Vanilla Ice


Posted by Webmaster on Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Posted byWebmaster on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"I met them when I was hosting the Darrell Gwynn foundation at the hard rock , It was a fundraiser for paralyzed people who need a more mobile wheelchair, one that can stand up move around, lean back, and operate with a mouthpiece. The government only supplies regular Basic wheelchairs. A lot of people die of bedsores because they are not mobile enough, and these special wheelchairs help out a ton with that. And with the pool, it will help with all of his physical therapy, he is improving in small doses. Now he will be able to enjoy the swimming pool with family and friends and neighbors as well as having physical therapy. He was a recipient as well as the firefighter named Derek in Broward, we are building three pools for recipients, so I teamed up with the Darrell Gwynn foundation and Van Kirk pools, who does all the pools for my projects, they have hearts of gold, and they love what We do for the block party. I met Darrell Gwynn at the Barrett Jackson car auction gala a couple years ago, he said he loves what we do for the kids in the community and he asked if I would ever consider helping out the foundation, so I went down to the hard rock and help raise money for them and this came about, We raised $75,000 with the help of Van Kirk pools."

-Vanilla Ice


Posted byWebmaster on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vanilla Ice has arrived at the Johnson home in Palm Bay and will dedicate the new therapeutic pool for 6-year-old Owen Johnson. The arrival even included a dance with Palm Bay Mayor William Capote. Vanilla Ice told FLORIDA TODAY that he was hoping to move past last week's arrest. "Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery," he said. "I love just being a part of putting smiles on people's faces. That's why I'm here."



Posted byWebmaster on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pools can be a pricey addition to any home. But one South Florida firefighter will soon be swimming in his own backyard thanks to a rapper with a big heart and a knack for home renovations. Vanilla Ice, aka Rob Van Winkle, surprised Derek Avilez and his family Tuesday at the groundbreaking of their new swimming pool. “We can all make a difference and it’s great to make a difference with you and your family. Thanks for having us. Let’s go build a pool,” Van Winkle said. The rapper turned real estate flipper is helping build a pool for Derek Avilez, a Hollywood firefighter who suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a skim boarding accident in 2010.



Posted byWebmaster on Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Posted byWebmaster onTuesday, February 24, 2015

Wellington Chamber of Commerce to honor local celebrity and philanthropist,

Rob “Vanilla Ice” Van Winkle

January 29, 2014, Wellington FL— The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce they will be honoring local and international celebrity musical sensation, philanthropist and DIY Network television star ” Vanilla Ice” as their ” Outstanding Citizen of the Year” On February 26th, 2014.

The Outstanding Citizen of the Year award is carefully chosen and awarded to a Wellington resident who displays outstanding service to the community and its residents making Wellington a fantastic place to work, live and play!

Each year since 2010, Rob Van Winkle and his team have outdone themselves to draw 6000+ to Winterfest.  His spirit of giving and dedication to our community is outstanding. His efforts and those of his team – Chuck and Tommy Quon, Wes and Jeremy make this event possible. Each is to be commended and thanked for their generosity and for giving back to Wellington.

A Wellington 10+ year resident, Mr. Van Winkle also contributes to several local charities including Toys For Tots, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Little Smiles Organization.

His DIY show ” The Vanilla Ice Project” is filmed locally exposing audiences from all over the world to the Village of Wellington, showcasing beautiful homes and all we have to offer here.

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WinterFest with Vanilla Ice 2012 a Smashing Success
Posted by xHypex on Friday, December 21, 2012


The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce another smashing success! WinterFest with Vanilla Ice 2012 drew record breaking crowds of over 4500 people and thrilled the audience with the best of performers, emcees and many surprises! 

Our local superstar and philanthropist “Vanilla Ice” astounds us each year.  His spirit of giving and dedication to our community is outstanding.  His efforts and those of his team- Frank, Wes and Chuck make this event possible.  Each is to be commended and thanked for their generosity and for giving back to Wellington.  The Chamber is grateful to have the privilege of working with them!

Presented by The International Polo Club Palm Beach, The Wellington Chamber of Commerce, Equestrian Sport Productions and The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, The Wellness Experience and LED SOURCE;  the event provided a line up of holiday performances, phenomenal food vendors, holiday shopping, chamber businesses expo, a visit from Santa and SNOW!   Local celebrity musical sensation, philanthropist and DIY Network television star (Emmy Award Nominated) “Vanilla Ice” performed his iconic “Ice Ice Baby”, “Play that Funky Music” as well as a new recorded hit to an overflowing crowd.  Our very own Presenting Sponsor, Mr. John Wash was a hit on stage providing the audience with many laughs and holiday cheer.   Several local dignitaries including Mayor Bob Margolis, Councilwoman Anne Gerwig, Former Mayor Darell Bowen, Chamber President Alec Domb and Event Chair Dr. Randy Laurich kicked off this time-honored event.

