Dwyane Wade; NBA All-Star basketball champion, and guard for the Miami Heat. DJ Irie; internationally renowned DJ, and leader of all beats and music of different genres. Would you ever even fathom that these two masters of their profession would end up joining forces for the same cause? Well, if you wouldn’t, then you are proven wrong.
On March 24, in Fort Lauderdale, superstars Dwyane Wade and DJ Irie teamed up with Specialty Automotive Treatments to raise over $40,000 for Wade’s World Foundation at a special “The Boys & Their Toys” event.
The event was off to a fantastic start the moment the doors opened, as Wade, Irie, and Ralph Jorge (owner of Specialty Automotive Treatments) said a very warm and serene welcome to all of the supportive guests. The SAT showroom was full of notable NBA stars as well as other prestigious guests alike. As HEAT broadcaster Jason Jackson emceed the festivities, guests were invited to munch on the delicious food provided by the East Grill, and sip on the complimentary cocktails that were produced to perfection by the best bartenders of Miami.
But the highlight of the night would had to have been the fabulous auction that took place, offering dazzling prices that only the most wealthy could retrieve. Featured auction items included a “once-in-a-lifetime” Dwyane Wade Experience which included courtside seats to a HEAT game, dinner for two to Prime 112 in South Beach, and the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with Wade. This item was so popular, and so demanded, that Wade graciously offered up an additional package to accommodate two separate bidders.
Other auction items included a “Sip. Savor. Flirt. Play” Package from the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale; a “Peace Thru Music” diamond necklace and bracelet set from Levinson Jewelers, plus a magnificent dinner for four at SoLita Las Olas; The Collection’s Audi Model Driving Experience which included a trip to Sonoma, California; and a custom installed ESCORT 9500ci GPS enabled Radar Detector and Laser Shifter, plus a Custom Katzkin Leather interior from Specialty Automotive Treatments. Event sponsors also included East City Grill, Levinson Jewelers, The Collection, W Fort Lauderdale, Whiskey Blue, Steak 954, Bliss, CIROC Vodka and Aventura Worldwide Transportation.
Without a doubt, this event was one of the most talked about happenings this month in South Florida, and with the congenial cause that it is promoting for young children in need, it also happens to be one of the most humanitarian.