with a key to the city of Miami.

Oasis House, a private membership club offering a wellness oasis and VIP hospitality experience for an affluent community, hosted an exclusive all-encompassing wellness activation and hemp-based, CBD-focused dinner and drink pairing experience for 50 select celebrities and VIPs in an adjacent 1930’s historic home within the estate. This unique VIP lounge experience included a hemp-based, CBD-infused upscale dinner menu in partnership with Colorado-based, hemp-based CBD industry pioneer Charlotte’s Web; master blend tastings, and an herbal paired dinner by celebrity chef Max Hardy.

Throughout the night, guests participated in silent and live auctions; enjoyed curated cocktail stations from multiple brands including Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston’s signature mezcal, Dos Hombres; and indulged in delicious catering by award-winning chef Adrianne Calvo. The event also featured a musical performance by singer Kevin Lyttle and appearances by actors Scott Eastwood, Keegan-Michael Key, Cuba Gooding Jr. Throughout the event, a mixology performance took place courtesy of FREEHOLD Miami featuring Rebirth Elixirs, Rise Coffee Brewing Co., and Crook & Marker Hard Seltzer; as well as a fully integrated hemp-based, CBD-infusion cocktail bar; cigar lounge; and live entertainment and art by Karla De Lara.