Eighth Annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup in Toronto September 18 & 19 in Support of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

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The eighth annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup will be held September 18 and 19, 2015 in Toronto in support of pediatric cancer research, treatment and care for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

The eighth annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup will be held September 18 and 19, 2015 in Toronto in support of pediatric cancer research, treatment and care for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), announced Event Chairman Bobby Genovese, Chairman BG Capital Group and BG Signature.

"As the event chair and co-founder of the Car and Boat Rally events, which began in 2008 and have since generated more than $15 million for the Hospital for Sick Children, said Bobby Genovese, Chairman of the Board BG Capital Group. “All children should be given the opportunity to lead full, happy lives. Through this incredible event we can make a difference together and rally for kids with cancer!”

SickKids is one of the top children’s hospitals in the world; renowned for its world-class patient care, research, education and advocacy. Through donor support, SickKids has become a charity that strategically invests in research and training programs that have the potential to improve the health of children across Canada and around the world.

Cancer is the most common cause of disease-related death among Canadian children, and the rate of occurrence continues to rise. This world-renowned place of research, healing and hope, sees approximately 360 new cancer patients each year. All Rally participants and celebrities share the SickKids vision: Healthier Children, A Better World.

Confirmed celebrity navigators for this year include: Billy Baldwin – Actor, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, The Squid and the Whale, Backdraft; Daniel Jacobs - boxer and is the current WBA Middleweight champion; Hill Harper - Actor, CSI: NY; ; Jes Macallan – Actress, Mistresses; John Salley - NBA Champion, Wellness Advocate and Talk Show Host; Jodi Lyn O'Keefe – Actress, The Vampire Diaries, Two and a Half Men, Nash Bridges; Kim Coates - Actor, Sons of Anarchy; Leo Stakos - Host Fish TV; Lyriq Bent – Actor, Rookie Blue, The Book of Negroes; Mark Boone- Actor, Sons of Anarchy, Batman Begins, Se7en; Mira Sorvino- Academy Award and Golden Globe actress- Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite, Stalker; Omar Benson Miller - Actor, Ballers, CSI Miami; Pooch Hall – Actor, Ray Donovan, The Game, Jumping the Broom; Rick Fox -Actor, Producer, TV Personality & NBA Champion, with more to be confirmed.

Car enthusiasts and philanthropists who participate as drivers must raise a minimum of $25,000 each, to enter their car and draft a Celebrity Navigator. Fuelled by an extraordinary schedule of events and exclusive pit stops, Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators embark on a journey of a lifetime.

The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup kicks off with "The Qualifiers" Celebrity Draft Party on September 18 at Muzik, located at 15 Saskatchewan Rd, Toronto, ON, in Toronto. This cocktail reception provides Rally Drivers with the opportunity to meet and recruit their desired Celebrity Navigator, along with scrumptious food provided by local area restaurants. The premium drafting positions will be determined based on the amount of dollars fundraised.

On September 19, the “Start Your Engines” Brunch takes place at the Ritz-Carlton, located at 181 Wellington Street West in Toronto. Adrenaline will be running high as Car Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators get ready for the checkered flag to wave. A delicious brunch will be served before participants set out on an adventure that will challenge, entertain and inspire. Fuelled by an extraordinary schedule of Pit Stops at some of the most renowned establishments and venues in the city, Car Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators will embark on a journey led from one clue to the next. Along the way, participants will interact with some of the most unique and inspiring children.

The final destination of the Rally is “The Winner’s Circle” a star-studded gala dinner at the Ritz-Carlton - 181 Wellington Street West. Rally drivers, celebrities, sponsors and invited guests will revel in their memories from the past two days while enjoying an incredible dinner and award-winning entertainment, with live auction prizes and the Scavenger Cup awards ceremony.

