Sports & Music Reunion Draws Star Studded Crowd, Highlights New Era in Civic Engagement
LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2018 — Star athletes Larry Fitzgerald and Aaron Gordon; celebrities Chris Spencer, Terry Crews; and CEOs Arnold Donald of Carnival Corporation and Quintin Primo III of Capri Investment Group rocked the audience and inspired elation with their comments on community involvement, civic engagement and exercising the right to vote at The Sports & Music Reunion presented by Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills.
During the standing room only private event, hosted by Chris Spencer and Andre Farr, Farr spoke of “Only 27 percent of African Americans turn out to vote. How can we complain if we don’t do anything? You can vote any way you want-but just vote. We must use our platform to inspire community engagement. It’s the only way we can change the direction of our community,” said Farr to passionate applause.
There will be a bi-annual, multi-year series of special events that will bring together celebrated athletes, entertainers and business leaders to not only celebrate with a purpose but also effect real change in community involvement, voter registration and voter engagement. The next event is the BAY IN LA Weekend presented by Carnival Corporation set to take place Labor Day Weekend 2018 at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
“Carnival Corporation is dedicated to building upon our legacy as an exemplary corporate citizen and we are proud to support Andre Farr and his team on a very successful 2018 Sports & Music Reunion, ” said Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation, whose nine global cruise line brands include Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn.
Farr set the stage for what’s to come at The Sports & Music Reunion with his prestigious 2018 Best By Farr awards, which were presented to four distinguished business & civic leaders:
* Arnold Donald, president & CEO of Carnival Corp., received the CEO of the Year Award;
* Quintin Primo III, chairman & CEO of Capri Investment Group, received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award;
* Terry Crews, actor, artist, athlete and activist, received the Leadership and Valor Award; and
* Danielle Frost, founder & CEO, A Frostchild Production, received the Sports Event Producer of the Year Award.