I had the honor of helping my friend Will Packer celebrate his 40th birthday in the Bahamas!
I remember when I met Will as a college student at Florida A&M University. This was way before all of the glitz and flashing lights of Hollywood. He and his partner Rob Hardy would set up posters in my mall based retail store. But, I wasn’t just a witness to his success, I was able to participate in his shoot to stardom and help launch my career in publicity as well. In 2005, I was blessed with the opportunity to work on publicity for his film Stomp The Yard. The movie debuted #1 in the box office two weeks in a row! He’s had a list of blockbusters ever Stomp The Yard. Including This Christmas, Takers, No Good Deed, and Ride Along which all were #1 at the box office.
When I tell you Will’s birthday celebration was a who’s who affair, he brought some of Hollywood with him to The Bahamas. We stayed on the Atlantis property on Paradise Island I took my sister Ashley with me to enjoy all the festivities. I took my sister Ashley with me along the ride for the birthday celebration and she was overjoyed when Kevin Hart made a surprise appearance. Ashley had to get a photo with him and Kevin was so generous to take the selfie himself! There were events and parties every day. The celebration kicked off at retired MLB’s Gary Sheffield’s house. It consisted of a barbecue, pool party, volley ball, bon fire, the Floyd fight, and non-stop dance floor fun! It didn’t end until the next day. Talk about eventful. This trip was one for the books, it was so much fun!
This FAMU network is real and strong. For that, I am so grateful to see my friend Will celebrate 40 years of life in true Hollywood Style mixed with Rattler Pride!