Bahamian Icon Awards Gains International Sponsorship

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June 04, 2018

The organizing committee of the Bahamian Icon Awards is pleased to announce that we have formed a strategic partnership with international footwear company, Samba Sol. Icon Nominees will each receive a pair of the eco-friendly Miami-based flip flops that have made Samba Sol one of the most sought after leisure footwear brands in the United States. Additionally, all VIP Guests will receive a promotional card and a special discount for on their first purchase of Samba Sol flip flops.

This strategic Sponsorship agreement coincides with the 6th Anniversary of the program that honors excellence and achievement in Bahamian Communities. It also represents an opportunity to expand the Icon brand in ways that provide additional value to the nominee, participant experience while continuing to further Samba Sol efforts to expand their product offerings in the Bahamas.

“One of the critical success factors for the Bahamian Icon Awards is corporate engagement; being able to connect with those like-minded corporations that identify with our core intention of honor and celebrate the best in the Bahamas”, said Addis T. Huyler, Founder and Executive Producer of The Bahamian Icon Awards. “We are thrilled to have Samba Sol as a part of our team. They have been able to seamlessly blend luxury with environmental responsibility and we are excited to provide a platform to showcase their brand to our audience nationwide and internationally. ”

"Samba Sol was created out of love for Art, Fashion, Comfort and the Environment! We have become a medium for artists to express their artistic vision to be enjoyed by others as a fashionable, sustainable canvas worn comfortably all over the world, thus turning Art into Fashion. Our love of beautiful places demands EVERYONE’s participation in the fight to save them. That is why we make Eco-Friendly flip flops. Our activations are hand-picked and we are honored to be part of the Bahamian Icon Awards this year. This is the start of a fantastic and long lasting partnership!” stated Marketing and Sales Director Beau Beasley.

Other companies partnering with The Bahamian Icon Awards include ALIV, Scotiabank, Rubis Bahamas Ltd., REV, Aveeno, Moet and Chandon, Mercedes Benz , The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, The Bahamas Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, Scotiabank, Sky Bahamas Airlines and Carpet World.

The 2018 Bahamian Icon Awards will take place on July 7, 2018 at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort and will broadcast LIVE on OUR TV nationwide. Tickets are on sale now at our website at or from any member of the Bahamian Icon Awards Committee

About The Bahamian Icon Awards: Established in 2013, the Bahamian Icon Awards acknowledges the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in various industries thus contributing to the overall development of the Bahamian community. Our Mission is to provide an achievable goal that inspires and encourages consistent efforts to achieve excellence and the fostering of good will. For more information visit

About Samba Sol Samba Sol, the hottest and sexiest eco-friendly/biodegradable flip flop company, has taken the United States footwear industry by storm! Not only has Samba Sol been featured in national publications like Variety Magazine, OK Magazine, Life and Style, InTouch Magazine and Us Weekly, but they have been voted as “ the Most Comfortable and on TREND” flip flop by the Hollywood Reporter. Samba Sol flip flops are already on the feet of so many celebrities. From A-list celebrities like Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Jake Gyllenhall, Natalie Portman and big-name reality stars like LaLa Kent from Vanderpump Rules and Celebrity Big Brother USA winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, Samba Sol flip flops are the most desired flip flops across America and the Carribbean.

Samba Sol has collaborated and co-branded custom flip flops for numerous luxury hotels in Miami and the Carribbean. The Delano Hotel, The Kimpton Anglers Hotel, Atlantis Resorts and Albany, Bahamas are just a few happy hotel clients. They are being sold in their retail shops as well as being used as in-room amenities as part of their VIP Programs. The retail shops at Baha Mar Resort and Casino are selling out left and right!

In addition to their hotel clients, Samba Sol is giving back. They have an exclusive partnership with the National YoungArts Foundation in which 4 of their alumni have designed a pair of flip flops in their own artistic way. Samba Sol is currently producing them and when sold, a portion of the proceeds will be given back to the artist themselves as well as the YoungArts Foundation. They were also proud sponsors of countless charities and events across America. Other philanthropic events they sponsored were Beckys Fund at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington DC, Big Dog Ranch Rescue at the Mar-a-Lago Estate in Palm Beach and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital Stepping Strong Charity in Boston, Massachusetts.

“Giving back to the community is part of our nature. Helping others in any way possible is what makes us happy!” stated Carrie Johnson, Samba Sol's CEO and Creative Director during an interview at the 2018 Daytime Emmys Golden Gift Lounge in Los Angeles. Samba Sol has had the pleasure of taking part of EXCLUSIVE, VIP and Invite-Only Gifting Lounges such as the Kari Feinstein Style Lounge during the 2017 Emmy Awards and 2018 Academy Awards as well as the 2018 Daytime Emmys earlier this year. For further information and to see their latest collections, log on to

News date : 06/04/2018    Category : About Bahamians, Community/Charity, Entertainment, Press Releases

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