Auto World Imports (AWIN) Auto Group is the presenting sponsor and one of Canada's most prestigious and well-respected auto groups, comprised of 13 auto dealerships in Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Durham and Oakville, as well as in Victoria and Nanaimo. “ Awin is proud to come together with our fellow sponsors, participants and celebrities, in the hope to not only increase awareness of the cause but to succeed in raising much needed funds to help children in their fight against cancer.” said AWIN General Manager Paul Roach. For more information, visithttp://www.rallyforkids.com. To arrange an interview, please contact: Lorraine Quartaro Director, Communications, Solutions with Impact T: (416) 703-5371 x 236 C: (416) 433-7232 F: (416) 703-7425 lorraine(dot)quartaro(at)sympatico(dot)ca

BG Capital Group’s Bobby Genovese’s Historic Miss Canada IV Returns to Picton Ontario to Commemorate 1950 World Water Speed Record Attempt

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Bobby Genovese’s world famous Miss Canada IV will take center stage at Picton, Ontario’s Prince Edward Yacht Club on October 2 and 3, 2015

Bobby Genovese’s world famous Miss Canada IV will take center stage at Picton, Ontario’s Prince Edward Yacht Club on October 2 and 3, 2015 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of her historic 200 mph run at the World Water Speed record. Admission for the two-day event is $10.

“Who would have ever thought that Miss Canada IV would return to the waters of Prince Edward County 65 years after Harold and Lorna Wilsons’ attempt at the World Water Speed Record,” said her owner, BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese, of this inaugural event hosted by Thunder Events of Picton (TEP).

“Miss Canada IV was the first Canadian challenge to the supremacy of the United States on the world hydroplane stage,” said Genovese, who will be joined by members of the Wilson family returning to watch her fly down the bay. “She captured the imagination of the nation, and we are delighted that she will thrill audiences once again. She is a significant part of Canada’s boat racing history, which I am proud to bring back to Picton.”

Genovese is a devoted collector of vintage Canadian race boats, including Miss Canada III, and Canadiana Grand Prix. He also owns Rambler, a restored 70ft 1903 Polson Iron Works Yacht, Miss Miami V, and Pistoff, a 1960, 970-horsepower twin engine Vic Carpenter custom runabout.

“This gathering will be a great opportunity for visitors to see many of the race boat legends that competed in Picton,” said BG Vintage Racing Team Manager Jamie Smith, who heads Genovese's BG Vintage Race Boat and Antique Boat Museum, which is expected to be completed next year.

The anniversary festivities will feature a static display of vintage hydroplanes and race boats including Miss Canada IV and give attendees the opportunity to meet the drivers and crews along with notable celebrities of current and past hydroplane racing fame.

TEP was established to promote boat racing, both vintage and professional, in Prince Edward County. Thunder on the Bay is made possible thanks to financial support from local businesses and individuals with the desire to bring race boat fans back to Prince Edward County. Net proceeds of this event will support local charities, the PEC Heritage Fund, and future events. Thunder Events is owned and operated by Larry Ritchie, Board Director of the Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and owner of Picton Harbour Pontoon Tours.

Event Contact: Larry Ritchie, Thunder Events Picton 613-920-8453; thundereventspicton(at)gmail(dot)com

Bobby Genovese Returns as Co-Chair for 2nd Annual Rally for Kids with Cancer in Nashville, TN, October 2nd and 3rd, 2015, Benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

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Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL Alumni Tennessee Titans’ Eddie George Named as Honorary Celebrity Chair for 2nd Annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Presented by Dollar General

Rally for Kids with Cancer, presented by Dollar General, is proud to announce Eddie George, Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL Alumni of the Tennessee Titans, as the Honorary Celebrity Chair of the second annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup in Nashville, October 2nd and October 3rd, 2015.

BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese is joined by J.R. and Kailey Hand of Hand Family Companies as Co-Chairs of the event. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will be the benefactors of the event. The event’s goal is to raise much needed funds for children’s cancer research, care and treatment, in the hopes of one day soon ending children’s cancer.

