Has your summer been spectacular? We always end summer spectacularly with our annual Summer Spectacular. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 21, at the Beverly Hilton. We’ll be celebrating the 14th year of our foundation, which has raised more than $12 million for drug awareness and prevention, focused on high-risk communities.
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At the Summer Spectacular, prominent entertainment industry leaders and celebrities will gather to recognize advances in the fight against addiction and rally around the growing movement to end the disease. Past event attendees have included Sofia Vergara, Diana Ross, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Mario Lopez, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Sharon Stone and many others.
We’re delighted to announce that Eva Longoria—the actress, producer, director, and activist who received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the series Desperate Housewives—will be emcee for the event.
Our Spirit of Sobriety honoree for the night will be Will Arnett—the actor, writer, and producer who has been very candid both personally and through his work on Flaked, about his sobriety.
This year’s gala will feature musical performances by percussionist Sheila E. and a special guest performance by Pia Toscano.
A very special part of the evening will be the presentation by Robert and Linell Shapiro of this year’s Brent’s Club scholarships. These awards are given to Brent’s Club kids who have successfully remained drug-free on the program. Brent’s Club rising seniors applied for the scholarships. They submitted applications and were interviewed by their club’s site directors.
This year, we’ll award three full college scholarships and ten $5,000 scholarships.
The Summer Spectacular gala raises money for the heart of the foundation, Brent’s Club. Brent’s Club was created as a drug prevention program working in conjunction with The Boys & Girls Club of America. Brent’s Club programs educate pre-teens and teens about the consequences of drug use and works to prevent the formation of dangerous habits, actively showing children how to lead drug-free lives. Members participate in regular drug testing and as a free, rewards-based program, it sponsors community outings and once-in-a-lifetime activities, from NBA star basketball camps to celebrity meet-and-greets. Ultimately, a number of sober graduates are rewarded with college scholarships funded by the foundation. Brent’s Club currently serves over 5,213 children through programs in 16 locations in Boyle Heights (sponsored by the L.A. Dodgers), Monterey Park, Malibu, Long Beach, the Bronx (sponsored by the New York Giants) and Chicago (sponsored by the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls). Brent’s Club just launched their newest location at the Learning Lab Ventures in North East LA (sponsored by the Detroit Pistons).
Visit our website www.brentshapiro.org/donations to make a donation.
FERRARI CAR – PORTOFINO MODEL
Be the first to own this amazing car! The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of sportiness elegance and on board comfort. Ferrari has chosen a particularly evocative moniker for this exceptionally versatile drop-top car, referencing one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. Portofino is renowned for its charming tourist port and, over the years, has become internationally synonymous with elegance, sportiness and understated luxury. The launch color of the new Ferrari has also been dedicated to this marvelous town: Rosso Portofino.
Donated by Mattioli Automotive Group – Ferrari Beverly Hills
LAKERS, FLOOR SEATS
Experience the most coveted tickets in all of Los Angeles! The Los Angeles Lakers floor seats will be the best way to get up-close to all the action. Enjoy limo service to and from, and a dinner for two before the game to be agreed upon. In addition, you will have access before and after halftime to the Chairman’s Club.
Donated by Ron Flury & Bob Barth
ASPEN GETAWAY – ST. REGIS
Enjoy a four night stay in a luxurious 2 or 3 bedroom residence at the exclusive St. Regis Aspen.
Dates available for 2 bedroom residence in 2020:
2/15 – 2/19, 2/18 – 2/22, 3/14 – 3/18, 3/17 – 3/21
Dates available for 3 bedroom residence in 2020:
3/21 – 3/25, 3/24 – 3/28, 3/28-4/1, 3/31- 4/4
Donated by Emily and Teddy Greenspan
MR. CHOW DINNER
Arrive in style to the iconic Mr. Chow beach side location, Malibu Country Mart in a brand new Rolls Royce Convertible. Treat ten of your nearest and dearest to a private dinner at the first Mr. Chow to have an open kitchen where Executive Chef Jia Chi Zhao and the talented team of chefs continue to cook the classic signature dishes along with new and original recipes.
Donated by Mr. Chow and Rolls Royce of Beverly Hills
PERFECT 12 MATCHMAKING
Find your perfect match with a 3 month introductory membership with Perfect 12! Perfect 12 is an award winning, executive matchmaking service and personal search firm headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA. Perfect 12’s premier services include executive matchmaking, personal recruiting as well as a concierge service. Perfect 12 was recognized with a Global Excellence Award for its exclusivity, 90% success rate and the caliber of clients. It is considered the nation’s premier matchmaking service sought after by top CEOs and celebrities whose most precious assets are their time and reputation.
