After all of the festivities, the very last day of events was filled with boat races, lobsters and rum punches. Boat racing is the national sport on the island of Anguilla. The beautiful Meads Bay Villas owned by Mr. Thomas McInerney (our host), had a perfect view of the races and allowed us all to relax together and get some sun! The Solaire Cup allowed for a number of team sailors to hit the waters and race to the finish line. The first place winner was ‘Light & Peace!’ Followed by 4 runner-ups.
While some individuals gathered at Meads Bay Beach, others took the trip over to Scilly Cay. A remote island, only accessible via a small 2 minute boat ride. The island is only filled by the restaurant itself and is owned by a man named “Gorgeous” and his wife Sandra. Scilly Cay is best known for their amazingly large plates filled of lobster, cray fish and chicken. However, what they are most notably known for is their popular rum punches! They have a fantastic band, made up of 4 extremely talented men who play home-made instruments and cover some of our favorite songs.
Sunday night we all came together for an intimate last night at the Sunset Lounge. Mr. Jeff David, our amazing host and General Manager of Viceroy Anguilla treated everyone to champagne and sushi! Here are the pictures from the day and evening activities..
Another beautiful day on the island! We had a shotgun start and played the tournament as a scramble. Each participating golfer received a limited edition Ruben Brown Anguilla Classic sleeve of golf balls provided by Oncore Golf, a customized Ruben Brown Anguilla Classic golfing hat provided by New Era Cap, a Room 101 cigar and cigar cutter, Solaire sunscreen, a Ruben Brown Anguilla Classic metal divot repair tool and a custom metal Temenos Golf Course tag. The winners were Honda International; Cliff Collier, Randy Groves, Tom Hudson and Kenny Houston. Karl Chatman won closest to the hole!
The Viceroy staff and Mr. Jeff David, General Manager, set up a wonderful spread at the hospitality villa. We started the evening with cocktails a la Ciroc coconut and pineapple juice. This is most definitely the drink to drink in paradise or if want to close your eyes and imagine you are! The pool party and BBQ were a great way to finish the day with a dip in the hot tub and midnight swimming under the stars!
Friday was the celebrity’s free day. We wanted to let our guests enjoy the Island of Anguilla and “get lost” in its beauty. Most people spent the day by the beach, horseback riding, or even fishing! That evening we hosted a silent auction at Da’vida’s restaurant where they provided us their entire loft. Our auction was filled with amazing trips around the world, sports memorabilia and popular art! We decided to have the event around 5pm, so that we could be there for sunset. So beautiful! Check out the pictures of the auction and the guests enjoying themselves during our evening festivities.
Thursday afternoon the rest of our celebrity attendees and their guests arrived at Blowing Point, Anguilla. We were ready to show our guests just how beautiful Anguilla was and why it was so important for them to be supporting this cause. The crisp blue water stole the hearts of all and the hospitality and warm welcome from those of the Island was a plus to the start of this outstanding event. Once our guests arrived in Blowing Point they were brought to Viceroy Hotel (our presenting sponsor) where they were greeted by a steel-pan band, rum punches (a favorite of the Island) and swag bags filled with goodies from many of our sponsors. Some of these goodies consisted of towels from National Securities, New Era Cap fedoras, t-shirts from Marbey Clothing, skin care products from MedPodium and more!
Thursday night was the VIP cocktail reception in the penthouse of the Viceroy Anguilla. Couldn’t have picked a better setting than the penthouse! Dj sugar was pumping out the hits and the entire mezzanine was turned into the dance floor. The food was phenomenal and the beverages were flowing! What an amazing way to kick off the festivities of the weekend.
Here’s the slide show from the night!
Many of the celeb guests from Los Angeles arrived in the late afternoon. We met for dinner at The Half-Shell, which is located on the beach overlooking Meads Bay. The midnight beach setting was perfectly complemented by good music, delicious food and great personalities. Here’s a slideshow of the night’s festivities:
As per usual, the food was amazing. The pastry chef prepared wonderful desserts, including chocolate pots de creme, chocolate cream tart with passionfruit creme brulee and fruit tarts made dragonfruit, mango, strawberries, and vanilla pastry creme. Yum!