By Gabrielle Pantera @gpantera
Hollywood stars golf to raise kidney disease awareness
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2018/5/10 – It was the 11th year for the annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic and the second year for the Doris Bergman Gratitude Lounge. The event benefits the George Lopez Foundation. The foundation helps families confronting challenges in education and health, and raises community awareness about kidney disease and organ donation.
Held on Monday May 7th, 2018, at a private golf course in Toluca Lake, the event was sold out. The Gratitude Lounge was sponsored by Precious Vodka and Melanated Rich Beauty. VIP gift bags provided by Tequila Exotico.
Tequila Exotico featured two different tequilas. Their Reposado is premium 100% blue agave tequila aged for six months in white oak bourbon barrels. Made in Jalisco. The flavor notes are vanilla, dry fruit and spices, with a finish of oak and vanilla there are hints of caramel and cinnamon too. Their other tequila is Blanco, which is more earthy. Herbal aroma with spicy undertones, a robust taste of fresh agave with hints of pepper and herbal notes, finishing with a fresh wave of heat and a balanced spice. Must be over 21.
Melanated Rich Beauty skincare is plant-based for gentle, effortless care. Featured a quiz to help choose the right skin care products. Gifted face wash, toner and restore.
Precious Vodka is six times distilled and triple charcoal filtered. Bottle includes a gemstone in the top of a shot glass and comes in a gift box. Nitrate free. Smooth taste. Gold medal winner 2016 San Francisco World Spirit Competition. Gifted Precious Vodka and an extra large stainless steel drink. Must be over 21.
Vuliwear Sunglasses emphasizes lenses, not the frame. Lens shape is similar to the classic aviator frame. Made in Italy. Non-prescription. Unisex sunglasses to protect your eyes from the UV rays of the sun. Lightweight metal frames.
Porto Vino helps you bring the party with you with canvas totes, purses and messenger bags. New to their line are the backpack and city tote. Accessories in the Porto Vino line are the party pouch set, ice pack and silicone cups.
Backyard Mary BloodyMary mixer comes in a big container great for parties and events. Just add ice and vodka. Founded 2004, Backyard Mary is 100% natural. No corn syrup, xantham gum, MSG, or artificial flavors. However, not vegetarian or vegan. Vegan version is coming.
Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna gifted custom made golfball soaps, Before Sun sunscreen, After Sun aloe spray, all natural bug spray and lip balm with sunscreen. Great for a day out golfing.
Bend Beauty Skincare Anti-Aging Formula. Made with fish oil free of heavy metals and other natural ingredients.
Milena’s Boutique body creams, perfumes, soaps, soy candles, organic teas and bath teas. Products are made with natural oils and aromatherapy fragrances. Gifted candles and scented shea body butters in a variety of scents.
Lit Up Beverages plastic glass has a button on the bottom. Once you flip the switch your drink is lit up. Be the life of a party and see what you’re drinking.
Christina Powers of Team Powers Realtors and Gerry Rojas of Guaranteed Rate mortgage lending. Help for every step of buying and borrowing for you dream home. Gifted a picnic blanket and a bottle of wine.
Twisted Silver founder Debra Mitchell presented her new earth collection and her rocker collection. Bracelets for men and women. Necklaces of all lengths for women. All Mitchell’s jewelry is made using upcycling. Her line is edgy.
NutriVsta pink coconut water coconuts are grown in the Amphawa region of Thailand, away from commercialization and pollution. 100% natural, not from concentrate. No sugar, flavors or additives. Gluten free and cholesterol free. Shelf life is 15 months.
Curtis and Co. Timepieces presents a new limited edition watch every year, has been a part of the George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic for 11 years. These watches are specially made for the event only.
Curtis and Co Timepieces also gifted Chalk Velocity Watch features 52mm size, water repellent to 5 ATM, LED luminous, precision Japanese movement, alarm with hourly chime, date and week calendar, stopwatch with split timing. Chalk has a two-year Warranty $68.00
Youthglow Skincare for skin repair, rejuvenate, and to even out skin tone. Enriched with antioxidants, and vitamins to improve the skin’s elasticity by activating production of collagen and elastin. Gifted their travel kit with Eucalyptys Face Wash, Rejuvenating Toner, Rosehip Day Crème, Rosewater Repair Night Cream, AHA Scrub, Vegan Lip Balm.
Calivolve THC Infused Dark Belgian Chocolate Truffles include cannabis in the truffles. 10mg sativa per truffle. Flavors are cherry, mint and matcha. Vegan, gluten free. Pretty box is childproof. Must be over 21 to enter the website.
Universal Mobile Apps by Manny Lopez are custom-made mobile apps designed to make you money while you sleep. Gifted a $5,000 value to make an app. Founded in 2011 to help entrepreneurs increase their customer base and make sales. For iOS, Android and Web.
Learn With Manny uses technology to teach business professionals to generate leads using automation, build income. Use apps and connections to grow your business.
