Athletes and Stars Gather at Hyde Bellagio for Anti-Bullying Event

“Shahs of Sunset” stars Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Mercedes “MJ” Javid
Athletes and stars gathered at Hyde Bellagio for the launch of Be In The Know About Bullying, a non-profit organization that has partnered with numerous celebrities and sports stars to advocate the fight against bullying (Pictured: “Shahs of Sunset” stars Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi and Mercedes “MJ” Javid – Photo credit: Hyde Bellagio)

Sean James and Brendon Ayanbadejo
Sean James and Brendon Ayanbadejo

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Guests included “Shahs of Sunset” stars Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi and Mercedes “MJ” Javid, former NFL players Sean James, Brendon Ayanbadejo and Jonas Jennings, NFL free agent Bernard Berrian and former Olympians Garrett Klugh and Katura Horton-Perinchief among others.

Katura Horton-Perinchief at Hyde Bellagio
Katura Horton-Perinchief at Hyde Bellagio

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After posing for photos on the red carpet, guests headed inside the fountain-side hotspot where they mingled over gourmet appetizers and cocktails handcrafted by Hyde’s expert mixologists.

Bernard Berrian at Hyde Bellagio, Las Vegas
Bernard Berrian at Hyde Bellagio, Las Vegas

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Later in the evening guests gathered to watch an inspirational anti-bullying video and hear words from “Be In The Know About Bullying” founder Sean James. James spoke about the goal of the anti-bullying program, which emphasizes that students can make a meaningful impact and prevent bullying in their schools through leadership, education and the use of mentors.

Garrett Klugh at Hyde Bellagio, Las Vegas
Garrett Klugh at Hyde Bellagio, Las Vegas

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The event concluded with James awarding Brendon Ayanbadejo with the organization’s first “Gamer Changer” award, for helping to change the game of bullying.

Jonas Jennings at Hyde Bellagio, Las Vegas
Jonas Jennings at Hyde Bellagio, Las Vegas

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As the event ended and the venue transitioned into one of Vegas’ hottest clubs, the guests continued to enjoy themselves into the early morning hours.