Mark Wahlberg, Greg Maddux, and Salvatore Ferragamo walk into a bar…no this is not a joke — just proof you never know who you are going to run into inside Downtown Las Vegas’ Circa Resort and Casino!
Eyewitnesses inside the resort tell The Blast, legendary pitcher Greg Maddux hosted an exclusive weekend event for the Baller Dream Foundation at Circa, the most sports-centric resort, and casino in Las Vegas, to help raise awareness and provide experiences for young warriors battling cancer.
Celebrities such as Frank Thomas, Deryk Engelland, Daniel Carlson, Shane Victorino, and Goose Gossage, to mention a few, helped promote the foundation’s weekend-long event in the days leading up to the grand Celebrity Poker Tournament at Legacy Club on the 60th floor for the final day. A roster of celebrities enjoyed a private dinner at the city’s finest steakhouse, Barry’s Downtown Prime, before making their way to Circa’s outdoor amphitheater pool, Stadium Swim, for an exclusive welcome party the next day, where the CEO and owner of Circa, Derek Stevens, met up with everyone.
King Of Las Vegas Derek Stevens Getting Pitching Tips From Legend Greg Maddux
Later that night, COO David Rosborough and the King of Vegas, Derek Stevens got a few pitching tips from the professor, Greg Maddux, on how to pitch like a mad dog. By the end of the Baller Dream Celebrity Poker Tournament, five winners were congratulated with $150K in cash.
If that wasn’t enough, shocked fans got up close and personal with Mark Wahlberg, who keep the party going. Wahlberg stunned fans as he made his way behind the bar to begin offering everyone a taste of his tequila, Flecha Azul. At the sight of his surprise visit, selfies and videos were being captured from every angle, and before making his way to Circa Bar, Wahlberg thanked everyone for joining him with a group tequila cheer.
Mark Wahlberg Blows Away Fans Playing Bartender Inside Stadium Swim At Circa Resort
As we’ve reported, it’s no secret that celebrities love coming to Circa, and the major Hollywood actor shared two videos of him with fans at Stadium Swim and Circa Bar to his 23 million Instagram followers, noting he’ll be returning for another round Memorial weekend on Saturday, May 27th from 6-8 PM at Circa Bar on the Fremont Street Experience to keep the celebration going by serving up more shots of his Flecha Azul Tequila. Booking our flights now!
Of course, Barry’s Downtown Prime consistently serves a celebrity-packed guest list which included Salvatore Ferragamo II, the owner of II Borro Winery and grandson of luxury brand, Salvatore Ferragamo, highly recognizable for its designs in leather goods, who was treated to a gourmet dining experience, specially prepared by restaurant co-owner/namesake Chef Barry Dakake, after an event with his lovely wife, Christine Ferragamo. As always, an exclusive tasting of a curated menu was presented to the couple along with a wine toast from Salvatore’s winery, which is currently found on Chef Barry’s menu. The renowned chef continued their celebration by giving a tour of the kitchen, and the three smiled for a photo to remember the moment.
Barry’s Downtown Prime Plays Host To Fashion Icon Salvatore Ferragamo II
The same night, famous YouTube star Matt Carriker, known as Demolition Ranch with 11.3 million subscribers, and Circa executive, Richard Wilk, were catching up with each other over dinner. UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Light Heavyweight World Champion, Tito Ortiz, made his way over to the restaurant, looking forward to meeting up with his good friend, Wilk. Carriker and the MMA fighter met for the first time with Richard and got an inside look at the kitchen with Chef Barry and it was the perfect way to capture the scene with a group photo.
Richard Wilk & Celebrity Chef Barry Dakake Show UFC Legend Tito Ortiz Where The Magic Happens!
In Las Vegas, the party never stops, and Circa Resort and Casino always know how to keep the star-studded city alive.