“As the event co-chair and co-founder of the Rally for Kids with Cancer, I felt that it was vital that we all worked together to provide much needed resources and support for pediatric cancer initiatives, and with everyone’s help the event raised more than $600,000 last years," said Bobby Genovese, Chairman of the Board BG Capital Group.

“Through the Rally for Kids event, supporters have the opportunity to inspire hope and help raise invaluable funds for children’s cancer research, treatment and care at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt," said Eddie George, the Honorary Celebrity Chair. “With your help, this inspiring event can make a difference, help me rally for kids with cancer.”

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving only children, is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. The world-class facilities at Children's Hospital are a testament to our community's dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing. Children’s Hospital is a top-level teaching and research facility. No child is denied care on basis of limited ability to pay.

Rally for Kids Scavenger Cup is an event which began in Canada eight years ago and has raised more than $16 million to support pediatric cancer research, treatment and care.

Nashville Rally for Kids with Cancer is an event supporting the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer research, national charity here in the US benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research began in 2005 in Atlanta by a lady named Dean Crowe in response to a local mother's plea for research dollars to help her 12-year-old son who was fighting a brain tumor. "Raise money for childhood cancer research and fund the best research wherever it may be," she asked. The Rally Foundation is a national charity in the USA which raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. It has raised more than $7 million and funded more than 120 cutting-edge research projects around the country.

The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup is a unique, exhilarating and memorable event that provides participants with two incredible days filled with fun and excitement. Described as a high-end scavenger hunt meets “Amazing Race," this event features luxury vehicles and will challenge, inspire and entertain. Car enthusiasts and philanthropists who participate as drivers must raise a minimum of $25,000 each to enter their car and draft a Celebrity Navigator. Fueled by an extraordinary schedule of events and exclusive pit stops, Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators embark on a journey of a lifetime.

Past celebrities include: Billy Baldwin – Actor, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, The Squid and the Whale, Backdraft; Anne Dudek – Actress, House, Covert Affairs, Mad Men; Jason George - Actor, Mistresses, Grey's Anatomy; Omar Benson-Miller – Actor: Actor, Ballers, CSI Miami; Rick Fox -3 X NBA Champion, Actor, Producer & TV Personality; Rick Hoffman- Actor, Suits and more.

The Rally event will begin with an exclusive cocktail party on October 2, 2015, at the Oz Arts in Nashville to provide Rally Drivers with the opportunity to meet and recruit their desired Celebrity Navigator. The following day begins with the “Start Your Engines” brunch before participants set out on their day-long adventure marked by an extraordinary schedule of pit stops at some of the city’s most renowned establishments and venues. The event culminates that evening with a star-studded gala dinner at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, 121 Fourth Avenue South, where Rally drivers, celebrities, sponsors and invited guests revel in their experiences while enjoying an incredible dinner, award-winning entertainment and live auction prizes during the Scavenger Cup awards ceremony.

Bobby Genovese’s BG Capital Group Opens Cowboys Saloon in Gainesville, FL

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Grand Opening Cowboys Saloon Gainesville Thursday, August 20, 2015 "Cowboys is the number one entertainment spot in Ft. Lauderdale and Ocala and we expect the same success in Gainesville when we re-launch the venue as Cowboys Saloon Gainesville,” said BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese and Cowboys Founder, Anthony Perera. Formerly :08 Seconds, Gainesville’s hottest live country music venue, Cowboys Gainesville is the company’s third location for its growing Cowboys Saloon franchise. "The entertainment venue is the ultimate place for friends and families to gather and have fun in a classic western themed atmosphere and restaurant that is modern and sophisticated."

Opened in early 2000, :08 Seconds had been a country music Mecca for Gainesville residents and entertainment favorite for University of Florida students, which represents one of the largest campuses in the U.S.

"We see ourselves fitting in well with this thriving community," said Perera of the 10,000 square foot facility that is slated to open later this month. “It’s an amazing entertainment experience and we are excited to bring our Cowboys Saloon concept to such a great city.”