Chaired by Dr. Randy Laurich of the Wellness Experience this event is the most anticipated holiday event of the season.  The exceptional hard work and dedication of sponsors, vendors and the professionals at PBIEC allow us to celebrate the success of this event.  Dr. Laurich and Mr. Domb believe bringing a “hometown’ element to WinterFest is what makes it so successful. Family friendly events such as a reading of the “Twas the Night Before Christmas by Mayor Margolis, a visit from Santa, children’s area including carriage rides, reindeer and bounce houses, a salute to the troops allow participation from the children and the families and make everyone an intrical  part of the festivities. 


The Chamber wishes to thank our sponsors, without who we could not host such a spectacular event.  Mr. John Wash and The International Polo Club Palm Beach- Presenting Sponsor, Equestrian Sport Productions and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, The Wellness Experience, LED SOURCE, FPL, Hedrick Brothers Construction, Prescriptions Plus Inc, Diabetic Support, Red Carpet Valet and W4Cy- The Intertainment Network.      A very special thank you to Mark Bellissimo, Michael Stone, Vaneli Bojkova and Paul Regal as well as Marcella Mirande-Ketcham, Rona Klein and Coca –Liza Mayor.

 Our WinterFest Vendors were BIBA NY, Blooming with Autism, Boresha International, Chappy’s Food Cart, Kangoo Club Palm Beach- Cheeky Fitness, Cold Stone Creamery, Costco Wholesale, Dr. Steven Miller, Equestrian Sport Productions, FPL, Glamorous Nail Spa,  International Polo Club, Japan Karate-Do Genbu- Kai of Florida, Inc., LED Source, Lively Lights, Luv My Puppies, Melody Creates, Paradise Kettle Corn, Perfect Smile Dentistry, Prescriptions Plus, Psychological Wellness Center, Rejuvia Med Spa, Smoke Inn International, Superfit Gym, Synaptiq Life, The Wellness Experience, Three J’s Cigar, TKC Future Fitness Isagenix, Tropical Laser, Ultima Fitness, Vanilla Ice, Village Music Center,  W4CY, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Wellington Christian School.

 This year we hosted a brand new FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL boasting the exceptional establishments of IPC and The Wanderers Club, Stonewood Grill, Taco Vida and Solo Cantina, PRP Wines, Polo West Cantina, Christy’s Bakery and Starbucks as well as a red carpet photo booth courtesy of LED SOURCE and The Wellness Experience. 

 Our performers could not have been more phenomenal! The talents of our local superstars are amazing.  If you have not heard or seen of the following please make it a point to check them out.  They are exquisite each in their own…. Thank you to Emily Brooke, Lexi Luca, Taylor Renee, Meghan Ritmiller, The US MARINE CORPS Color Guard, Wellington Ballet Theatre, Donna Tucci’s School of Dance, Wellington High School Dance Team, the KIDS CANCER FOUNDATION and LOWBUD.

  The Chamber salutes all the exhibitors, sponsors, The International Polo Club Palm Beach and our gracious venue host Equestrian Sport Productions for making their contribution to Wellington’s unique lifestyle, its economy and this spectacular event!  And to each of you for attending… for being part of this event and for being a part of our community.  We look forward to seeing you all next year!  Happy Holidays!

Wellington Chamber of Commerce


Posted by kurtmichael on Wednesday, September 15, 2012

New Vanilla Ice T-Shirts now available in the Store!

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Posted by kurtmichael on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 is now featuring Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" (Zumba Remix)

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VANILLA ICE PROJECT: Season 1 - Now On Itunes!
Posted by kurtmichael on Thursday, August 8, 2012

Season #1 of The Vanilla Ice Project is now available on iTunes and in the Store!

CLICK HERE to buy the full season or individual episodes!

Posted by kurtmichael on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Cupid" Hats - Multiple Colors / Styles


Posted by kurtmichael on Thursday, July 8, 2012

Vanilla Ice is featured in Motor Trend Magazine!

CLICK HERE to view the article online!

Posted by kurtmichael on Thursday, June 14, 2012

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**Check out Vanilla Ice's interview on CNBC!**

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