- Published: Sunday, 19 January 2020 01:23
As the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics approaches, the festivities are already kicking off with celebrities and professional athletes coming together to raise money for Olympians and future Paralympic hopefuls.
Held on Saturday, January 4, “Gold Meets Golden 2020” hosted an event to raise awareness and support for sports-related causes on its seventh anniversary. This year the event benefitted Angel City Sports, a local organization that helps provide resources, coaching and equipment for young athletes with disabilities. The Coca-Cola Company partnered with “Gold Meets Golden 2020” as a long-time supporter of the Olympics and Paralympics. Athletes Olympian Greg Louganis and track legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Coldplay, actor Matt Bomer, Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo (HARRIET) and Golden Globe winner Taron Egerton were on hand for the special event that featured fun activities and booths.
The Coco-Cola display was a fun summer-themed Tokyo Bodega featuring many of their brands (Dasani, smartWater, vitaminWater, CORE Power, ZICO etc) and celebrity and athlete guests signed a “Good Luck Team USA” Wall for the upcoming Tokyo Games in July. At the event, the Coca-Cola Company also announced their “World Without Waste” campaign, an environmentally-friendly initiative which included using recyclable materials at the party to reduce waste such as the reusable grocery bag for the coveted gift bags. Other sponsors brought the goods as well. The BMW Beverly Hills dealership impressed event-goers with the display of a gold-dipped M8 series car with over 50 celebrity & athlete signatures on the hood of the car which will be auctioned off for the Angel City Sports charity. Sean Ramezani, the manager of the dealership, also announced they would be donating wheelchair racers to the organization.
Other fun activities included the Wheaties Cereal’s “Brunch of Champions booth where attendees could feel like a champ posing on their own Wheaties box. Attendees could look at the display of famous athletes who’ve graced past Wheaties boxes like Kristi Yamaguchi, Carl Lewis, Greg Louganis, Edwin Moses and Janet Evans for inspiration. Paul Mitchell who brought lots of smiles and good-looking hair styles to the adorable kids of Angel City Sports. Gorgeous Gold Flowers for the event were provided by J’Adore Les Fleurs, and Catering by 1212 Santa Monica Restaurant who also have locations in Tokyo.
The guests left with tons of gifts at the end of the day which included a 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, 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 and Official Limited Merchandise for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.