Ferrari’s and McLaren’s lined the entrance to the March 4, 2017 event which began in the courtyard with passed hors d’oeuvres created from ingredients provided by title sponsor Cheney Brothers and plenty of Tito’s Vodka, another title sponsor along with Steinger, Iscoe, and Greene. Guests had their photos taken in front of the event logo backdrop during cocktail hour while they mingled and bid on silent auction items.
Once inside the beautiful ballroom for the main event, guests were seated at tables decorated with an Oscar theme. Many of the ladies in attendance contributed to the Hollywood atmosphere in their gorgeous gold colored gowns, which was a popular choice by actresses at this year’s Oscars.
Recognition was given during dinner to athletes who had competed in events earlier in the day. The audience applauded heartily while the athletes received their accolades and then watched a video about the organization.
During a gourmet buffet dinner that included King Crab Legs and Filet Mignon, attendees were entertained by a speed painter who painted one piece during a rousing rendition of the Star Spangled Banner that had every one in attendance on their feet in salute to this great country. The two paintings were later part of the live auction that also included a gorgeous bronze piece by a world renowned artist and a very limited edition Tiffany hand gun complete with Tiffany blue coloring and case.
Once bidding was complete and donations made to help send athletes to the event in Australia, the band hit the stage and the party got started!!!
This is when Fotoboyz went into high gear. Our open style photo booth had been available during transition moments of the program, but once it was over, guests couldn’t wait to pose with the miniature gold Oscar statues and other Fotoboyz props!! We took photos and videos until late in the night. People kept lining up to have more photos with different friends!
Fotoboyz set up the booth, provided the props, guided guests through photo poses and videos, but the guests at this party were such a fun, nice group it seemed like we weren’t even working!! Our smiles at the end of the night were bigger than the guests’ in the photos!!
Everyone who was in a photo received a print out strip immediately. Fotoboyz Graphic Designer customized the strip with the Dream Ride Experience logo at the bottom so attendees will always remember what event they were at when they had such a great time!! We also had our Social Media Share Station set up for guests to enter their email addresses to receive a digital copy of their photos and videos to share with friends and family after the event.
The Dream Ride Experience was a top notch event from start to finish and raised money for a great cause. Fotoboyz is honored to have been a part of this event and to see on the faces the joy and appreciation of athletes who will directly benefit from the funds raised to compete at the Special Olympics Event in Australia!