Archive for February 2011
On Saturday, February 5, 2011, live from the Super Bowl Media headquarters in North Texas, Marshall Faulk, was announced into the Pro Football Hall of Fame - Class of 2011.
“Perhaps one of the most prestigious honors an athlete can receive is to be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame,” said Faulk. “To actually be inducted is a recognition that exceeds all expectations on my part and instills an unshakable sense of pride not only in my history of being a player and sportscaster with the NFL, but in my unwavering faith and dedication to the league as a whole. It’s a symbol of respect that my fellow peers, coaches and fans have for me – a mutual admiration that I most certainly have for them.”
One of 15 finalists, Faulk, 37 years old, was selected to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which is housed in Canton, Ohio, where he will forever be commemorated for his time with and dedication to the National Football League (NFL).
“The NFL will forever be a part of my life and this unbelievable honor will ensure my place in the history of this American-favorite sport. The induction will inspire me to continue in countless efforts to become one of the very best in the broadcasting field.”
The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to professional football; to preserve professional football’s historic documents and artifacts; to educate the public regarding the origin, development and growth of professional football as an important part of American culture; and to promote the positive values of the sport.
Faulk, along with his fellow Class of 2011 inductees will officially be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during a ceremony held in Canton’s Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, August 6, 2011. The Class of 2011 Enshrinement is one of several events held to honor the inductees over a 10-day Hall of Fame at NFL Experience celebration.
About Marshall Faulk:
Former St. Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts all-pro running back Marshall Faulk enters his fifth season as an NFL Network analyst.
Faulk serves an analyst on NFL Total Access, where he is relied on to provide a player’s perspective into today’s game. He also appears on NFL Network’s pregame, halftime and postgame Thursday Night Football live game productions.
On NFL Sundays, Faulk can be seen on NFL GameDay Morning which kicks off NFL Network’s full coverage of all the NFL action on Sunday, including a special 8 ½-hour edition from Cowboys Stadium Super Bowl Sunday for Super Bowl XLV.
Faulk added game analyst to his versatile resume in 2006, with an impromptu appearance in the broadcast booth during Cowboys vs. Falcons on NFL Network with Sanders, filling in for Dick Vermeil. Faulk and Sanders returned to the NFL Network booth in 2007, providing color analysis for Bengals vs. 49ers and Steelers vs. Rams, and again in 2008 for Ravens vs. Cowboys.
Faulk is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and received numerous awards including NFL MVP (2000), Offensive Player of Year (1999-2001), NFL Rookie of the Year (1994), and Pro Bowl MVP (1995). In June 2009, Faulk was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, joining the ranks of past NFL inductees Archie Manning and Terry Bradshaw.
Faulk played in two Super Bowls with the St. Louis Rams. The Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV defeating the Tennessee Titans 23-16 and were defeated by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI, 20-17.
In 1994, Faulk was the second overall selection in the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He rushed for 1,000 yards in four of his five seasons with the Colts and scored 51 touchdowns.
Faulk was traded to the St. Louis Rams on Draft Day 1999. That season, he set an NFL record by gaining 2,429 total yards from scrimmage (since broken) and led the Rams to the franchise’s only Super Bowl victory. In winning league MVP honors a year later, he set an then all-time NFL record with 26 touchdowns.
Faulk is the first player in NFL history to record over 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four-consecutive seasons. He also holds Rams records for career (85) and rushing (58) touchdowns and ranks near the top of numerous NFL statistical categories including all-purpose yards, touchdowns and receptions by a running back.
Born in New Orleans, LA in 1973, Faulk attended George Washington Carver High School and San Diego State University where he was a three-time consensus All-American. In 2009, he was inducted into San Diego’s Breitbard Hall of Fame for his performance both on and off the field.
Aventura, FL (January 2011) – King Jewelers—South Florida’s premier jeweler of integrity since 1912, hosted its annual holiday cocktail reception on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at its Aventura showroom. This evening of pro-athletes and South Florida VIPs raised more than $30,000 for The Ricky Williams Foundation (RWF), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), organized to provide tutorial services, public speaking programs and sports camps for at-risk youth from low social-economic communities. The event featured cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffle, and a live auction featuring a ladies Harry Winston watch and men’s Bell & Ross watch, with proceeds benefitting The Ricky Williams Foundation.
