La Fiesta EspaÃ±ola
Plus Selecta Magazine and Daniela Swaebe
La Fiesta EspaÃ±ola: Benefits Best Buddies International
Rafael Nadal to Serve as Honorary Chair
Friday, November 21, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
1050 Macarthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
305-374-2233 (Scott Tracy)
UBS and Best Buddies International will bring together the finest Spain has to offer in food, music and festivities for the Twelfth Annual Miami Gala: La Fiesta EspaÃ±ola on Watson Island. His Excellency Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo, Ambassador of Spain to the United States of America, and Rafael Nadal, the number one-ranked tennis player in the world, will serve as Honorary Chairs for the Gala, which features a formal dinner, live and silent auctions, and a concert by Earth, Wind and Fire.
â€œWe are extremely proud of our annual Miami Gala, which has become a tradition that brings together the most generous, enthusiastic, and energetic people in Miami to support social integration for people with intellectual disabilities,â€ says Anthony K. Shriver, founder and chairman of Best Buddies International. â€œBest Buddies is fortunate to have a thriving country program in Spain, and we are excited that this event gives us the opportunity to showcase the support of our European friends, including an extraordinary Buddy Pair from Best Buddies Spain, who will take the stage to describe what their friendship means to them.â€
The Gala never fails to bring together Miamiâ€™s most notable residents and celebrities from around the globe for a night of entertainment and fundraising. Celebrity guests expected to attend this year include: actors Matt Damon and Verne Troyer; actresses Linda Gray, Kelly Hu, and Vanessa Hudgens; Miss USA Crystle Stewart; Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza; Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis; and singer Macy Gray.
As always, there will be a number of spectacular items up for auction, including a â€œBrothers and Sistersâ€ script autographed by Rob Lowe, a Cartier watch, an Audi Sportscar Experience in Sonoma, California, and luxurious getaways to Spain and Tahiti.
And, in anticipation of Art Basel, select works from the Best Buddies Artist Collection, including pieces by Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, William Wegman, and Hunt Slonem, will be on display at the Gala. Guests will be able to purchase these magnificent works of art, with proceeds to benefit Best Buddies.
For tickets and information, call Scott Tracy at 305-374-2233, Ext. 217, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!