NFL Alumni Hosts The Hottest Pro Bowl Party
At Mango’s Tropical Cafe In Orlando
BY DEIDRE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF
ORLANDO - The NFL Alumni presented its first annual Bowl Party at Mango’s Tropical Cafe in Orlando. It was held on Friday January 27, 2017. They had Hall of Famers, Wounded Warriors, Celebrities, NFL and NBA players at this event. Some of the NFL players that attended were Santana Moss (Redskins), 2x Pro Bowler Brandon Meriweather (Patriots), Hall of Famers- Larry Little (Dolphins), Kellen Winslow Sr. (Chargers) and NBA Nick Anderson (Orlando Magic). Billiards Queen Jeanette Lee known as the Black Widow attended this bash. This party was a kick off celebration for the Pro Bowl Football Game that took place at the Camping World Stadium.
This event was open to the public to purchase tickets to attend the party and mingle with the stars. This was also a networking event where entrepreneurs could promote their businesses. The NFL Alumni is committed to promoting the business community. It was held in an exclusive VIP room where special events take place. It is located upstairs where the DJ played the sounds of R&B and Hip Hop. Guests enjoyed complimentary beer, wine and snacked on hot hor d’oeuvres. Party goers could go downstairs to watch the performers dance Merengue, Salsa and Bachata, tribute to Michael Jackson and join in the Conga Line.
Santana Moss retired Washington Redskins said, “Change is for the better switching the Pro Bowl from Hawaii to Orlando. People can enjoy the game and bring their families on vacation. Some families can’t afford to go to Hawaii to enjoy the Pro Bowl game and events. Florida has warm and tropical weather, theme parks, and entertainment. This atmosphere is everything.” Moss has a foundation called Santana Moss Foundation which is a program that helps inner city youth. Brandon Meriweather former Patriots was born in Apopka, Florida where he currently resides. “Players and fans can come to Orlando because it is the happiest place on earth to watch the Pro Bowl Game,” said Meriweather. He has a Foundation called 31 Ways and it provides assistance to single mothers with Day Care expenses, Back to School supplies and Christmas presents. The NFL Alumni President of the Central Florida Chapter Seneca McMillan said, “Some of the proceeds will go to both the Santana Moss Foundation and Brandon Meriweather’s 31 Ways Foundation”. Nick Anderson retired NBA player and Ambassador for the Orlando Magic said that he, “Is excited that the Pro Bowl is here in Orlando because families can enjoy the game, go to Sea World and Disney World. Orlando is the best place because it has a lot to offer with all of its amenities.”