Ruben Brown visits Anguillian High School

Check out this great video from Ruben’s visit to the high school on the island. The kids were assembled to celebrate Sports Day, which recognized top student athletes. This was a great opportunity for both Ruben and the children to meet, discuss the plans of the Anguilla Youth Sports Complex, and of course, have some fun! Thank you to the Major League Soccer team, the Houston Dynamo for donating t-shirts, hats, jerseys, soccer balls, folders, and much more for the youth of Anguilla!

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RBAClassic beginning adventures…

The team has arrived!

While Karina and Curt have been busy since their arrival Thursday evening, the rest of the KC You There team arrived yesterday afternoon to the picturesque Viceroy Hotel (presenting sponsor of the RBAClassic).  As expected, the weather here is unbelievable and can only be beat by the good times to be had by all at the classic just three short days away.

During the first day of Karina and Curt’s stay, they were able to meet a number of celebrities like Kelly Osbourne and Cheryl Hines and sit in on an extraordinary speech given by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on environmental issues. Here is a picture of the speech that took place at Sunset Lounge in the Viceroy Hotel.

Going through customs in St. Maarten was a breeze. After gathering the luggage and heading over to the marina, it was time to board the boat to Anguilla! Taking a deep breath of the salty ocean air was a great ending to the beginning of our adventure!

Take a look at the slideshow of the journey to the island. The villa is beautiful and the view of the ocean is myriad of greens and blues. It’s not hard to get up for work here! Check out the pictures from the arrival of our team, Ruben’s team and setting up the swag bags for our guests!

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A Glance at a few RBAClassic Auction Items

1-VIP Tour of ESPN Studios!:  From the time the Network was created in 1979, ESPN has aired over 31,000 unique episodes of SportsCenter featuring the world’s greatest athletes. Now is your chance for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bristol, Connecticut facilities where each show is filmed! Two (2) people will enjoy this VIP experience which will be hosted by an ESPN SportsCenter Executive Producer. This tour has NEVER BEEN OFFERED BEFORE! Tours only take place on weekend afternoons and dates are to be mutually agreed upon. Experience will last approximately one hour.

 

2- Attend the 2012 Grammy Awards!: You will enjoy two Bronze-level tickets to the 2012 Grammy Awards show, taking place at the Staples Center in LA. See some of the top names in the music business, as past performers have included Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, the Foo Fighters, and many more. After the show is over, the fun continues as you will receive two invitations to the official after-party. As part of this package, you will also enjoy a three-night stay at the 4-star Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel and round-trip airfare for two!

 

3- Tour Yankee Stadium With a former Yankees World Series Champion Player!: This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity includes two tickets for a behind-the-scenes tour of the New York Yankee Stadium on a date to be determined. Your VIP tour of the stadium will actually be led by a former Yankees player! Don’t forget to bring your cameras and Yankee memorabilia for autographs.

 

4- Attend a Soccer Clinic for Kids with Team USA Goalie Tim Howard!: Now is your change to have your son or daughter learn from one of the greatest American Soccer Goalkeepers of all time! This package includes Admission for one child into a soccer clinic to be hosted by Team USA Goalie Tim Howard during the Summer of 2011 in the New York Metropolitan Area, Admission for two adult chaperones to accompany the child to this experience (Camera’s Allowed!). You will also received a hand-signed photo from Tim Howard. Last but not least, you will have the opportunity to shoot a penalty kick on the US Men’s National Team goalie and see if you can score!

 

5- British Columbia, Canada Ski Getaway Package to Whistler: Enjoy a four days & three nights at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler! Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, Fairmont Chateau Whistler defines mountain luxury. With true ski-in and ski-out convenience, a pampering spa, and an onsite golf course, the classic elegance of this landmark Whistler hotels offers a modern setting for unsurpassed guest service, sublime dining and full resort amenities. Explore your passions for adventure and relaxation in Whistler year round. This package also includes a $150 Fairmont gift card, which you can use to enjoy lift tickets, spa treatments, or even towards dining at the hotel.

6-Enjoy a Getaway to Wine Country: This is a getaway for two to Sonoma, California for 4-days & 3-nights at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa! Also includes a $100 resort credit and a personalized 5-hour chauffeured winery tour!

7-“Name Your Own Horse Race Experience” at Churchill Downs: Ths includes: a luxurious Jockey Club Suite, 2 round trip AA tickets, 3-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, and the very best, A race will be named in your honor, complete with a trophy presentation! A personalized race …name will be listed in the program. You and your guest will be escorted into the Paddock for the saddling prior to your race. After viewing the selected race from trackside, you will step into the Trackside Winner’s Circle and present a trophy engraved with your name to the winner. You will also receive a duplicate trophy and an 8×10 color photograph taken in the Winner’s Circle to take home as a memento!

Febraury 6, 2011 RBAClassic Press Conference at Temenos

February 6, 2011, the Ruben Brown Foundation & KC You There, LLC. announced the Ruben Brown Anguilla Classic at a press conference held at Temenos Golf Club. The turnout was tremendous with local press who arrived with television crews and photographers.  Everyone in attendance was excited with anticipation leading up to the RBAClassic and the pre and post events leading up to the “Classic”.

During the press conference, Chief Education Officer Rhonda Connor received a wonderful surprise from Thomas Kelly and the Ruben Brown Foundation with a gracious donation of eight computers for a school in Anguilla of Mrs. Conner’s choice.  This generous gift was another symbol of the dedication and commitment towards the youth in Anguilla.

Mrs. Connor was in disbelief and replied, “the donation demonstrated awareness that education was a very special business and that technology played a very important role in the advancement of education. She expressed thanks to the donors on behalf of the Government, Ministry of Education and teachers and especially the children who will benefit from the use of the computers.”

Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism, Haydn Hughes, thanked Eddie Kelly for his generosity to the people in Anguilla, particularly the children. He was delighted that the celebrity golf tournament was coming to fruition after much discussion and planning.  Hughes stated,  “that in addition to helping the island’s youth, the Ruben Brown Anguilla Classic would put the island in the spotlight, gaining the attention of many persons and he expressed gratitude to the Ruben Brown Foundation for its contribution to Anguilla.”

The Ruben Brown Foundation and KC You There, LLC would like to thank Thomas Kelly, Tom McInerney, Chantelle Davis, Viceroy Hotel (presenting sponsor), Temenos Golf Club, and Parliamentary Secretary Haydn Hughes.

During our week stay in Anguilla we also had the priveldge of going on-air with a number of radio stations. One in particular was KoolFM 103.3, broadcasted over the Caribbean, Florida, New York & California! The Island was so welcoming and the hospitality was incredible. After staying at a friends villa, Viceroy Hotel was generous to put us up in one of their 1 bedroom suites, words can not describe how beautiful the room, hotel and view were! Check out the pictures for yourself…

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Ruben Brown hosts Super Bowl XLV Party at Elvis’ Beach Bar Anguilla!

 

February 6, 2011, one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year has come again this year… Super Bowl XLV!!  Thirty-two NFL teams have battled out sixteen grueling games to receive the rights to gain access to the playoffs which teams defended their elimination playoff lives until there were two teams standing.  

Although, Dallas, TX was hosting Super Bowl XLV the party was on the Island of Anguilla! Ruben Brown hosted his first Super Bowl Party at Elvis’ Beach Bar after announcing the RBAClassic to the Caribbean and the rest of the world at the press conference earlier that day at Temenos Golf Club.

With American Football not being the island’s most popular sport, the turn out for the Super Bowl party was a huge success! With over 300 people including Anguillans, tourists, and visitors of neighboring islands made this night a fun and energetic party!

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