Donated by Simona Fusco
Spend Memorial Day Weekend, 2020 in Indianapolis at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Experience the weekend as the personal guest of the owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two adult credentials are good for all four days and gets you access all around the track, including being on the race grid up until an hour before those iconic words, “Gentlemen, Start Your Engines” are spoken (must be 18 years). Your VIP status gets you prime location for the outdoor concerts at the racetrack on Friday afternoon and Saturday evening. You will attend the Pret Race Drivers’ meeting on Saturday morning followed by Hot Laps in a car driven by a former driver in the Indianapolis 500 (must be 18). On race day, you will join a police escorted motorcade into the track. The pinnacle is 2 VIP tickets to luxury Pagoda overlooking the iconic Yard of Bricks and Start/Finish Line for the greatest spectacle in racing! Roundtrip transportation provided.
Donated by Kathi George and Steve Conforti
Transportation provided by the Brent Shapiro Foundation
JAMAICA VACATION – A WEEK AT THE TRYALL CLUB FOR 16 PEOPLE WITH STAFF OF 7!
Enjoy a week at Haystack, your own private villa situated on four acres with a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea. Included in Condé Nast’s Gold List of “the best places to stay in the world,” the Tryall Club in Jamaica is an exclusive gated villa resort with one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses. A personal staff of seven including your Head of Villa/Concierge Donna, Chef Rodney and Villa Overseer Norbert will pamper your party. Haystack accommodates 16 guests in eight bedrooms. The villa features Rodney’s amazing cuisine, a pool, outdoor bar, game room, 700 square foot gym, fire pit, three dining areas, WIFI access and more! Haystack was renovated over the summer of 2019, boasts a new decor and distinguished contemporary art collection curated by Los Angeles art advisory TAG ARTS. Works by internationally recognized artists, including Hank Willis Thomas, Alex Prager, Anton Henning, Wayne Gonzalez, Vik Muniz, Brian Calvin and Donald Baechler, can be enjoyed while taking in the luxuries of the villa.
Donated by Emily and Teddy Greenspan
Shane Russeck, Modern Day Photographer: From the “WildLife” Series: Panthera Leo – 2019
Shane Russeck is a modern day photographer and adventurer. He first picked up a camera while training with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach at the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club. One of his first shots of Roach now hangs in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He has since gone on to shoot recognizable stars and public figures. His background in fine art and his passion for Americana and outlaw culture make his work both raw and visceral. “Wild Life” is a series of large monochrome portraits of Lions, Wild Mustangs, and Wolves just to name a few. This series has established Shane as a fine art photographer with growing interest in his work from collectors around the world. Take home piece from this stunning series; a 40x60 pigment print, signed, dated, and numbered 1/10 from a sold out edition in black ink in the lower margin. Mounted and framed (handmade).
Donated by Shane Russek
NAPA WINE PACKAGE
This is a must have for wine lovers and not available to the general public! You and your guest will enjoy wine country bliss nestled among the hillside wineries of plush Sonoma and Napa Valley, California. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Master Sommeliers will personally select prestigious wineries for your VIP tours and tastings. You will enjoy superb vintages from some of America’s most celebrated vintners and wineries.
This trip includes round trip transportation from Burbank to Concorde Airport and ground transportation.
Donated by Larry Ruvo of Southern Wines & Spirits
Transportation provided by The Brent Shapiro Foundation
FX WEB MEDIA
This certificate, brought to you by FX Web Media, awards you 4, 5-minute Creative Branding Videos for your Company, Brand, or Product. Each video is customizable and created to highlight the visual elements your business has to offer. Step ahead of the crowd and let your brand capture their attention first. FX WEB MEDIA has been responsible for The Brent’s Club Event video’s and highlight videos, for the last 3 years.
Disclaimer: Certificate includes Full Production Team (Camera, Audio, Lighting, Teleprompter), script writing, & post production with 2 rounds of edits. Any additional edits will be charged at regular fee. Travel Expenses, talent hire, and location fee not included (if a different location is desired that charges a fee).
Donated by Ty & Khristy Sherrell of FX Web Media
CUSTOM AUTOGRAPHED CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SHOES
Christian Louboutin will create a one of a kind artistic drawing and signature on the bottom of his shoes incredible red soles. Will also get $500 credit towards the purchase of the shoe of your chose for him to personalize.
Donated by Kirk Vartanian
THE BRANDO RESORT
Enjoy 4 nights at The Brando in a one bedroom villa, all inclusive for 2 people. The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features 35 villas on white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds.Donated by Richard Bailey
SUPER BOWL TICKETS
You and a guest will have fantastic seats up close and personal to witness the excitement of the championship game featuring the top two teams of the 2019/2020 NFL season, on February 2, 2020 in Miami, FL.