About BG Capital Group

With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. www.bgcapitalgroup.com. In 2013, Genovese developed and launched BG Signature, a portfolio of 12 exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat. A fleet of private yachts, private jet and four polo and equestrian clubs complete the collection.www.bgsignature.com

Media Contacts

Cowboys Saloon Anthony Perera, Founder/Partner (352) 427-7864; daperera@yahoo.com www.cowboyssaloon.com

BG Capital Group Judy DiEdwardo, Communications Director 561.844.7212jdmedia@gate.net www.bgcapitalgroup.com

Bobby Genovese Helps 3rd Annual Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer Raised over $700,000 for Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

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Led by returning Event Chair Bobby Genovese, the 3rd annual Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer raised over $700,000 for the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Led by returning Event Chair Bobby Genovese, the 3rd annual Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer raised over $700,000 for the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The event took to the waters of Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau on July 18, 2015 and featured a star-studded group of celebrity navigators, including actor Billy Baldwin, Catherine O’Hare, Jason Priestley, Olympic gold medalist Heather Moyse and more. https://review.bellmedia.ca/view/1167060035

The highest participating fundraiser was Team S2G, captain by Oliver Bock with an astounding $157,934.80. The winning team of the Boat Rally was Team Mercury, Skip by Adrian Rushforth with Celebrity navigator NHL Alumni; Mike Krushelnyski.

"As event chair and co-founder of the Car and Boat Rally events I want to thank everyone for their gracious donation of time, energy and commitment to this event,” said Bobby Genovese, Chairman of the Board, BG Capital Group and BG Signature. “This positive response to everyone's efforts has been truly overwhelming. This year, we were able to raise over $700,000, bringing our three-year total for the Boat Rally to over $2.1 million. That’s incredible!”

The Boat Rally is a unique and exciting boating event that has put the Fun into Fundraising, featuring family-fun, celebrities, thrilling challenges and cottage adventure with the goal of raising funds for pediatric cancer research, treatment and care. “When we come together and choose to fight children’s cancer, we are making a difference in the lives of those most in need,” said Genovese.

Fuelled by an ambitious schedule of pit stops locations set along a route across the beautiful waters and cottages of Muskoka, Boat Rally teams had to work together to decipher clues and riddles that took them on a journey from one location to the next. The final destination was the Gala BBQ Dinner at Rocky Crest where Rally drivers, celebrities, sponsors and invited guests reveled in their memories from the day while enjoying an incredible dinner and award-winning entertainment, with live auction and the Scavenger Cup awards ceremony.

Celebrity navigators included: Billy Baldwin – Actor, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, The Squid and the Whale, Backdraft; Catherine O'Hara - Actress, SCTV, Home Alone; Heather Moyse - 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Bobsled; Jason Priestley - Actor and Director; John Salley - NBA Alumni, TV Host; Leo Stakos – TV Host, Fish TV; Marty McSorley - NHL Alumni and Mike Krushelnyski - NHL Alumni.

SickKids is one of the top children’s hospitals in the world; renowned for its world-class patient care, research, education and advocacy. Through donor support, SickKids has become a charity that strategically invests in research and training programs that have the potential to improve the health of children across Canada and around the world. Cancer is the most common cause of disease-related death among Canadian children, and the rate of occurrence continues to rise. This world-renowned place of research, healing and hope, sees approximately 360 new cancer patients each year. All Rally participants and celebrities share the SickKids vision: Healthier Children, A Better World.

“The Journey to a brighter future will not be possible without everyone’s support, it is our hope to not only increase awareness of the cause but to raise much needed funds to help children in their fight against cancer,” said Joel Hock, co-founder of the Rally for Kids with Cancer Foundation. “This is a testament to what can be done when philanthropic individuals unite with one shared vision: the health and well-being of our children.” For more information, visit http://www.rallyforkids.com or http://www.boatrallyforkids.com

BG Featured in Muskoka Magazine

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Genovese cottage property features 50-foot high waterfall

Article by Dale Peacock / Photographs by Kelly Holinshead

Bobby Genovese’s magnificent Lake Rosseau cottage complements his gregarious personality. Indeed, it is one of the crown jewels of his BG Signature Properties collection. Genovese credits his beloved mother for his love of Muskoka and for much of his success. He so valued his mother’s opinion that he hardly made a decision in the early days without running it by her.