About King Jewelers
Established in 1912, the King family has owned and operated King Jewelers for five generations while building an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value, and first-class service. Today, King Jewelers has brick-and-mortar stores located in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN, both of which have won numerous regional and national awards of distinction. Offering a magnificent selection of fine jewelry collections including the hottest Italian designs, estate jewelry, colored gemstones and fancy-colored diamonds, as well as luxury European timepieces, King Jewelers prides itself in being one step ahead of the trend. In addition, King Jewelers offers on-site jewelry and watch repairs, custom design services, appraisals, estate buying, and corporate gift programs. For more information, visit www.kings1912.com.
The red carpet rolls into Sunday at the Boca Raton concours d’ elegance – Jay Leno to attend Sunday automobile and motorcycle exhibition
For the first time in Concours history, headlining Gala comedian will join the Sunday festivities – Leno to present the ‘Jay Leno Big Dog Garage Award’ to one lucky entrant
BOCA RATON, FL (February 14, 2011) – The Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance is making history again – for the first time in five years, the Saturday night Gala headlining comedian will also attend the Sunday Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition. Jay Leno will grace the Sunday festivities and will award the car or motorcycle entrant of his choice with the one and only ‘Jay Leno Big Dog Garage Award’ on Sunday, February 27, 2011.
As with each year’s headlining performer, Jay Leno will be making a special appearance Saturday, February 26, 2011 during the black-tie optional gala dinner hosted at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Leno will deliver a live comedic performance for gala guests and those guests who purchase a $10,000 premiere table will have an opportunity to personally meet and have a professional photo taken with Leno, and Legends of Indy Award winners. Leno was the first comedian to take the stage at the Concours’ inaugural event and is celebrating the event’s five year anniversary by gracing the stage yet again – delivering an amazing performance for a night to remember. Unique to Leno’s gala appearance will be his acceptance of the Lee Iacocca Award, which will be presented to Leno because of his dedication to the classic car hobby through vehicle preservation, club participation, and because he has unselfishly assisted and encouraged others in perpetuating an “American Automotive Tradition.” Additionally, gala guests will be treated to an unforgettable live auction, where Leno will be auctioning off special packages to be his VIP guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and also allow them to tour Leno’s private collection ‘Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage,’ in Southern California.
As if Leno taking the stage in honor of the fifth year anniversary of the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance wasn’t enough to rev guests’ engines, America’s No. 1 Car and Motorcycle guy himself will be attending the Sunday Concours as well to share in the auto-excitement. Now Sunday guests will have the chance to rub elbows with the stars! Car and motorcycle fanatics from around the world will get to experience an automotive showcase featuring cars and motorcycles from a wide range of time periods and now, they’ll experience it in the presence of Jay Leno. Once the show kicks off, guests are invited to walk
through a series of amazing vendor tents including the 2011 Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance tent. An expert panel of judges will select the finest cars based on a preset criterion to include period, presentation and authenticity. And Leno will personally review all of the cars and motorcycles on the show field, ultimately choosing one as the winner of the ‘Jay Leno Big Dog Garage Award.’ While wandering the show field, guests will have the chance to peruse the entries along side of Leno and maybe even grab a photo with him during a couple of impromptu photo-opps. The red carpet experience doesn’t stop there, as some of the Legends of Indy Award winners will also be in attendance. Al Unser, Sr., Bobby Unser and Al Unser, Jr. will not only be mingling with guests during the Sunday festivities but all be walking the show field to assist in judging the vintage Indy Cars on display.
The award ceremony will commence at 3:00pm highlighting each winner as they drive to the judge’s booth to receive their trophy. A variety of manufacturers will be exhibited, including vintage, antique and exotic classes. Guests can also enjoy a special tribute to the Indianapolis 500 featuring a display of Indy cars and impressive memorabilia, and have the chance to meet a few of the Indy Legends in person.
For additional information on the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance, to see a full schedule of events, or to register for the Automobile and Motorcycle exhibition please visit www.bocaCDE.com. As the event evolves over the next year, the website will provide up-to-date important information – so check back daily. All events are open to the public with tickets sold separately. Tickets can be purchased for the Friday night duPont Registry Live! Hangar Party for $50 per person; the Saturday Gala dinner for $500 per person and up; and the Sunday Concours Automobile and Motorcycle exhibit for $50 per person. To purchase tickets, please call 954-537-1010 or visit www.bocaCDE.com.
Laila Ali launches new beauty and personal care line, featuring hair and skin care products and fragrances for men and women.
Available this fall at retailers nationwide
MIAMI, FL (September 2010) – World champion athlete, television personality and active philanthropist Laila Ali, along with International Beauty Brands (IBB) – a leader in the fragrance and personal care product manufacturing and distribution industry for more than 20 years – are pleased to announce a new line of beauty and personal care products by Laila Ali.
