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Florida Marlins Diamond Ball

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Allison Brady of SocialMiami spotted Shareef Malnik chatting with Dr. Jeffrey D. Kamlet, at the Marlins’ Diamond Ball where the two were celebrating their joint birthdays.

Miami, FL – The Marlins Inaugural Diamond Ball presented by Rosenberg Diamonds & Co. to benefit the Marlins Community Foundation was held on Friday, February 18th at the InterContinental Miami Hotel and featured the All-Star Team Awards. The Honorees included All-Star in the Arts Toby Lerner Ansin – Miami City Ballet; All-Star Soldier Sergeant David Aguirre, Jr., United States Marine Corps; All-Star in the Community Nora Bulnes – Selecta Magazine; All-Star in Philanthropy Nick Buoniconti – The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis; All-Star in Education Benjamin León, Jr. – Leon Medical Centers; All-Star in Philanthropy Nicole Lozano – Miami Science Museum; All-Star in Philanthropy Shareef Malnik – Make-A-Wish Foundation; All-Star CEO Jose R. Mas – Mastec; and All-Star in Sports Nat Moore – The Nat Moore Foundation.

Event co-chairs were Cindi & David Samson and Jamie & David Rosenberg. This signature fund raiser was attended by 450 plus of Miami’s community business leaders, philanthropists, Marlins players and front office staff. Guests enjoyed cocktails, Silent Auction, Dinner, dancing and Live Auction. The live auction piece donated by Rosenberg Diamonds was an exquisite 18k white gold necklace with 13 carats of beautiful and brilliant diamonds valued at $39,000. All proceeds from this event benefited the Marlins Community Foundation…building a brighter future through Education, the Arts and Baseball.

Honorees were inducted into the Inaugural All-Star Team and received their own personalized Marlins jersey, a personalized bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, a gift certificate from The Collection for a weekend loaner and 1,000 Marlins tickets for the 2011 Home Season for each honorees’ organization.

Guests included Julie and Jeffrey Loria, team owner; Cindi and David Samson, team president; Cindy and Jeff Conine; Vanessa and Andre Dawson, Hall of Famer; Tony Perez, Hall of Famer; Mike Hill; Katie and Larry Beinfest; HIH Princess Thi-Nga of Vietnam, former City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, Commissioner Frank Carollo, Jackie Nespral, John and Lucy Yanopoulos, Marc Buoniconti, Dick Anderson, Jorge Plasencia, Yolanda and Jeffrey Berkowitz, Nelson and Olga Lazo, Allison and Chip Brady, Palm Beach socialite Hayden Hosford and couture designer Ozcar G.

Marlins players were all present including All-Heart Award winner John Baker, shortstop Hanley Ramirez, pitcher Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, John Buck, Clay Hensley, Chris Coghlan, Wes Helms, Gaby Sanchez and Manager Edwin Rodriguez.

Sponsors who made this evening possible include Rosenberg Diamonds & Co., Johnnie Walker – Diageo, Doctor’s Hospital, The Collection, Berkowitz Development Group, DYL Group, Holland and Knight, Grant Thornton, Zayas Men’s Shop and Tuxedos, Fox Sports Florida, TD Bank, Hunt/Moss, Coca Cola, Southern Wine and Spirits, Eva Petersen Design, Media Stage, Xclusive Concepts, InterContinental Miami, Junior’s Entertainment Group, Selecta Magazine, Socialmiami.com, Corona, NuPress, Gort Productions, and Café Bustelo

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March 8th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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