Quarterback Keeper

| April 13, 2011
Brian Brohm's Best Buddies Bash

Chris Humphreys | Voice-Tribune With “Down the Stretch” to benefit Best Buddies Kentucky: Brian Brohm, Ian Mauney, Breno Giacomini, Daniel Noltemeyer and Eric Wood.

Brian Brohm is back and he plans to tackle the Derby party season with a fete of his own.

The Buffalo Bills quarterback will co-host “Down the Stretch,” a Derby Eve bash benefiting Best Buddies Kentucky, on May 6 at ZirMed Gateway Tower, 838 W. Market St., along with his former University of Louisville teammates Eric Wood, who is a Buffalo Bill, and Breno Giacomini, who plays for the Seattle Seahawks.

“We’ve all been a part of the Derby scene and been to plenty of Derby parties, and one of the biggest things we’ve seen is that we don’t have a place for people who only want to spend a little more than they would spend going out on the weekend,” Brohm said. “Our party is something that will give you the style, the elegance and the feel that is representative of the Kentucky Derby without hurting your pocketbook.”

The evening will begin with cocktails and appetizers followed by an auction, after which a DJ will spin and dancing will commence. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Kentucky, which Brohm adopted after attending an event for the organization in 2010 with his brother, Greg Brohm, who is on the charity’s board . “A lot of people still don’t know about (Best Buddies),” Brian Brohm said. “We’re hoping our event will help with that.”

So who’s on the VIP guest list? “We’re bringing in a lot of the Buffalo Bills guys, some Green Bay Packers and some former Louisville players,” Brohm said.

You can also count on former University of Kentucky players, said Eric Weining, one of the party organizers, as well as a few celebrity surprises. “It’s Derby. You never know what to expect,” he said.

In between planning his Derby party, Brohm has stayed busy working out and awaiting the end of the NFL Lockout. “I’m just staying ready for next season,” he said.

Contact writer Angie Fenton at 502.551.2698 or angie@voice-tribune.com.

Brian’s Bash

What: “Down the Stretch,” a Derby Eve bash benefiting Best Buddies Kentucky.

Hosts: Brian Brohm, Eric Wood and Breno Giacomini.

When: 7 p.m. May 6. Auction and cocktails are from 7 to 10 p.m.; dancing and a DJ begin at 10 p.m.

Where: ZirMed Gateway Tower, 838 W. Market St.

Cost: $75 for the entire evening; $50 for entry after 10 p.m.

Info: Go to http://www.louisvilleskyloft.com/downthestretch.html; send an e-mail to downthestretch@live.com; or call Matt at 502.992.3195 or Eric at 502.494.6685.

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Angie Fenton
Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.

Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.

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