Stirring Up Awareness: The SuitcaseBarman’s Impactful Role at STOMP! Fentanyl Weekend Series

In the realm of mixology, where craft meets showmanship, one name stands out: Mikey D’Amato, also known as The SuitcaseBarman (IG: @the_suitecasebarman/Tik Tok: @the_suitecase). With over a decade of experience in the craft bartending scene, D’Amato is renowned for his ability to turn an ordinary drink into an extraordinary experience. Recently, he brought his flair and expertise to the forefront at the STOMP! Fentanyl weekend series, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.

STOMP! VIP Launch Party

In an exclusive Q&A session, Mikey D’Amato shared insights into his passion for mixology and his personal connection to the cause. “Years ago, I lost my brother to Fentanyl,” he revealed. “Participating in events that raise awareness is very important to me.” This deeply personal connection underscores his commitment to using his talents to make a difference in the fight against fentanyl abuse.

D’Amato’s dedication to raising awareness extends beyond his bartending events. He highlighted the various skills he incorporates into his daily lifestyle to support organizations like “To be honest, I’d love to see my brother’s mom there,” he expressed. “It would be an overwhelming experience for not only us, but others who are there for the same reason.” Through his participation, D’Amato hopes to spark conversations and empower others to stand strong in support of fentanyl awareness.

True to his promise, D’Amato brought an interactive and unforgettable experience to the guests at the STOMP! Fentanyl events. “I’ll be bringing a few fun tricks that will include small fire and smoke shows,” he teased, emphasizing his commitment to ensuring a memorable event from the beverage side of things. With every drink he served and every conversation he engaged in, D’Amato exuded passion and dedication, leaving a lasting impact on all who crossed his path.

STOMP! Fentanyl Fashion Show & Silent Auction

As the STOMP! Fentanyl weekend series came to a close, Mikey D’Amato’s presence lingered in the memories of attendees. His flair behind the bar served as a powerful reminder of the importance of raising awareness and taking action against the fentanyl crisis. Through his artistry and advocacy, D’Amato continues to make a difference, one drink and one conversation at a time.

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STOMP! Weekend Event Series: Uniting Fashion and Philanthropy Against Fentanyl Poisoning

Executive Director, Shane K. M. Wood and the team orchestrated a vibrant showcase of unity and purpose through the STOMP! weekend event series, featuring the STOMP! VIP Launch Party and the STOMP! Fashion Show and Silent Auction. Held on March 15th and 16th, 2024, respectively, these gatherings were not only about style and glamour but also about raising crucial awareness and funds to combat the pressing issue of fentanyl poisoning.

The weekend commenced with the STOMP! VIP Launch Party at the Be Good Restaurant and Experience in Huntington Beach. Amidst the stylish ambiance, guests were treated to live musical performances by the talented Joe Sparrow, Jennalyn Ponraj, and the gracious host himself, Jamal Hansen, owner of Be Good Restaurant. Jamal’s support for the cause was exemplary, as he provided his venue to further the mission of Adding flair to the evening was TikTok sensation and flair bartender, Mikey D’Amato, who delighted guests with his expertly crafted alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The event was nothing short of a triumph, setting the stage for the impactful day to come.

On March 16th, the spotlight shifted to the STOMP! Fashion Show and Silent Auction at the Rogue Collective in Newport Beach. With the generous sponsorship of Matt Barnes, the visionary owner of Rogue Collective, and the collaboration of Todd Herschberg, Founder of OCEAN, the evening was a seamless blend of fashion and philanthropy. The silent auction, featuring stunning artwork and sought-after items, served as a poignant reminder of the importance of supporting the cause.

The Fashion Show itself was a spectacle to behold, showcasing the creativity of designers, the grace of models, and the talents of performers like Joe Sparrow. Amidst the runway glamor, guests were treated to the expertise of flair bartender Mikey D’Amato and indulged in delectable offerings, including a charcuterie board, courtesy of Newport Beach Charcuterie.

The success of STOMP! would not have been possible without the generous support of sponsors such as Lazy Dog, SenderOne, Popl, Aftershock Festival, and Brewery X, whose contributions helped elevate the event to new heights. Media coverage from prominent outlets like Fab TV and Getty Images further amplified the message of hope and solidarity.

As a token of appreciation, Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to individuals who played pivotal roles in making STOMP! a reality. Notable figures like Jason Cohen, Marilyn Montero, Todd Herschberg, Daniel de Castellane, and Patricia Bates were recognized for their unwavering dedication to the cause.

Special thanks are also extended to Matt Barnes, owner of Rogue Collective, and Jamal Hansen, owner of Be Good Restaurant and Experience, whose generosity and support made the events possible. Additionally, we had a special appearance by Mrs. Latina Global International, Penelope Breidenbach.

In conclusion, STOMP! was not just a fashion show; it was a movement—a testament to the power of community and collaboration in effecting positive change. As we reflect on the success of this weekend, let us carry forward the spirit of compassion and activism, knowing that together, we can overcome even the most daunting challenges.

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