Donated by Dean Spanos & the Los Angeles Chargers
Speaking Role on The Bold and The Beautiful & Benheart Shopping Spree
Have your breakout television performance with a speaking role on The Bold and The Beautiful! The winner will receive an U/5 part on the daytime drama, The Bold and The Beautiful, which means you will be a part of The Bold and The Beautiful production and will have 5 lines or less on the show! Afterwards, go shopping with The Bold and The Beautiful actress, Katherine Kelly Lang, to select your luxury leather pieces from Benheart, Italian leather goods made in Florence, Italy now on Rodeo Drive.
Donated by Bradley Bell, Bell-Phillip Television Prods. Inc., Katherine Kelly Lang, and Benheart
DOUGLAS KIRKLAND, HOLLYWOOD’S FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER
You could be the lucky owner of a 60x80 framed original print of Marilyn Monroe by fashion and celebrity photographer, Douglas Kirkland. This classic horizontal Marilyn 10/25 is the most sought after Marilyn from the series. This was Marilyn’s favorite image and she said when she looked at it, “that girl, that girl is the kind of girl any man would want to be in bed with!” She meant a king or a truck driver… and the pillow represented the man.
The print is beautifully framed and sure to be a piece of art that will be the pinnacle of your collection.
Donated by Françoise and Douglas Kirkland
Treat your guests to an amazing evening of fun and food with a dinner for 10 at Avra, the hottest restaurant in Beverly Hills. Included in your dinner will be a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne and a bottle of fine wine.
Donated by Marc Packer
LOS ANGELES DODGERS PACKAGE
A must-have for die-hard Dodger Fans! Once in a lifetime opportunity for you and 10 of your closest friends to be personally instructed in a private batting practice session inside the Dodger Batting Cages with former Los Angeles Dodgers’ catcher and catching coach, Steve Yeager.
Donated by Lon Rosen
Madison Club in Palm Desert
Enjoy a 4-night stay in this gorgeous 10,000 sq. ft., 5 bedroom home (sleeps up to 5 couples) located on one of the most prestige golf courses in the country with a very exclusive membership roster. Your stay will include a round of golf for four (the owner will need to be on property and golf with guests to access the golf course). The house has full-time maid service and the golf will include a caddy. The club is open from November 14th to June 30th. The dates will need to be mutually agreed upon with the owner.
Donated by Kelly and Christina Gwin
One of the most iconic leather bags can be yours in the stunning color of Marine.
One of the most iconic leather wallets can be yours in the stunning color of Marine.
Top Rank is happy to provide 2 VIP Ringside seats to a mutually agreed upon fight. In addition to the seats, become the new Michael Buffer! The winner will have the chance to be the ring announcer for the non-televised undercard fight. At the end of the match, the champion of the fight will personally autograph a boxing glove, just for you.
Donated by Top Rank
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ PACKAGE
Enjoy a little bit of everything that makes the California Dream! At the beautiful Peninsula Hotel located in Beverly Hills, enjoy a two-night stay in a Superior Room and breakfast for two. Enhance your locks with an exclusive appointment with Beverly Hills based stylist José Eber, the architect of the world’s most acclaimed hairstyles. Unwind with a skincare package from Dr. Lancer, a spa package from Dr. Garth Fisher, and a hydrafacial from Dr. Paul Nassif.
Donations by Peninsula Hotel, Jose Eber, Dr. Lancer, Dr. Garth Fisher, Dr. Paul Nassif
MONTAGE HOTEL PACKAGE
Enjoy a two-night/three-day stay at each of these luxurious Montage Hotel properties: Montage Los Cabos, Montage Kapalua Bay, Montage Laguna Beach, and Montage Palmetto Bluff.
Donated by Alan Fuerstman and Montage Hotels & Resorts
Our Newest Club
On August 24, we held the ribbon cutting for the Learning Lab Ventures campus, our newest Brent’s Club.
This club is sponsored by our newest partner, the Detroit Pistons. At the ribbon cutting, Detroit Pistons stars Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson interacted with the kids, spoke, and cut the ribbon along with Robert Shapiro.
Later this year, we will be opening Brent’s Clubs locations in Houston and Las Vegas. The clubs will be located at the Boys and Girls Clubs.
End-of Summer Fun!
On Friday, August 2, 75 Brent’s Club kids attended the annual pool party at the Variety Boys and Girls Club. Carvel owner Stephen Winick provided ice cream sandwiches for the kids.
About Brent’s Clubs
Brent’s Club is currently sponsored by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bulls, the New York Giants, Major League Baseball—and now the Detroit Pistons.
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