All Pro NFL Veteran Brad Hopkins To Host Glitter and Glam
Dogs rescued from the bleakest of conditions are not only thriving in loving forever homes, they’re about to step into spotlight to ensure many more dogs will be given the same chance. It’s all going down at Agape Animal Rescue’s eighth annual Glitter and Glam event at Hutton Hotel on June 5, 2016.
Nashville’s original dog and fashion show is being hosted by All Pro NFL veteran Brad Hopkins, who has a special place in his heart and home for rescue dogs. Hopkins, who modeled in Glitter and Glam 2015, has a few of his own. When he’s not talking sports on various radio shows including Acme Radio’s Bhop & Baribeau Show, Bleacher Report Radio, College Sports Nation and the NFL Network on Sirius XM, you’ll find him spending time with his family and four rescue dogs, Diesel, Angel, Duke and Charlie.
“I’ve always believed that rescue dogs feel a special kind of love—like they remember where they came from. You can see the gratitude in their eyes,” said Hopkins.
“Agape makes that love a reality for hundreds of dogs every year, and I’m excited to play a role in the wonderful work they do by hosting Glitter and Glam.”
Hopkins joins the animal rescue for its first year to feature dogs who have directly benefited from Agape’s program— dogs who have been pulled from death row in animal shelters, puppy mills, hoarding cases and other neglectful situations and placed into loving families.
“We have so many love stories to celebrate, and we are excited to have Brad Hopkins helping us share them,” said Stephanie Willis, who is co-chairing the event with Hopkins’ wife, Kristen.
“We’ve watched Brad in the Super Bowl, in pro bowl games and locally as a beloved player for the TN Titans for years, but it’s his heart for animals that makes him a hero to us.”
Local and national celebrities will join Brad to walk recently adopted dogs on the runway in custom clothing by Orostani Couture presented by Winston Dog. Retro designer Tatyana and jewelry designer Kendra Scott will be styling the celebrity models and Hopkins.
Glitter and Glam will feature silent and live auctions, dog-themed carnival games, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and spirits and, of course, an unforgettable fashion show.
Presenting sponsor Happy Retales invites animal and fashion lovers to bid, sip and celebrate for the dogs of Agape Animal Rescue, a 501c3 organization dedicated to finding forever homes for abandoned and displaced dogs while educating the public to be more responsible pet owners.
Tickets for the cocktail event are available here and in person at Winston Dog for $70.