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Founded in 1992 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars South Florida is part of the leading national provider of year-round, school-based, tuition-free comprehensive after-school programs. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Every school day, students in low-income communities have access to free programs that offer academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health and fitness activities. Over 91,000 children from 19 U.S. regions benefit Atlanta, Bay Area, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, North Texas, Orlando, Philadelphia, Puget Sound, San Antonio, South Florida, Tampa, Toledo, and Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.