October 13, 2010
CLEVELAND, OH - October 7, 2010 - It was a night of unforgettable memories not only for the Little Star¯ pediatric cancer survivors, but also for their Big Shot¯ runway partners. Cleveland Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters majority owner Dan Gilbert and Cavs and Monsters players strutted their stuff on the runway last night at Quicken Loans Arena in a spectacular fashion show that benefited Flashes of Hope and The Children's Tumor Foundation. We are so appreciative of the Cavs support,¯ said Flashes of Hope founder Allison Clarke. The kids really enjoyed spending time with the players. It was such a highlight to each and every one of them. Without the support of the teams, the event would not have been the success that it was. Gilbert and Cavs players Mo Williams, Daniel Gibson, J.J. Hickson, Antawn Jamison, Jamario Moon, Christian Eyenga, Joey Graham, Danny Green, Ryan Hollins, Anthony Parker, Leon Powe, Samardo Samuels, Ramon Sessions and Jawad Williams along with Monsters players Jason Bacashihua, Justin Mercier, Travis Gawryletz, Matt Ford, John Grahame and Greg Mauldin participated in the event. All the models wore the latest fashions from many well-known Cleveland-based fashion boutiques like Alberts Furs, Ann van H. Boutique, Bonnie's Goubaud, Girl Next Door, Juicy Lucy, Kilgore Trout, Lisa Moran, Nicky Nicole and Ticknor's, as well as national designers like Louis Vuitton and Tom James. Big Shot¯ Cavs forward Jawad Williams, a Cleveland native, walked with 16 year-old Jennifer Reihner of Madison, Ohio. She loved the dress she modeled so much she plans to wear it for her homecoming dance next month. The Cavaliers own in-arena hosts Ahmaad Crump and Nicole Cuglewski emceed the event, which featured cocktails, fabulous food, a silent auction and pre-show entertainment by the Scream Team and the Cavalier Girls. The "Big Shots & Little Treasures" silent auction included the players autographed shoes filled with jerseys and game tickets as well as unique packages offered by Fathead, Kahalari Resorts, the Cleveland Browns and many more. The newly expanded and redesigned Cavaliers Team Shop also donated a portion of its total sales. More than 800 guests attended the memorable occasion.
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