Long Island men and women wore powerfully pink attire to look good and do good at the 6th Annual Pink Tie event at The Carltun at Eisenhower. After losing his aunt to breast cancer, Mike Cave, the CEO of 1st Equity Title & Closing Services, founded PinkTie.org. Pink Tie benefits local organizations in the community by focusing on research to find a cure for diseases including breast cancer, pediatric cancer and autism.
Pink Tie’s goal is to host upscale networking events where the business community works hand and hand together to raise money for diseases that directly impact the community. Pink Tie supports charities that use 100 percent of donations collected to support the cause. This year the funds raised at Pink Tie event, benefit research and groundbreaking clinical trials for children at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
There were several ways that attendees could show their support for Pink Tie and score cool prizes and experiences.
Style is all about the finer details and what better way to finish off an outfit than with a pink tie, especially during the spring and summer season. Sports fans bid on celebrity-autographed neckties and memorabilia from their favorite athletes, actors and musicians.
Win a BMW i8
The grand prize raffle at Pink Tie was a brand new BMW i8 from BMW & Mini in Freeport. For $150 attendees could test their luck and enter to win this luxury car.
Meet & Greet
Hulkamaniacs purchased The Hulk Hogan Experience, where they enjoyed a meet and greet and photo op with WWE wrestlers Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart.
Before the meet and greet, Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing, interviewed Hulk Hogan in a VIP room at The Carltun for The Baller Series. Hulk Hogan talked about how he played baseball and joined a band before he became a wrestler. He even shared a rare photo of himself and Andre The Giant, the first wrestler to ever beat him. Hulk Hogan takes part in various charities and causes including the Boys & Girls Club of America. Hogan attended the Boys & Girls Club when he was a kid because his parents were worried he might go down a troubled path like his brother. The Boys & Girls Club taught him that he could achieve anything in life. Hulk Hogan ended the series by saying how grateful he is and how he wants to use him fame to make a difference and help others.
Other celebrity guests included former New York Yankee, Bernie Williams. Bernie Williams is currently a Latin Grammy nominated jazz musician, he performed on the outdoor stage with his band, Bernie Williams & His All-Star Band.
Constantine Maroulis was a sixth-place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol and was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Rock of Ages. Maroulis performed at the Pink Tie event, but first he attended The Hulk Hogan Experience and was just as excited as the fans.
All of Long Island came out to show their support for Pink Tie including Mr. Met & Sparky the Dragon.
Sweets & Treats
No event is complete without a candy buffet table. Chocolate Works created beautiful Pink Tie chocolate pops for the occasion.
Guests felt like they were transported to the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory with the large assortment of sweets and umpa lumpas walking around.
Doughnut walls are the hottest dessert trend and Pink Tie did not disappoint. These of decadent glazed doughnuts were a big hit.
The sweetest thing about Pink Tie is it raised lots of money for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, benefitting the Long Island community. For more information about Pink Tie, go to PinkTie.org.