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2x ESPY Winner Katelyn Ohashi, St. Louis Blues Annual Pre-ESPY Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge at La Peer Hotel

2x ESPY Winner Katelyn Ohashi, St. Louis Blues Annual Pre-ESPY Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge at La Peer Hotel

Annual Pre-ESPY Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge was held this week where legends in the sports world mingled with some of the newest rising, and established, talent in the world of the NHL, NBA, NFL, UFC, WWE, Pro Golf, Olympics and more.  Hosted by the world’s premiere celebrity gifting lounge producer, GBK Productions.

On Tuesday, July 9th, GBK partnered with The Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood, for a fun day of celebration before the ESPY Awards Ceremony on Wednesday July 10th.

Greg Louganis with 1 More Headphones – Photo Credit: Jerry Digby


This star-studded event hosted some of the most well-known figures in the sporting world including recent Stanley Cup winners Jordan Binnington & Robby Fabbri of the St. Louis Blues who, along with their teammates, just took home the ESPY award for Best Comeback.


ESPY winners Jordan Binnington & Robby Fabbri with GELStx- Photo Credit: Kirsten Moore

Past Super Bowl winners were on hand including James Farrior (Steelers), Obi Melifonwu (Patriots), Ronnie Hillman (Broncos), Prince Amukamara (Giants) as well as other NFL players such as Donald Penn (3x Pro Bowl), Marvell Tell III (Colts), Nickell Robey (Rams), Ty Nsekhe (Buffalo Bills), Marcus Williams (Saints), Anthony Alabi (Dolphins) and Marcedes Lewis (Packers).

Fred Rosser with IFGfit – Photo Credit: Marion Rhoades

WWE Superstar Fred Rosser enjoyed the lounge as well as WWE Host Cathy Kelley, ESPN Reporter Victoria Arlen and Fox Sports Reporter Jenn Hale2x NBA Champ Norm Nixon (Lakers) was in attendance as well as Pro Golfer Anna DePalma and current UFC Welter Weight Champion Karmaru Usman.

2x ESPY winner Katelyn Ohashi arrival – Photo Credit: Will Roberts

A few of the stars of HBO’s series Ballers stopped by including London Brown, Carl McDowell and Kris D. Lofton as was Corey Calliet star of E!’s hit series Revenge Body, Barton Fitzpatrick star of Showtime’s The Chi among other celeb attendees.  Diving legend, and multiple Olympic Gold Medal winner, Greg Louganis enjoyed the lounge along with viral gymnastic sensation (and 2x ESPY winner – for Best Viral Moment and Best Play) Katelyn Ohashi.  Additional talent gifted included Blake Snell (ESPN nominee – Baseball), world champion surfer Kelly Slater and ESPY nominee (and 1st Draft Pick) Kyler Murray.  The event was covered on-site by multiple press outlets including NBC, E! News, ESPN, LA Times, Time-Warner News, The Sun and many more.

Product Shot – Photo Credit: Nikki Fife

The celebrities and sports stars who attended this week’s GBK Pre-ESPY Awards event were treated to gifts by IFGfit, designs stylish self-correcting posture activewear with invisible Anti-Slouch technology that instantly and continuously restores posture through proprioception, improves diaphragm breathing and accelerates recovery.

Other amazing gifts being presented include GELSTX which is a custom built GELSTX GOLF Weighted training aid that is custom designed to each individual as well their athleisure and performance line of hats and hoodies, Silent Mode Powermask which is a high-tech sleep mask that dramatically reduces the impact of stress through rest, Kimpton La Peer Hotel voucher for use at their resort and restaurant,

Anthony Alabi with Silentmode- Photo Credit: Marion Rhoades

PFB Vanish hair removal products to produce smooth skin and eliminate bumps and ingrown hair, Beauty Pulse gifted the first ever line of luxury cosmetic CBD skin-care which includes the most luxurious, nourishing and restorative anti-aging skin care formulations made using the purest, most effective cold CO2 extractions of CBD available, LA Smash Cakes were on hand to gift a voucher for one of their signature hand-made edible chocolate domes filled with candy.  Guests were excited to receive a complimentary stay at Fit Farm – the Nation’s premiere fitness retreat nestled on 160 acres in the hills of Nashville, complete with a full-scale adult playground encompassing 12 zones and America’s first and only permanent obstacle course with lodging.  S Hotel Montego Bay Jamaica was offering up a complimentary 3-night stay at their resort in Jamaica overlooking famed Doctor’s Cave Beach through Swanky Retreats.  Other gifts provided were B Opulent jewelry with all-natural power beads imported from around the world, Shanti Hot Yoga memberships,

Story Bikes were gifting their Electric Bike that is designed to take you where you want to go with style and power while being environmentally friendly while knowing that you’ve mobilized children at a local school in Zimbabwe, ReShoeVn8r sneaker care packages for all of your sneaker needs, 1 More Headphones gifted 1 More Triple Driver BT in-ear wireless headphones, Hertelendy Wines gifted wine and winery tasting packages and Deaf Man’s BBQ Sauce which specializes in small batch gourmet BBQ sauces which are gluten-free, made using natural ingredients that are non-GMO.  As with every GBK Lounge there was a charity on-site to inform and engage their guests and this year ETTA Charity was chosen, whose mission is to provide programs and services that enable people with disabilities to live fully enriched, independent and active lives.

Music was provided by ADM Entertainment and Talent and Press secured by Mosaic Public Relations.

About The Author

Joe Wehinger is the CEO of United Digital & Associates and the Publisher of this magazine Daily Ovation. He enjoys (and writes about) food, wine, spirits, travel, technology and philanthropy. Mostly, he likes to get people excited and curious about the things that get him excited and curious. Thanks for reading!

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