It’s a well known fact that, win or lose, celebrities will take home an amazing gift bag at big award shows like the Golden Globes, GRAMMYs and The Oscars. An event that every year gives others some serious competition for best gift bag is Gold Meets Golden, a star-studded brunch that teams up Hollywood A-listers with athletes to raise money for sports-related causes.
Celebs like Nicole Kidman, Chris Evans, Naomi Watts, Rami Malek, Taron Egerton, Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever and Matt Bomer mingle with the top names in sports and fundraise for Angel City Sports, a Los Angeles organization that fosters young athletes with disabilities with the resources, coaching and equipment they need to train as future adaptive Paralympic hopefuls.
As the longest continuous corporate partner of the Olympic Games, Gold Meets Golden 2020 was refreshed by The Coca-Cola Company, and produced and founded by CW3PR’s Charley Cullen Walters and Cinema Magazine’s Scott Orlin.
At the event, a moving rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” was performed by award-nominated Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, The Color Purple). A second special performance introduced by Coldplay’s Chris Martin featured The X-Factor’s Emmanuel Kelly, who honored the Paralympic community with his new song “Never Alone.” (Kelly’s brother is a record-holder Paralympic swimmer for Australia). Wheelchair Dance Troup The Rollettes joined Emmanuel with an inspiring choreographed routine.
Highlights of the 2020 event included a Coca-Cola Summer Tokyo-style Bodega featuring Sports & Hollywood memorabilia, cherry blossom trees, Good Luck Team USA Wall, and the new Dasani Purefill water dispenser which kept guests refreshed on a warmer than usual LA winter day. Premier auto dealership BMW Beverly Hills created a winter-themed lounge showcasing a golden-dipped M8 series car, and teamed up with award-winning Rocketman actor Taron Egerton and actress Sistine Stallone to present the BMW-sponsored Team USA Sochi 2014 Olympic Bobsled team with upgraded Silver medals, a recent result of the Russian team’s doping disqualification.
Upon exit, lucky attendees of Gold Meets Golden 2020 left with a jam-packed Gold-Medal Rolling Gift Bag from the Mr. Morris Foundation valued at over $10,000. Items included a Sanchaya Indonesian Resort Plush Robe and 5-night Resort Stay, Coca-Cola Commemorative Toyko 2020 smartphone wallet BMW Beverly Hills mini Golf Kit, GOLI World’s First Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy, Herradura Tequila Ultra Anejo Bottle with Commemorative Gold Meets Golden Medal, Ghost Democracy Full Clean Skincare Kit, TONAL Fitness $500 coupon and Blender bottle, J’Adore Les Fleurs Everlasting Golden Flower Arrangement, UNIQLO Golden ultra-lightweight down jacket, CBDfx Hydrating CBD Mask and Muscle Balm, Rosetta Stone 24-MONTH access card for learning a new language, Paul Mitchell Sugar Cream, Sugar Day Cleanse and Sugar Spray Collection, Wheaties Commemorative USA Women’s Soccer Champions Box, UR+H CBD Fire and Ice roll-on and Peppermint lotion, Golden Door Full luxury body skincare kit + Gift Card to a 5 night stay at their resort spa, Cann Deux Full Spectrum CBD serum, Le Grand Courtage Brut Rose Wine bottle, beatsbydre Golden Edition Headphones, The Giving Keys Rose Gold Mini Key Pendant Necklace, Magna Carta Wealth and Owen, Patterson and Owen complimentary consultations, and Official Limited Merchandise for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.