EVENTS
January 2013 Presidential Inauguration
January 2013 Presidential Inauguration

Washington, DC, February 1, 2013: The Perennial Family of Businesses was honored to partner with BET Networks, the IMPACT Arts and Film Fund, the Honorable Marc Morial of the National Urban League, Reverend Al Sharpton of the National Action Network and MSNBC, and Tanya Lombard of AT&T, to host several galas and events during the January 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

Forever Young: The Party
Evening of Excellence

The Perennial family of businesses celebrated its 10th anniversary with a weekend of events, including a birthday bash for founder and CEO Lamell McMorris and a small business competition for high-school entrepreneurs. The People The Rev. Al Sharpton danced to beats spun by MC Lyte at the birthday party, and MSNBC correspondent Jeff Johnson hosted the business competition.Best In Show Ten students won $1,000 each to start or expand their businesses. They will also get mentoring along the way.

Essence "Out & About: Seen on the Scene"
Evening of Excellence

Evening of Excellence: On September 21, 2012, ESSENCE®, Southern Company, Perennial Strategy Group and Google TM hosted an Evening of Excellence during the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference weekend.

Brandon Deaderick Elite Skills Football Camp
Brandon Deaderick

New England Patriots Defensive Lineman and 2010 7th Round draft pick returned home to Elizabethtown, KY to hold his first annual camp at Elizabethtown Sports Park. The camp, which was held at no charge to attendees, drew about 200 players and more than 30 coaches from area schools as well as 20 volunteers. The day was capped off with a visit from Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker. Brandon's goal was to use football as a fun and exciting way to teach valuable life skills. Describing the camp, he told the News-Enterprise, "It was great out here. There's a lot of up-and-coming guys out here and we wanted to teach them the game of football. The parents enjoyed it, the coaches enjoyed, but most importantly, the kids enjoyed it. They had a good experience."

Da'Rel Scott's Youth Football Clinic
Da'Rel Scott

New York Giants Running Back and Super Bowl Champion Da'Rel Scott took to the field of his Alma mater, Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, PA to host the free, first annual Da'Rel Scott Youth Football Clinic. Campers between the ages of 8 – 14 participated in drills at all positions to learn the fundamentals of the game. "I wanted the kids to experience the game of football and gain some experience on both sides of the ball," said Scott. "I think everyone learned something new today and had a lot of fun out there." Over 100 kids participated in the event which featured a DJ and an autograph and Q&A session with Scott. Sponsors included POWERADE and PopChips.

National Action Network's 2nd Annual Triumph Awards
National Action Network's 2nd Annual Triumph Awards

Perennial Sports and Entertainment Founder Lamell McMorris and Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls Owner Jerry Reinsdorf Present National Action Network Award to Major League Baseball Executive Jimmie Lee Solomon.  McMorris on hand to honor Mr. Solomon for his efforts to foster diversity through the development of MLB’s Urban Youth Academies.

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The First Amendment Party
The First Amendment Party

Perennial client Chris Rob performed live at The First Amendment Party on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at Long View Gallery in Washington, D.C.  The party was hosted by IMPACT Arts + Film Fund, National Journal, The Atlantic, and Funny or Die and was the start to a weekend full of events to celebrate D.C.’s 6th Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, April 30th, 2011.

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Jess McCann Happy Hour

Perennial client Jess McCann, D.C.’s dating expert, hosted a Fundraising Happy Hour at Tattoo Bar in downtown Washington, D.C. to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association.  As the author of the hit book You Lost Him at Hello, Jess was on-hand to provide dating tips and relationship advice.

Eclipse Week at U.S. Coast Guard Academy with Keynote from Leigh Torrence
On April 5th, Saints cornerback Leigh Torrence gave the keynote speech at the United States Coast Guard Academy to kick-off "Eclipse Week," a six day, annual event combining leadership and mentoring for past and present military members.  Torrence addressed over 1,100 Cadets, faculty, and staff, discussing the importance of helping others and setting goals for yourself as you rise to the top of a given field.  He also shared his journey which led him to Stanford University and then to the NFL as a successful athlete and mentor.  Following his speech, Torrence held a question and answer session where he touched upon a variety of topics such as diversity, education advocacy, and community work.
Outreach Inc. Christmas Dinner Hosted by Dan Muir

On December 15th, Dan Muir hosted the Outreach Inc. Annual Christmas Dinner in Indianapolis, where over 100 homeless teens enjoyed a warm holiday dinner and received winter clothes.  Dan was on hand to serve meals, sign autographs, and talk with teens about perseverance and making the most of opportunities.

Happy Hour Fundraiser Hosted by Bengals Safety Chris Crocker
Bengals Safety Chris Crocker hosted a Happy Hour Fundraiser in downtown Cincinnati to benefit Visions Community Services. The event, which featured a silent auction with autographed football memorabilia, raised nearly $4,000 and was attended by many of his teammates including Carson Palmer, Roy Williams, and Head Coach Marvin Lewis.
Perennial Inauguration 2009
In the days leading up to the Presidential Inauguration, Perennial brought together prominent figures in sports, entertainment, and politics to celebrate their achievements as well as the historic change in office. The events were a way to recognize the valuable work put forth by these individuals within their professions and to encourage others to work hard for what they believe Perennial Sports and Entertainment, in connection with the Impact Film Fund and Washington Life Magazine, celebrated the Presidential Inauguration by hosting a "Pollywood" Dinner at L2 in Georgetown. Several high-profile celebrities stopped by to support our newest President, including Jessica Alba, Ben Affleck and Sarah Silverman.
Party with a Purpose 2008
Perennial was proud to host “Party With A Purpose,” a series of receptions during the week of August 25, 2008 at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Each of the eight events featured a theme, ranging from a “Welcome to Denver Celebration,” to a “Celebration of Civil Rights Icons” reception honoring the achievements and contributions of Coretta Scott King and Fannie Lou Hamer, among others. The week culminated with a “Yes We Can” celebration with Special guest Will.i.am and friends from his groundbreaking music video “Yes We Can” along with members of his band, The Black Eyed Peas, and numerous other celebrities.