“Our mom had the rare gift of common sense,” he says. “All the boys were multi-millionaires in our 20s and we all called on her for advice. She just had a way of making sense out of chaos.” He adds sadly, “She died at just 63 and I miss her every day.”

This unlikely mama’s boy beams and asks rhetorically, “Don’t you think that mothers are just amazing?” He adds, “I am truly in awe of the job that mothers do.”

Genovese has more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and operates BG Capital Group and BG Capital Management Corporation, both of which are based in Barbados with associate management offices in Nassau, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver.

In 2012, he developed and launched BG Signature Properties, a portfolio of 12 exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida.

Read the rest of this article on our Press page.

BG Polo & Equestrian Resort Featured on Robb Report Luxury Newswire

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BG Polo & Equestrian Resort Provides an Elegant Equestrian Getaway

Embrace the elegance of a unique equine experience in a remote haven of natural beauty located in the heart of horse country: Marion County, FL. Where horses graze on acres of emerald green pastures sprawling beneath towering Spanish Moss-laden oak trees, this intimate all-inclusive retreat offers one of Ocala's most sophisticated equestrian experiences.

That's the BG Polo & Equestrian Resort experience.

Located just a short drive from Orlando, the 10,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom Main House features classically designed accommodations with stunning views of the surrounding paddocks, while three luxurious three-bedroom Cottages and three-bedroom Farmhouse offer the ultimate in privacy and comfort. Guests can rent the entire property for a wedding, family reunion or corporate retreat or just the main house, cottages or Farmhouse while enjoying all of the amenities. The well-appointed equestrian facility includes immaculate stables with 70 stalls, three newly renovated barns, a 38,000-square-foot covered lighted arena, an outside arena for instruction and demonstrations, multiple paddocks, long and short term horse lodging, and accommodations for RV hook-ups.

With support from the equestrian training staff, explore and enjoy the adjacent 110-mile long Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway or indulge in taste of polo led by international polo veteran Marcos Bignoli who oversees the Ocala Polo Club* located at the adjacent Florida Horse Park, which is home to a turnkey trail riding program. Afterward, reward yourself with a relaxing swim and spa massage, and a glass of your favorite wine by the pool, before settling in for a sumptuous gourmet dinner prepared by a private chef.

BG Polo & Equestrian Resort Hosts Premiere Girls Equestrian Summer Camp

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Screenshot_061615_052916_PMReservations are now being taken for the prestigious BG Girls Equestrian Summer Camp at the spectacular 100-acre BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, FL. One of the most well-appointed equestrian facilities in central Florida the camp is open to girls ages 7-16 and features classes and clinics for all riding levels in polo and all forms of equestrian. The all-inclusive six-night, seven-day sleep away camp includes accommodations in the meticulously appointed 10,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom Great House overlooking acres of stunning pastures and paddocks. Space is limited and available on a space available basis.bgbgg

Activities

  • Daily Equestrian and Polo classics and clinics for all levels
  • Trail Riding at the neighboring Florida Horse Park
  • Field trips to area attractions including Silver Springs State Park, Wild Waters Water Park
  • Zip Lining
  • Swimming
  • Massage Services

June 21 - July 11 Blue Water Farms Girls Sleep-Away Camp at Ocala Cost: $4850 per session

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July 12-August 1 Blue Water Farms Girls Sleep-Away Camp at Ocala Cost: $4850 per session

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For reservations and information, contact Lynn Buchalter at (954) 600-0451 or BG Polo & Equestrian Resort direct at (352) 245-7779

BG Signature Featured in Art & Gator Magazine

Bobby_Genovese-_Feature It all began when Richard Branson hit Bobby Genovese over the head. Metaphorically, of course.

