2017 World Rowing Championships was held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. 2+ years in the making, this event welcomed thousands of international guests for 10 days of intense rowing competition, all kicked-off by the Opening Ceremony on the shores of the competition area... and on the heels of Hurricane Irma. Not to be detoured by the pesky Category 4 that hit just south of the host city, we pulled out 'gold medal' event that entertained over 10,000. Behind the scenes, the WRCH teams worked 24/7 to ensure the site was operational and welcoming for guests. This was the epitome of teamwork.
The Kirby Company wanted a blow-out black tie gala dinner to celebrate their 100th anniversay. Keynote speaker, Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn, motivated the crowd with her story of resiliance after near career-ending injuries. An amazing band rocked the night away, well into the wee hours of the morning while the 800 international guests danced, met up with old friends and made many new ones.
Blow-out Party. Mission accomplished!
Each year, the most elite in the television and multimedia industries gather to recognize the excellent work of their peers Each year, this event travels to a new venue and city. After years of working with this client team, the formula for execution has been nailed. Themes change, color palettes change, but the solidarity of the production team only grows stronger each year.
National Senior Games
The National Senior Games Flame Arrival ceremony, aka "opening ceremony" featured local bands, delicious food trucks, stories from amazing athletes, a gorgeous fireworks display and custom theme song. All of this to kick-off two weeks of athletic competions by seriously competitive senior citizens up to 101 years old!
PS - there were more registered athletes at these Games than another international athletic event held in London in 2012.