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17th Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala Raises $3 Million for Best Buddies International


MIAMI, November 24, 2013 – Nine-hundred people attended the  17th Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala, Honoring Carlos Slim Helú at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Friday, November 22. The star-studded event raised $3 million in total donations for Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

The evening’s festivities included a fabulous cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, unique live and silent auctions, and a live performance by special musical guest Sean Paul.


Carlos Slim Helú, Romero Britto, and Anthony K. Shriver
Photo Credit: John David Arroyo, Best Buddies International

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Mario Chalmers Scores Big at Key Biscayne Community School

February 27, 2012 — Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat brought joy and excitement to a second grade class at Key Biscayne Community School. Student Beno Garcia-Murciano was the lucky recipient of the 2011 Miami Gala auction item Take Mario Chalmers to School, which was purchased by longtime Best Buddies supporter Phillip Levine. Beno had the pleasure of shaking hands with Chalmers, asking him one-on-one questions, and receiving a basketball signed by the basketball star himself.

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