Chris Bosh and Friends Raise Over Half a Million Dollars for At-Risk Youth During All-In for All-Stars

After-School All-Stars South Florida hosted its fifth annual charity poker tournament: All-In for All-Stars at the Lobster Bar Sea Grille in Miami Beach, with Haute Living as a proud media sponsor. The exclusive event, hosted by Wayne Boich, Mark Groussman, Sean Posner, and Michael Simkins along with two-time NBA champion and 11-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, raised over half a million dollars for at-risk youth throughout South Florida.

Erica Groussman, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Fisher, Sean Posner
Erica Groussman, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Fisher, Sean Posner

The event was emceed by Host of The Discovery Channel’s “Uncharted Waters” and 3-time world sailfish champion Peter Miller and was filled with live entertainment and dining for guests throughout the night. A live auction, a performance by the Miami Heat dancers, and live art by renowned money artist Arthur J. Williams Jr. were a few of the unforgettable entertainment experiences that unfolded throughout the duration of the night. Guests also enjoyed an evening full of hors d’oeuvres, dinner service, and access to an exclusive Padre Azul Tequila tasting room.

Katy Carrigan, Lily Lazaro, Dana Rhoden, Angela Birdman, April Donelson
Katy Carrigan, Lily Lazaro, Dana Rhoden, Angela Birdman, April Donelson

The winner of this year’s tournament was Loni Beth Harwood, who took home the grand prize consisting of five unique timepieces donated by 130-year-old Swiss luxury watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer. In second place and third place respectively were Matthew Papunen and Will McDonough.

Alonso Mourning
Alonzo Mourning

The funds raised during this year’s tournament will benefit over 2,000 low-income students who participate in the tuition-free after-school programs brought to them by After-School All-Stars South Florida. The organization’s mission to help students in underserved communities is part of the nation’s largest school-based initiative to help at-risk youth succeed in their education and beyond.

Adrienne & Chris Bosch
Adrienne & Chris Bosh

“We have thousands of kids and families in South Florida who are counting on us to raise the funds needed through this event to keep them safe every single day after school and help them succeed year-round. We are so fortunate to have such passionate and committed hosts and sponsors who make this possible,” said Natalia Sol, After-School All-Stars’ SVP of Strategic Partnerships.

Vitch Coles, Wayne M. Boich, Wayne Boich Sr.

Sponsors who contributed to this year’s sold-out event included Carl F. Bucherer, Lobster Bar Sea Grille, Padre Azul Tequila, Swarovski, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Miami HEAT, E11even, Haute Living, Tourneau, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, Truewoman, Arthur J. Williams Jr, Aroma 360, Kuro, Uncharted Waters with Peter Miller, Jetsmarter, Celebrity Cruises, The Betsy South Beach, MSC Cruises, Xennial Digital, Fox Sports Florida, DiModolo, BYREDO, Earth Science Tech, Dr. Jhonny Salomon, Dr. Rodriguez-Feliz, STITCHED men’s Custom Suits and Precision Skin Institute.

Mark & Erica Groussman
Mark & Erica Groussman

All photos by Betty Alvarez