WITH PERFORMANCES BY TRAVIS SCOTT, DJ KHALED and DNCE
Sponsored by Bud Light and Monster Energy
MAXIM Magazine, a luxury brand known for bringing in top-tier talent, celebrity guests, tastemakers, and mass media press coverage to culturally celebrated events, partnered up with award-winning production company, Karma International to return to the biggest weekend in football on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Houston, TX. The event was presented by Texas attorney and major philanthropist, Thomas J. Henry, founder of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, one of the nation’s top personal injury firms.
Thomas J. Henry’s daughter, sixteen-year-old actress, model, and activist Maya Henry, spearheaded fundraising efforts for Tree Media Foundation during the 2017 MAXIM Party silent auction. The silent auction is an annual Maxim Party tradition which raises money for charitable organizations. This year, Maya Henry picked Tree Media Foundation as the silent auction beneficiary. Tree Media Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to educating the public on environmental issues.
This year, The MAXIM Party 2017 took place at the Smart Financial Centre – a state-of-the-art, brand new facility in the greater Houston area, which saw over 4,500 tastemakers and VIP’s on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The exclusive affair, produced by Karma International, had an outstanding talent lineup, featuring hip hop recording artist Travis Scott, a deejay set by DJ Khaled, a performance by pop group DNCE, strolling performers, aerialists and more. Art, fashion, music and sports all simultaneously collided for the ultimate immersive and exciting party experience, which included multiple interactive areas, live artistic vignettes, theatrical lighting and concert level sound. Table buyers and celebrities had beautiful, spacious, all-inclusive suites and tables on risen platforms overlooking the decadent and exclusive affair.
The event had many great activations and interactive areas including the Monster Energy FMX Motorcycle Show and the Monster Energy Lounge with energy drinks that kept attendees hyped throughout the course of the entertaining affair. Inspired by the big game weekend, MAXIM featured the “2017 MAXIM Party ARt Exhibit” experience powered by Aireal, where the art exhibit displayed mixed-medium, 3D painted art where users were able to interact with the 2017 MAXIM Party ARt Exhibit mobile app through their mobile device. Additionally, America’s favorite beer, and the official beer of the NFL, Bud Light, offered refreshing beverages for all guests to enjoy. Specialty cocktails were also provided by Absolut Elyx and Tequila Avíon. Champagne was flowing throughout the night courtesy of GH Mumm and Perrier Jouet.
Zippo also had their “Zippo Car” on-site so partygoers could engage in fun and frisky photo opportunities. They created a custom one-of-a-kind MAXIM Party lighters that they gave away to select celebrities, influencers and VIPs. Further, The Jewel Nightclub from Aria Resort Las Vegas facilitated bringing Travis Scott to the MAXIM Party 2017 line-up to add to the over the top luxury nightlife style experience. Lastly, VIP’s came to and from the party in Cadillac’s finest vehicles while the silent auction added a charitable component to the event, where proceeds benefitted the Tree Media Foundation. In support of Tree Media Foundation, New Orleans visual artist Randy Leo Frenchette, better known as “Frenchy”, painted live on-site where his captivating artwork was auctioned off. Fashion vignettes were elegantly presented by Lyndon London & Danny Nguyen Couture – guests noshed on Max’s Wine Dive, while indulging in delightful deserts provided by Sprinkles Cupcakes, macarons by Patisse, and Frost 321 Spiked Ice Cream.
Photo Credit: JN // Getty Images (see individual images for credit)
Thomas J. Henry, (Event Presenter and Sponsor), Azteca Henry, Maya Henry, Travis Scott (Performer), DJ Khaled (Performer), DNCE (Performer), Adrian Peterson (Vikings), Adrienne Bailon, Antonio Brown (Steelers), Bow Wow, Brandon Marshall (Broncos), Bryan Braman (Eagles), Caitlyn O’Connor, Chace Crawford, Chris Kirkpatrick (N’sync), Chris Manhurtz (49’ers), David Schwimmer, Demarco Murray, Demaryius Thomas (Broncos), DJ Khaled, DNCE, Doug Flutie (Chargers), Duke Ihenacho (Redskins), Emily Sears, Ezekiel Elliot, Farrah Abrahm, Fergie, Floyd Mayweather, G-Eazy, Hank Baskett, Israel Houghton, James Harden, JD Nelson (49’ers), Jeff Holmes, Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees), Jonathan Tucker, Kendra Wilkinson, Ludacris, Malik Jackson (Jaguars), Nick Cannon, Omar Bolden (Broncos), Pannel Egobh (Titans), Patriots Cheerleaders, Ryan Delarie, Shaun Draughn (49’ers), Soulja Boy, Terrell Owens, TI, Travis Scott, Trayvionte Session (Radiers), Victor Ortiz, Warren Moon and Young Jeezy.
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About Thomas J. Henry
Thomas J. Henry is an attorney and philanthropist from Texas. He is the founder of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, a top national personal injury firm. He has made it on every industry “top list” and has been featured in Newsweek Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Forbes, and Fortune for the record-breaking multi-million-dollar awards hard-won for his clients.
Henry is also a well-known philanthropist – beloved by the South Texas community for his firm’s enormous annual giving events like the Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway (where he gives away nearly 10,000 turkeys to needy families) and his Bark in the Park Pet Costume Contest fundraising event (the second largest of its kind in the country) which benefits local animal shelters in Texas. He has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to education initiatives, Armed Forces and Veterans causes, pet-related charities, child abuse prevention, poverty, and more.
Recent top verdicts include: $67.4 million for a truck accident, $25 million for a workplace accident, and $30 million for a products liability case. He is well-known for taking on powerful Fortune 500 adversaries and for representing the families of the deceased in several police wrongful shooting cases. In his spare time, Henry enjoys collecting cars and luxury watches and splits his time between several multi-million dollar estates across the U.S.
For more information about Thomas J. Henry’s Personal Injury Law Firm, visit: http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/
About Maya Henry
Maya Henry is an actress, model, and activist from Texas. She is the daughter of highly successful personal injury attorney Thomas J. Henry. Maya is heavily involved in philanthropic and community engagement projects in Texas and beyond. Most recently, her organization helped to raise funds for and distribute school supplies to low income schools in Texas. She first became affiliated with Tree Media Foundation after becoming aware of their work with pollination studies.
Maya has made the rounds on some of the biggest entertainment stages- from Inside Edition to the Steve Harvey Show. She has appeared in specials for Pro7 in Germany and Australia’s Sunrise Morning Show as well as an episode of the U.K.’s “Rich Kids of Instagram.” She has been photographed by high-fashion photographers Vincent Peters and Antione Verglass and has been featured in fashion spreads and covers for major publications such as Cosmopolitan Mexico, 25A and Social Life magazines.
For more information about Maya Henry, please visit http://mayaisabellahenry.com/