MIAMI, Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Presented by GACP Sports in partnership with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, soccer meets philanthropy on Saturday, November 17th with the first annual Celebrity Beach SoccerMatch. The fundraising event will feature a 7 v. 7 exhibition match with celebrities, athletes and SI Swimsuit models, benefiting Best Buddies. Confirmed participants include actor Ryan Phillippe, NFL's Chad Ochocinco Johnson and Rashad Jennings, Redskin's Santana Moss, and LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Olivia Culpo, Kate Bock, Camille Kostek, Myla Dalbesio, Robin Holzken, Hunter McGrady, Samantha Hoopes, Anne de Paula, Haley Kalil, Jasmyn Wilkins, Genie Bouchard, Brenna Huckaby and Tara Lynn.
The game commences beach side at 11AM at 2201 Collins Avenue in South Beach where participating soccer legends, models and celebrities will gather for a friendly beach soccer match. The event will feature premium spirits stations, VIP lounges and experiential activations.
More than 1,000 guests will be welcomed to the star-studded event, including sports fans, socialites, business leaders, notable philanthropists and jetsetters with a common goal of raising funds for the Best Buddies organization.
Fashionably Early Specials is available until November 3 with General Admission at $75 and VIP at $200 and can be purchased at www.worldfutbolgala.com.
About GACP Sports LLC
GACP Sports LLC, a division of the private equity firm General American Capital Partners LLC (GACP), which makes control and influential minority investments in outstanding sports-related businesses that have strong brand equity. With their recent endeavors into soccer related investments such as Soccerex, a leading networking event in the soccer industry for the past 20 years, and the World Fútbol Gala, GACP Sports is bringing together all major stakeholders and relevant businesses together to grow the love of the game around the world. For any additional information please visit both www.soccerex.com and www.worldfutbolgala.com.
About Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Since 1964, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit has shaped the careers of supermodels including Heidi Klum, Kathy Ireland, Tyra Banks, Cheryl Tiegs, Marisa Miller, Elle Macpherson, Rachel Hunter, Bar Rafaeli, Brooklyn Decker and, most recently, Kate Upton.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit dominates the pop-cultural conversation for the weeks leading up to the cover reveal and beyond. The franchise is recognized and praised for being the pioneer in the fashion world, celebrating body positivity and diversity along with women's strength, their causes, and their professional interests outside of modeling.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, which features beautiful women, exotic locales and stunning photography, reaches 70 million people annually through the print magazine, SI.com/Swimsuit, tablet, mobile apps and live events, including Miami Swim Week.
ABOUT BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL:
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to nearly 2,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies' eight formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies®, Jobs, Ambassadors, and Promoters — engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of more than 1.2 million people with and without disabilities around the world. In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships. For more information, please visit www.bestbuddies.org, facebook.com/bestbuddies or twitter.com/bestbuddies.
SOURCE GACP Sports