Haute Living Celebrates NFL Legend Jim Brown & His Charity Amer-I-Can With Celebrity Dinner, Live Auction & More With Rolls-Royce, Louis XIII & JetSmarter

Jim Brown

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Jim Brown may arguably be one of the biggest NFL legends to ever play in the sport. To celebrate his and his wife, Monique’s philanthropic efforts via their charity Amer-I-Can, Haute Living hosted the Browns and their closest family and friends at a beautiful cocktail party, sit-down dinner and live auction, together with partners Rolls-Royce, Louis XIII and JetSmarter at the Wimbish House in Atlanta during Super Bowl Week.

Monique & Jim Brown arriving to the Wimbish House in a Rolls-Royce Phantom

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Kamal Hotchandani, Jim Brown

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Notable attendees included Jim and Monique Brown; Reggie and Lilit Bush; Ed “Too Tall” Jones; Chris Tucker; Christopher Reid or “Kid” from Kid ‘N’ Play; and Ray Lewis.

Lilit Bush, Reggie Bush, Jim Brown, Monique Brown

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Ray Lewis, Chris Tucker

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Guests arrived at the Wimbish House to a stunning display of beautiful Rolls-Royce cars, including the new Cullinan, before enjoying cocktails and sips of Champagne during the silent auction, where several sports memorabilia items were displayed for bidding.

Heather Boesch, Sabine Brown, Deyvanshi Masrani, Kamal Hotchandani with the Rolls-Royce display

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Guests then made their way to the dining hall, where Haute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani welcomed the Browns and the guests with an Armand de Brignac celebratory Champagne toast, and called Monique Brown to the stage, who also addressed the crowd and explained a bit of the Ameri-I-Can background. Jim Brown and Chris Tucker then began an intimate conversation on stage—full of laughs, of course—where Tucker shared a little bit about his personal experience with Mr. Brown’s foundation and why he sees value in supporting it.

Chris Tucker & Jim Brown

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Reggie Bush and Christopher Reid

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Louis XIII Table Setup

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As the night continued, guests enjoyed a gorgeous three-course, wine-paired meal, after which, Louis XIII Brand Ambassador Francois Surcin took to the stage to toast to the legendary Jim Brown with the legendary Cognac. As the Baccarat glasses clinked in celebration, the live auction began, where several packages were generously donated to raise money for Amer-I-Can. These included a family membership package and a roundtrip flight courtesy of JetSmarter; a coffee table book and one-week Cullinan rental courtesy of Rolls-Royce; a hand-painted humidor and cigar package from Gurkha Cigars; tickets to meet-and-greet with John Legend in concert; courtside seats to a Boston Celtics basketball game; and a gorgeous custom painting by world-renowned artist Domingo Zapata.

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Francois Surcin

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Gurkha Cigars Auction Item

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Jim & Monique Brown with Louis XIII Cognac

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To wrap up the evening, Maroon 5 keyboardist and Grammy-Award-nominated musician PJ Morton took to the piano to play and sing some tunes. Guests enjoyed an exciting and eventful evening of eating, drinking, mingling, and of course, of giving.

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