“I had all these incredible residences that I owned that I just don’t get to visit anymore,” says Genovese, chairman of BG Capital Group Limited, which in 2013 came out with the BG Signature Luxury Retreat Collection. “And having spent some time with Richard Branson, he sort of hit me over the head and said, ‘Well, why don’t you do what I do?’ And that’s how BG Signature came about.”

It works perfectly for Genovese, who just likes to show people a good time. An adventure enthusiast himself who finds his rush exploring different corners of the world (and anywhere that happens to have a polo field), the entrepreneur and business mogul has established his ideal hobby in BG Signature Collection.

“I really enjoy creating incredible experiences of holidays for people,” says Genovese, who’s talking from the BG Signature flagship location, an equestrian resort in Ocala, Fla. This particular property is a real-life fantasy for any active vacationer, located adjacent to the Florida Horse Park and backing onto the world-famous Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, a 177-kilometre-long trail that connects one side of the state to the other.

With the goal of adding one property to BG Signature’s roster every one to two years, Genovese couldn’t be happier with the way the company is already spreading his fun-loving energy to fellow travelers seeking unique destinations all over the world. When asked if he has his eye on any potentials right now, he says he does — and we’ll just have to wait and see what and where they turn out to be. For now, travelers can whet their adventure palates by perusing the BG Signature website, which gives a detailed overview of each property. From there, Genovese says, the renting process is simple as can be: just call or email BG Signature with the location you’ve fallen for, and shortly after your escape will be booked.

Read the rest of this article at Art & Gator.

Review: Paradise Island Retreat

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"A Fantastic Property!"

"I have rented numerous vacation rentals and this property was the best one yet! The villa is fully equipped with everything you need if you are traveling with your family including beach towels, toys and a high chair. The views from both master bedrooms were beautiful. The place also comes with access to two golf carts which was a lot of fun and great for going to Atlantis or even just to pick up coffee in the morning. The property manager is very nice and responds to questions promptly. Also, we added additional cleaning services and the cleaning lady was very thorough. I would definitely stay here again."

- Chicago, Illinois

Learn more about BG Paradise Island Retreat in Nassau, Bahamas and contact the BG concierge at reservations@bgsignature.com to plan your next dream vacation with BG Signature.

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ShowBoats: On Board with Bobby Genovese

We are excited to share the June 2015 issue of ShowBoats International Magazine featuring Bobby Genovese and the BG Yacht Collection by Marilyn Mower.

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On Board with Bobby Genovese

Bobby Genovese made his fortune in the same way he has approached yachting: acquiring companies and yachts in rapid succession. Here, he shares his ventures into the business of fun with Marilyn Mower.

“WHO HAS MORE FUN THAN US?” If you watch Bobby Genovese race his kids up a 55-foot natural granite rock climbing wall at his summer house in Canada, charge along on a polo pony, blast out of his Lake Rosseau boathouse in one of his vintage speedboats or Jet Ski around one of his charter yachts, you quickly understand the question is rhetorical. His face has two speeds: grin and bigger grin.

I first heard about Genovese in connection with a 154-foot Feadship he’s refitting, Charade, thinking it might be a good story for Boat International Media’s Refit annual. Since Charade was in full “Frankenboat” stage at Derecktor shipyard, his PA suggested meeting on one of his other boats in Miami Beach or at his polo and equestrian club in Vero Beach, Florida. Serial boat owners, I’ve known aplenty; polo ponies added a new twist.

Screenshot_050815_022401_PMGenovese is a Canadian entrepreneur with an improbable success story that sounds like a TV script; oh wait, his life was bundled into a script, eight episodes to be exact of a program called “Bobby G: Adventure Capitalist” that aired in 2008 and followed him and his CEO Marco Markin as they bought, built and sold companies.

Genovese is chairman of BG Capital Group and BG Capital Management Corp., both based in Barbados, BG Capital Investment Trust and now BG Signature Resorts.

