Loews Miami Beach Hotel once again partnered with NBA Champion, All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Ray Allen for the Ray Allen Loews Miami Beach Hotel Celebrity Golf Tournament, raising more than $85,000 directly benefiting Miami-Dade County education.
The charity golf event, now in its 7th year, brought together the who’s who of sports and entertainment for an amazing day of golf #ForeTheKids at Miami Beach Golf Club.
This year’s celebrity participants included Ray Allen, Alonzo Mourning, Rip Hamilton, Shane Battier, DJ Irie, Jason Jackson, Jeremy Lincoln, Gary Sheffield and Placido Polanco, among other notable names. The exclusive charity event benefits DonorsChoose.org, an online charity connecting donors to Miami-Dade County classrooms in need, The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, a Miami-Dade County School Board program created to enhance student achievement and community engagement and Allen’s own Ray of Hope Foundation. In 2016, Ray of Hope was able to use funds generated during the golf event to create a state-of-the-art computer lab for Horace Mann Middle School. During this year’s tournament, Allen announced that plans are already in motion to create another computer lab for a local school in need using donations from the golf event.
“This tournament gives us the opportunity to generate awareness for the many initiatives that benefit educational programs in our own backyard. With the support of Ray Allen, our sponsors and the sports and entertainment community, we’re able to continue impacting this important cause,” said Alex Tonarelli, Managing Director, Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
Participants were treated to culinary delights prepared by Loews Miami Beach Hotel Executive Chef Frederic Delaire and the hotel’s signature restaurant Lure Fishbar. A pop up of Ray Allen and wife Shannon’s popular restaurant Grown was also on hand, in addition to pop ups of nightclubs Hyde and Rockwell, tastings by Glenlivet, Duvel and more. A silent auction, raffle and online auction featuring luxury goods also took place, with all proceeds benefiting DonorsChoose.org, The Foundation for New Education Initiatives and Ray of Hope Foundation.
Since its inception in 2010, Loews Miami Beach Hotel’s Celebrity Golf Tournament has raised more than $400,000 in resources for classrooms and students across Miami-Dade County. Sponsors this year included PSAV, Boucher Brothers, Towne Park, Polaris Slingshot, Cigna, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Hublot, among others. The CharityBuzz online auction will remain open through Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Place your bid at CharityBuzz.com/RayAllenCGT.
About Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Located in the heart of South Beach’s vibrant Art Deco District, the renowned Loews Miami Beach Hotel recently completed a spectacular $50 million renovation, resulting in a vibrant new lobby experience; 790 transformed luxury guestrooms; an enhanced, oceanfront pool deck with direct beach access; SOAK Cabanas & Daybeds with new adult-only cabanas; enhancements to exhale South Beach spa and more. Four new restaurants and lounges include Preston’s Market, Miami Joe Coffee Co., Bar Collins and Nautilus, in addition to the award-wining Lure Fishbar – all offering an authentic taste of the destination via Flavor Miami. A curated food and beverage journey, Flavor Miami brings together Miami’s culinary greats, integrating their offerings throughout the on-property experience. Whether in-room, poolside or dining al fresco, guests can sip and bite their way through the city’s unique neighborhoods and culture. An inspired canvas for meetings and events, Loews Miami Beach Hotel has 65,000 square feet of beautifully redesigned function space, accommodating groups of 10 to 2,700 guests. Additional amenities include a new, state-of-the-art Kids Club, a fitness center and premium shopping at Splash and Splish retail boutiques.