Premium Cannabis Chef Matt creates a menu to fit your personal needs. Locally sourced produce and ingredients. Offers cooking and cocktail-making classes. In the Gratitude suite they served drinks and two different appetizers. Gifted GanjaEats olive oil and honey.
Hint Water new flavors include watermelon and peach. Perennial favorites are blackberry and cherry. Fruit-flavored water has zero calories. Launched their new sunscreen with a hint of scent of grapefruit, pineapple or pear. No parabens and no
Perrywinkles Edibles cannabis treats contain 160MG of THC. Slow-acting, from 45 minutes to two hours to take effect and last 4 to 5 hours. Larger doses can produce effects that last for several days. Perrywinkles Edibles tested for safety and potency, PCF-certified. Must be over 21 to enter website.
Wonkyware WonkyWare beverageware is tough. Drop it, squeeze it, even stand on it. Won’t crack, chip, or shatter. Made with Tritan from Eastman, designed and manufactured in the USA, in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Personalize it with a logo. Available 12 oz tumbler, 16 oz shaker, and 24 oz shaker. Wonkyware gifted custom glasses with logos for the George Lopez Gold Classic 2018.
Kamshield Web Cover fits over the camera lens of the laptop, Chromebook, iPad, or tablet. Blocks camera when not in use.
Simply Gum flavors include cinnamon, coffee, fennel, ginger, maple and mint. Also a line of breath mints. Natural ingredients. Los Angeles stores include Alfred Coffee, Bristol Farms, Whole Foods.
Sara Happ Lip Slip heals and deeply hydrates for the right lip care. Happ started the company in 2005 when she realized there were no scrubs for your lips to make them as soft as the rest of your body. In 2008 she came up with Lip Slip.
Emmy’s Hope is a charity to help homeless animals. Started by 11 year-old Emmy. When asked what she wanted from Santa she said she wanted to help animals. Emmy and her family started visiting local animal shelters to out what they need. Gifted dog products.
Celebrity guests attending: George Lopez, Eve (The Talk), Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, Anthony Anderson (Blackish), Yasiel Puig (LA Dodger), Eddie Van Halen, Luke Wilson, Don Cheadle, David Arquette, Cedric The Entertainer, Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Andy Buckley (Lady Bird), Bailey Chase (Silver Lake), Dean Geyer (Glee), Tommy Chong (Railroad To Hell), Alfonso Ribeiro (America’s Funniest Home Videos), Dennis Haysbert, Tim Allen, Jillian Murray (Code Black), Oscar De La Hoya, Sheryl Underwood (The Talk), Joe Regalbuto (Murphy Brown), Joe Pesci, Billy Dawson, Esai Morales, Sugar Ray Leonard, Bruce McGill (The Best of Enemies), Bryan Kellen, Chris Spencer (Real Husbands of Hollywood), D.L. Hughley, Debbe Dunning, Byron Scott, Emilio Rivera, Frank Buckley (KTLA), Dr. Jason Diamond, John Brotherton (Fuller House), John Pyper-Ferguson (Burning Kentucky), Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon), Ken Corday (Prod & Composer Days of Our Lives), Kevin Rahm (Lethal Weapon), Kyle Lowder (Ladies of The Lake), Jonathan Antin, Lizzy Small, Mark Rolston (GangLand), Mauricio Umansky, Michael Bearden, Norman Nixon, Pat Monahan, Patrika Darbo (The Bay), Paula Trickey, Richard Karn, Roland Martin, Steven Michael Quezada, Travis Strickland, William Wilson, Yancey Arias, Vinnie Jones (Deception), Gary Valentine (Kevin Can Wait), Phillip Palmer (KABC), Michael Bearden, Kelly Sheehan (PGA), Cheech Marin (Naya:Legend of the Golden Dolphin).
The sponsors committed to raising awareness about kidney disease include Century Healthcare, 3 Arts Entertainment, AfterShokz, Allen & Anita Kohl, Alveo Technologies, Axis Capital, Baltaire Restaurant, Beer Pong Golf, Boulevard Management, Bunnin Chevrolet Cadillac, The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation, City National Bank, CoachLabs, Coca-Cola, Combi Charitable Foundation, Committed U, Companion Life, Curtis & Co. Watches, El Chicano Productions, Endemol Shine Group, Fifty150 Brand, Glenmorangie, HBO, Healthcare Highways Rx, Ken Corday of Days of Our Lives, King Taco, MGO Wealth Advisors, Moët Hennessy USA, Municipal Packaging, OnCore Golf, PXG, Santo Mezquila, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Snoop’s Premium Nutrients, Stacey & Larry Kohl, Sultana Distribution Services, UTA, Vektor Vodka, Vino Latino USA, WebTPA, WBBO, Sheryl Underwood Radio, ZORIZ Golf. Doris Bergman’s Annual “Gratitude Lounge” featuring an assortment of luxury gifting.