By Le CITY Deluxe Brand Ambassador, Derek H. Sparks: On November 18th, Miami Heat icon, 3-time NBA Champion, NBA scoring champion, and NBA Finals MVP, Dwyane Wade, hosted a fashion fundraiser, “A Night on the RunWade,” presented by Carnival Foundation, for his Wade’s World Foundation at Ice Palace Studios in Miami. As part of his ongoing commitment to giving back to the South Florida community, Wade hosted a cocktail reception featuring live entertainment, silent and live auctions, followed by a fashion show presented by Hublot with looks from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables.
Special guests included Miami Heat President and Hall of Fame inductee Pat Riley and Miami Heat players Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers, Chris “Birdman” Andersen, and James Ennis, and, of course, Wade’s lovely wife, Gabrielle Union. The sponsors, among others, included Carnival Foundation, Carnival Corporation, Hublot, Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, Haute Living, Brown-Forman, The Collection, Miami Heat Charitable Fund, The Tie Bar, and American Airlines. This special event featured cuisine from Estiatorio Milos, Blue Collar, BOCCE, Devine Delicacies, and MC Kitchen, among other of the most notable Miami eateries.
During the evening, The Tie Bar presented Wade’s World Foundation with a $50,000 donation. In addition, Wade’s World Foundation presented Village Keeper Awards to three recipients, all of whom seek to improve the lives of children. Each recipient received $10,000 for their organization. All net proceeds benefit the Wade’s World Foundation and local Miami community organizations.
Photo Credit: Bob Metelus