Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem at 800 Degrees

The excitement was palpable at 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen as members of the Aventura Marketing Council/Chamber of Commerce (AMC) awaited the arrival of Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem for the VIP Sports Committee Luncheon sponsored by Atlantic Broadband and Marquis Bank.

The Aventura restaurant was filled to capacity for the first AMC Sports Committee Luncheon that brought out a top-tier audience including Aventura Mayor Enid Weisman, Commissioners Dr. Linda Marks and Howard Weinberg, City Manager Ron Wasson and Police Chief Bryan Pegues. Other notable guests enjoying the amazing luncheon were Florida State Senator Jason Pizzo, Rep. Barbara Watson, Rep. Joe Geller, Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, North Miami Beach Mayor Anthony DeFillipo, Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Adams and a full room of other elected officials and business leaders including Cliff Schulman of Weiss Serota Helfman, former AMC Chairman for 13 years.

AMC Chairman Gary Pyott, Association 1st, opened the meeting by thanking luncheon sponsors, Atlantic Broadband and Marquis Bank as well as Young Star Aniye Strachan for her incredible singing that entertained the guests as they awaited the two champions. Pyott introduced AMC Sports Committee Chairman Ben Launerts, Region Vice President of Park One, who said, “I haven’t stopped smiling from ear to ear! As you know, 100% of the proceeds from today’s luncheon are being donated to the Wade Family Foundation and Udonis Haslem Children’s Foundation.” Read Full Post

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