Basketball Wives Do It For Charity

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Sunday night the lovely waterfront home of Lois Benson on Allison Island in Miami Beach played host to the new VH-I Reality Show, Basketball Wives.  The evening’s charity event was “Uniting Sports for Haiti” to benefit Project Medishare/University of Miami Global Institute. It was a night full of powerful women working together for a great cause. The three women behind the foundation, “Project Save the World” who organized the fundraiser included Jennifer Williams, Heather Williams, and Deanna Morales. The three local Miamians included Lois Benson, Brigitte Andrade, and Brigitte Britton. Lois donated her home while Brigitte Andrade pulled the Miami power players together and Brigitte Britton cooked up a storm of delicious hors d’ouvres and desserts that kept coming and coming. DJ Snezana kept the tunes going and several live performances wowed the guests. Dr. Barth Green, founder of Project Medishare gave a brief talk telling the audience about all of the trials and tribulations happening in Haiti. The eclectic crowd included former NBA star, Dennis Rodman, Mohammed Ali’s wife, Willard Sheppard, and a few basketball husbands, among others. Mother Nature cooperated for most of the evening so the guests could meander outside to enjoy the gorgeous grounds overlooking Biscayne Bay. The pretty-in-pink tables were accented with lovely orchids including one lone table on the dock with the best view of all. Even the restroom had a Balinese bath full of rose petals, which was a nice touch. The event donated nine dialysis machines compliments of Michael Paul Dreiling of Dreiling Medical Management to Haiti along with the proceeds from the silent auction and door.

Mother Nature cooperated for most of the evening so the guests could meander outside to enjoy the gorgeous grounds overlooking Biscayne Bay. The pretty-in-pink tables were accented with lovely orchids including one lone table on the dock with the best view of all. Even the restroom had a Balinese bath full of rose petals, which was a nice touch.

The event donated nine dialysis machines to Haiti along with the proceeds from the silent auction and door.

To see more images from the evening, check out the Haute Living events page.

Hope Gainer, president of Hope International is a global imagemaker, marketer and branding expert with 30 years of lifestyle experience with a focus today on the luxury market.  She produces unique, upscale events around the world.  Gainer is a founding member of the Florida Luxury Council and a contributor to several luxury magazines including Elite Traveler and Haute Living. She also represents spectacular ‘trophy’ real estate properties.

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