Haute Living Partners With After-School All-Stars For All-In For All-Stars Poker Tournament

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Sean Posner, Wayne Boich, Mark Groussman, Michael Simkins
Sean Posner, Wayne Boich, Mark Groussman, Michael Simkins

Photo Credit: Cristina Sullivan

Haute Living partnered with After School All-Stars (whose national branch was founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger), South Florida, for its fourth annual charity poker tournament, All-In for All-Stars, at the Nobu Hotel in Miami Beach. Benefiting lesser fortunate children in low-income South Florida neighborhoods, (and over 70,000 youth nationwide), the event garnered over $700,000 for charity, which was a record-breaking figure.
Shane Battier, Alonzo Mourning
Shane Battier, Alonzo Mourning

Photo Credit: Cristina Sullivan

Hosted by Wayne Boich, Mark Groussman, Sean Posner and Michael Simkins, the fun and exciting event attracted some of the most well known celebrities, philanthropists and athletes in town, including former NFL players Nat Moore, Dwight Stephenson and Brad Pyatt; former NBA players Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Alonzo Mourning and Eddie Jones; and former MLB player Charles “CJ” Johnson. Guests’ competitive spirits came out to play, all in the name of charity, with a luxury timepiece from Brickell City Center’s Westime shop as the main prize.
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To kick off the event, VIP guests enjoyed a cocktail reception where lychee martinis and passion fruit cocktails were passed around, as were signature Nobu hors d’oeuvres. To add to the festivities, acclaimed, new age artist Joe Everson sang the national anthem to a mesmerized crowd, while simultaneously completing a painting of the famed Rising of the Flag on Iwo Jima image, complete with the billowing American flag. 
Ray Allen, Shannon Walker Williams
Ray Allen, Shannon Walker Williams

Photo Credit: Cristina Sullivan

A silent auction also ensued as the games continued, with covet-worthy items from a bevy of sponsors, including FlexWheels, STITCHED, Ten Thousand by Crescent Heights and JetSmarter, who also set-up the luxurious, VIP All-Star lounge. In addition, an ASAS alumnus, Ti’Andre Bellinger, made a surprise appearance as he shared his touching story of his experience with the organization.
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After the fourth year of this annual event, All-In for All-Stars has raised upwards of a whopping $2.2 million, helping ASAS toward their goal of helping underserved youth thrive and excel in life.
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