Available in early fall at retailers nationwide, the new Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand will feature a range of professional hair care and skin care products, and all-natural, sustainable fragrances for both men and women.
According to Tony Eluck, President of IBB, “We are thrilled to be part of the development team behind the new Laila Ali brand of beauty and personal care products. IBB worked closely with Laila to create a product with style and sophistication that is reflective of her lifestyle. Our initial responses in the marketplace have been terrific. There is a huge void in today’s beauty and personal care arena for ethnic-driven products; we are confident that this new line will speak well to the modern woman and appeal to a wide range of ethnicities.”
“Partnering with Tony and IBB has been a tremendous experience,” said Ali. “Not only does IBB have expertise in both manufacturing and global distribution, but Tony and his team have the technical know-how to express my vision for my inaugural comprehensive beauty and personal care product line. As many may know, I used to be a licensed manicurist and owned and operated my own salon. So, developing my own line of products has been a goal of mine for many years. And, to be able to do so with such a tremendous team of professionals is really exciting.”
Laila Ali Professional Hair Care
The Laila Ali Professional Hair Care line features a variety of products, from curl defining gel to purifying shampoos and repairing conditioners. All products are professional grade and sulfate-free, which means they don’t make color fade or weaken hair. The product is formulated with true, natural and botanical products designed to strengthen and repair hair. The comprehensive hair care program is designed with every woman in mind, but at the same time, is reflective of today’s ethnic hair care market. These are true professional products, the benefits of which will be instant, resulting in soft, stylish, silky smooth hair, immediately demonstrating the long-term effects of repair.
Laila Ali Derm Essentials
The Laila Ali Derm Essentials skincare line includes everything from age defying cream and intensive eye cream, to tone equalizer, ultra-hydrating body lotion and daily face wash and moisturizer. The line is specially formulated to deep moisturize and repair skin from underneath the surface and support restructuring. The simple-to-use skin care program was designed for the active, everyday woman and is reflective of Laila’s lifestyle. All formulations are organic, high-quality and sustainable, making it easy for any woman to use daily.
Fragrances by Laila Ali
The “Laila by Laila Ali” fragrance for women is clean, crisp and classic – a stunning, feminine blend of zesty Sicilian citron and fresh-picked Granny Smith apple splashed over floral jasmine, dew-covered bluebells, and romantic rose infused with green bamboo accents, soft cedar, and glimmers of warm, ambery musk. “KO” by Laila Ali for men is an invigorating blend of citrus bergamot splashed over crisp clary sage, white thyme and peppered lavender amid earthy violet leaf, brushed suede, ambered vetiver and musk infused woods.
The Laila Ali professional hair care and skin care product line will range in price from $10 to $18, while the “Laila by Laila Ali” fragrance for women will retail for $39 and $49 for a 1.7 ounce and 3.4 ounce spray, respectively. “KO” by Laila Ali for men will retail for $35 and $45 for a 1.7 ounce and 3.4 ounce spray, respectively. For more information on the new Laila Ali beauty and personal care product line, visit www.internationalbeautybrands.biz.
International Beauty Brands (IBB) has been at the forefront of the fragrance and personal care product manufacturing and distribution industry for over 20 years. With two world class facilities for manufacturing and distribution (NY and Miami), IBB can deliver the Celebrity’s Signature brand to market faster and more cost efficiently than anyone. The end result is an opportunity to launch in under 6 months. No other company can create, manufacture, and sign distribution deals with vendors faster than IBB. The end product is increased sales and the opportunity to grow the Branded Signature line quicker based on the initial success.
Laila Ali, an athlete and champion of health and fitness, is a perfect role model for today’s healthy, on the-go woman. The youngest daughter of Veronica Porsche Anderson, and of the legendary Muhammad Ali, she is a strong, intelligent, woman, daughter, mom and wife. While Laila has undoubtedly been a major draw in professional sports for many years, prior to becoming an elite athlete Laila was a licensed manicurist who owned and operated her own nail salon. Her attention to beauty and an overall healthy lifestyle has rendered her an expert in this field, appearing in numerous magazines, national and international advertising campaigns, as well as hosting many national television shows. She also authored a motivational book titled Reach! She wrote the book in an effort to help young women who may need to be inspired in life. Laila presently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, former NFL player, Curtis Conway, and their son, Curtis Muhammad Conway, Jr. For more information on Laila, visit www.lailaali.com.