Tall, tan and fit-looking under a shock of sandy hair, his style is friendly, folksy, self-effacing and yet totally confident and prepared for anything. He has a knack for establishing working assets, and the harder they work the better. We were sitting on one of them, a Lazzara 78 LSX sport yacht that chartered 170 days last year in Florida and The Bahamas. Our backdrop was another one of his yachts in the BG Signature Luxury Yacht Collection, a Sunseeker Predator 75 he’d added to the portfolio in December 2014.

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BG Capital Group’s Cowboys Saloon Announces National Expansion

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South Florida-based Cowboys Saloon has signed a national expansion deal with Starpoint Commercial to open additional venues in major markets throughout the Continental U.S.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (PRWEB) APRIL 08, 2015 South Florida-based Cowboys Saloon has signed a national expansion deal with Starpoint Commercial to open additional venues in major markets throughout the Continental U.S., announced Cowboys Saloon Founder Anthony Perera and co-owner BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese.

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Since opening its first south Florida location in 2011, the casual dining, bar, and entertainment venue has become a major player in live music and entertainment, receiving numerous awards for its entertainment excellence. In May 2014 Perera and Genovese opened a second club in Ocala, Florida following a multimillion-dollar build-out that replaced the city’s old Midnight Rodeo complex in downtown Ocala, which had closed in 2011.

"Cowboys is now the number one entertainment spot and ultimate place for friends and families to gather and have fun in a classic western themed bar and restaurant that is modern and sophisticated," said Genovese.

“We are excited to have been chosen by Cowboys Saloon for their national rollout,” said Starpoint Commercial Founder Joshua Rush. “Starpoint Commercial is a fully integrated real estate consulting and brokerage house focusing on retail and entertainment industries. It's like having your own in-house real estate department.”

Cowboys Saloon is a fun entertainment driven dining and nightlife experience that combines Americana style eats, large dance floor and ample room for hosting national artists in a rustic western decor setting. The average location ranges from 12,000-15,000 square feet with a seating capacity for over 200 people and a concert capacity of close to or exceeding 1000 people.

"We love where this brand is going," said Perera. "There is tremendous opportunity for a brand like Cowboys Saloon to gain massive market share and on that basis we plan to open 10-12 units in the next 24 months. More than just a restaurant or bar, we are truly an entertainment destination that engages guests from the moment the walk in and keep them entertained until the moment they leave."

About BG Capital Group Limited With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition. BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013 Genovese developed and launched BG Signature, a portfolio of 12 exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat featuring world-class stables and lodging for traveling horse enthusiasts.

BG Polo & Equestrian Vero Beach Hosts Prestigious Julian Hipwood Clinic

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BG Polo & Equestrian Vero Beach will host the BG Polo Julian Hipwood Clinic, run by hall of famer Julian Hipwood and assisted by BG Polo Vero Beach Head Coach, Max Secunda on Tuesday April 21, and Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the club’s field in Vero Beach, FL. All levels are encouraged, but some playing experience is required. Players can bring their own horses or horses can be provided as well as stabling.

A legendary polo player with a 9-goal rating, Hipwood is the only Englishman to play the final of the Argentine Open and is twice a British open winner. In the US he has won the US Open as a player and a coach and won the World Cup five years running.

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"In addition to his extraordinary athleticism his ability to simplify and explain polo has made him a renowned teacher to high goal and low goal players alike," said Max Secunda, also a British Open finalist and Head Polo Coach at BG Polo & Equestrian. "This clinic is ideally timed for players coming to Florida to watch the US Open Finals on April 19." For more information contact Max Secunda at 808.651-0408.

Vero Beach is conveniently located less than 90 minutes from Wellington, FL and offers beautiful coastal hotels and fine dinning options for visitors. BG Polo & Equestrian Vero Beach has partnered with Vero Beach Hotel & Spa to offer exclusive packages for polo guests. For more information contact Patta Conboy at (772)999-3709 or via email at Patta@BGSignature.com for details on exclusive discounts.

