Rodney McLeod and Bernard Hopkins Attend the Launch Festivities
When it comes to philanthropy, Philly knows how to get it done! We couldn’t be more thankful to our sponsors and attendees at this year’s announcement party for Fashion Touchdown 2018 on July 19.
Fashion, food, art, music and more were enjoyed by the participants as they all had a first look at what to expect for the big event on November 5. The goal is to raise $1 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (BBBS) and we’re off to a great start!
The room was full of generous attendees ready to make this year’s fundraiser bigger and better than ever. You could literally feel the enthusiasm and love in the room. Special guests included Rodney McLeod, Jordan Hicks, and Chris Maragos from the Super Bowl-winning team, the Philadelphia Eagles, and World Champion Boxer, Bernard Hopkins.
On display at the announcement event was an exclusive Nicole Miller crystal-embellished “Eagles” jacket and samples of fashions from Damari Savile and ToBox. Honorary Event Co-Chairs James and Dr. Lynn Devers were on hand for the kickoff as were presenting sponsor, Joseph M. Marrone, Founding Partner of Marrone Law Firm, LLC, and Marcus Allen, CEO of BBBS.
Philadelphia Celebrity Pop Artist, Perry Milou, showcased a brilliant interactive art piece. Our food and drink sponsors, Brulee Catering, Casamigos Tequila, Stateside Vodka, and Yards Brewery, provided appetizers and spirits for the crowd.
Additionally, Live Nation, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and AmerisourceBergen were welcomed as the newest sponsors.
New for Fashion Touchdown 2018
So what’s new for the fifth annual event? Some of our beloved Philadelphia Eagles players will again walk the runway, this time in Damari Savile’s new bespoke menswear collection by their teammate, Malcolm Jenkins, along with footwear by ToBox Shoes. Their spouses, on the other hand, will don a beautiful line from internationally-acclaimed designer, Nicole Miller. Philadelphia’s own Jason Matthew Salon will donate all hair and makeup services for the female models. Miller, ToBox, and Jason Matthew Salon are all returning runway fashion show partners.
Furthermore, a live auction with signed players jerseys, player meet and greet opportunities, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences are just some of the exciting events planned for this year’s fundraiser.
Giving Back to the Community
Fashion Touchdown has become one of Philadelphia’s biggest and most talked about philanthropic events.
Marrone Law Firm is proud to once again lend its name and resources to this spectacular annual event. Founding Partner, Joseph M. Marrone, Esquire, is known throughout Philadelphia for his philanthropy and involvement with BBBS, where he serves on their Governing Board of Directors.
“Those who know me are aware that BBBS and Fashion Touchdown are very dear to my heart,” said Marrone. “What better way to give back to our beloved Philly than to mentor the next generation in not only pursuing their dreams but also encouraging them to support their community.
“Giving back feels so good and seeing the results in the eyes of the youth that are supported by the incredible BBBS organization is wonderful!”
BBBS is indeed changing lives one story at a time. In fact, 84 percent of former Littles stated that their Big played a prominent role in their outlook for the future, such as attending college. BBBS provides children facing adversity the ability to change their lives for the better. This organization served nearly 4,000 children last year alone and still has much more work that needs to be done. That’s why charity events, such as Fashion Touchdown, are vital in their fundraising efforts. Last year’s sold-out event raised $360,000 in one night.
Get Tickets Now
Fashion football fever is in the air. Catch it and attend Fashion Touchdown 2018. Get your tickets and support a great cause at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-brothers-big-sisters-fashion-touchdown-2018-tickets-42871562999?aff=es2.
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