Sometimes, VIP Limousine gets requests to help with special events and occasions as a donation, where we don’t gain anything for our business. A particular event was for something so touching that we simply couldn’t pass it up. It became one of the most heartwarming things our company has participated in.
Professional photographer Josh Rossi and his wife Roxana contacted us about an event they were hosting in Sandy, Utah at the Jordan Commons Megaplex/IMAX for a group of young children who were permanently disabled or battling rare and/or extremely aggressive cancers and other conditions. Rossi had created a series of Justice League-themed photos featuring these brave kids. His resume includes working with major events such as The Color Run and with major media figures such as Daymond John from Shark Tank.
Since the pictures were originally taken, NowThis News created a video montage from Rossi which quickly went viral, and has been viewed over 47 million times. It’s a touching tribute to these young warriors. When Josh and Roxana asked us to pitch in with a limo, how could we say no?
Rossi and Justice League‘s director Zack Snyder had planned a red-carpet early screening for the children in Utah. Upon arriving at the venue, they had no idea they were in for the treat known as a limo ride. The kids were joined by their families who were all also dressed in the garb representing their young superheroes. The families and the children boarded one at a time before their ride. One could see their faces instantly light up as they realized the limo was for them.
We decided to treat them to one of our favorites, the white Hummer H2 stretch. With a starlit fiber-optic and mirrored ceiling, sparkling glasses, dark tinted windows, and room to stretch out, the superheroes and their families thoroughly enjoyed their time sipping sparkling cider inside as the powerful V8 hauled the limousine up and down the streets of Sandy towards their final destination.
Upon arriving at the IMAX, we pulled the limo up to the curb in front of bright lights and cameras from supporters and KSL 5, Salt Lake City’s NBC News affiliate. Hollywood is not in Utah, but tonight you wouldn’t have known it with the attention they received. We unloaded each superhero one at a time with their families, whereupon they then took to the red carpet for their special screening. KSL broadcast the full story at 10 PM that night, which can be seen and read here as well as at the top of this page.
We at VIP Limousine are very grateful to the Rossi family for this beautiful opportunity to be a part of something greater, something memorable, and something truly special which we will cherish for years to come.
Do you have a charitable occasion? Looking to help give back to someone? VIP Limousine can help make that happen! Please contact us by email or phone and pitch us your idea or event, and we will see what we can do. Our ability to donate depends upon availability, scheduling, conflicts, passenger capacity, date, time, and event length. We work with small one-off events as well as annual occasions staged by various private, public, and/or non-profit actors across Utah.