Review: "We arrived to relax..."

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"Family getaway"

"We arrived to relax , regroup and reconnect with our 2 college sons . The Three bedroom townhouse is lovely , beautifully furnished and close to the beach . Our older two college sons liked being close to the Atlantis so the could see the action at night . We loved our quiet secluded beach in front of the town home . The kitchen has everything you will need to feed / cook for a family . Food stores are over the bridge in Nassau so you must travel have a rent a car !! We used the grill often which was a great bonus ! Our 10 year old loved snorkeling daily in the crystal blue waters . Really a fantastic family vacation !!!"

- Maryland

Learn more about BG Paradise Island Retreat in Nassau, Bahamas and contact the BG concierge at reservations@bgsignature.com to plan your next dream vacation with BG Signature.

12/31/2014

BG Vero Beach Polo Club Hosts Special Equestrians “Pony Up” Fundraiser

UntitledBobby Genovese’s BG Vero Beach Polo Club hosted its inaugural “Pony Up” fundraiser on Saturday February 21 to benefit Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast, provider of therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults affected by conditions affecting muscles and speech. “To a child or adult with a physical, developmental or emotional disability, life looks a lot brighter on horseback,” said Program Director Volunteer Vicki Penley. “The power and warmth of a horse strengthens and tones muscles, improves balance, head control and coordination, builds patience and self-esteem, and offers a sense of freedom and equality.”

Since 1992, the Vero Beach 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization has provided therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults who are challenged by Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Spina Bifida, Strokes, Diabetes, and other conditions affecting muscles and speech.

Saturday’s fundraising celebration featured authentic Argentine BBQ by Ocean Grill polo team members, a polo foot mallet competition and 50/50 Raffle for VIP BG Polo Tailgate experience, silent auction and music.

“We could not be more honored or humbled to support this amazing organization and the hundreds of adults and children they help through their selfless service and commitment,” said BG Vero Beach Polo Club and BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese. “Their work should be applauded and supported at every turn and we will do everything possible to make that happen. It is our good fortune to be their neighbor.”

Genovese’s BG Polo includes five polo and equestrian teaching and competition centers in Vero Beach, Ocala and Davie Florida, Toronto, Ontario, and Pilar, Argentina.

BG Polo & Equestrian Club is located at 7700 8th Street, Vero Beach FL 32968. For more information about contact Equestrian Director Patta Conboy at 772-766-0027 or email: patta@bgsignature.com

Game On! Polo Season 2015 is here!

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Bobby Genovese’s BG Vero Beach Polo Club Hosts Sunday Polo

Screenshot_020615_030503_PMSignaling Vero Beach’s return to the national polo circuit Bobby Genovese’s BG Vero Beach Polo Club has begun hosting weekly professional level match games starting on Sunday February 8, 2015 through Sunday April 19, 2015 at the Polo Grounds on 12th Street in Vero Beach, the upscale polo equestrian community that was once home to the Vero Beach Polo Club.

“We are honored to join the horse community in Vero Beach as we expand our equestrian endeavors and long standing commitment to the game of polo both here in Vero Beach and around the world,” said Genovese of his polo interests that include five polo and equestrian teaching and competition centers in Vero Beach, Ocala and Davie Florida, Toronto, Ontario, and Pilar, Argentina. The collection is part of BG Signature, Genovese’s privately-curated collection of luxury destinations that include private estates in the United States, Canada, Bahamas, England and Argentina. Two private yachts and a jet complete the collection in addition to a new luxury yacht charter division launching this year. “It is our goal to invest in both youth and adult equine programs, with the spotlight being on our professional polo school. We invite everyone to come out and explore these exciting new horsemanship options that are now available here in Vero Beach.”  For more information contact Equestrian Director, Patta Conboy at 772-766-0027 or email patta@bgsignature.com

Listen to Bobby Genovese discuss the 2015 Polo season with Rhett Palmer on Vero's talk station WAXE 107.9fm!

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