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August 07, 2007 - Michael Irvin Hall of Fame Celebration benefits Playmaker Charities & Foundation

What: Michael Irvin celebrates induction into the NFL Football Hall of Fame with family and friends at Chima Steakhouse

Where: Chima Steak house

When: August 7, 2007

Time: 7:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $150.00 pp

Beneficiary: Michael Irvin Playmaker Charities & Foundation

Host(s): Michael Irvin

Executive Director: Soulan Johnson

Sponsors: TITLE SPONSORS: University of Miami Alumni Association, UAthletics, TMI Group - PRESENTING SPONSORS: JM LEXUS, Tri-Starr Mortgage and Finance Services, The Law Offices of Beverly Linton-Davis, PA; - TOUCHDOWN SPONSORS: American Residential Realty Group, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Michael P. Styles, Attorney at Law; CITI - CELEBRATION PARTNERS: Chima Steakhouse, Levinson Jewelers, City & Shore, Sports Talk 790 AM - The Ticket

Board of Directors: Michael Irvin, Frank Marley, Elliot Lowenstein and Dennis Carpenter

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-South Florida with photo contribution from Ralph Notaro

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Brune Biasi Silva & Elcio Zanatta - Chima Steakhouse
Brune Biasi Silva & Elcio Zanatta - Chima Steakhouse




Fundraiser attracted Sports Celebrities including Lawrence Taylor, Larry Little and Dwight Stevenson
FORT LAUDERALE, FL (August 8, 2007) – Chima Steakhouse, (pronounced “She-ma”), an elegant steakhouse offering a most unique and elegant fine dining experience, hosted Michael Irvin’s Hall of Fame Celebration on Tuesday, August 7th which raised more than $50,000 for the PlayMaker Charities and Foundation, Inc.
            More than 275 guests dined on authentic Brazilian Barbeque, enjoyed signature cocktails and had the opportunity to participate in a live and silent auction. The big auction item of the night was a stunning Giantto men’s timepiece courtesy of Levinson Jewelers in Plantation. The exquisite piece was sold to Frank Telerico for $6,500. Telerico also bid $3,250 to win a dinner for four at Chima Steakhouse with special dining guest Michael Irvin. Additional auction items included an autographed University of Miami football jersey and a Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2007 football. The live and silent auction helped raise more than $16,800 for PlayMaker Charities and Foundation, Inc.
            Special guests of the evening included fellow Hall of Famers Larry Little, Dwight Stephenson, Lawrence Taylor and other pro-athletes Grantis Bell, Charles “Gator” Bennett, Cornelius Bennett, Bimbo Coles, Jeff Cross, Reggie Givens, Mark Higgs and Dwayne White. Other VIP guests included Broward County Mayor Josephus Eggelletion, Jr. and State Representative Perry Thurston.
            Headquartered at their 20,000 sq. ft. flagship location in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Las Olas Boulevard, Chima has received rave reviews for its fine dining, sophisticated yet warm atmosphere and excellent service. Chima also has a location in Vienna, VA and will open restaurants in Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA and Charlotte, NC. For more information visit:
            Because of its sterling reputation and elite status in the industry, the world’s most prestigious lines and designers seek space in Levinson’s exquisite store, including: Bvlgari, Franck Muller, Piaget, Panerai, Barry Kronen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Penny Preville, Gerald Genta and many others. Levinson’s staff is well educated and knowledgeable, and includes GIA certified jewelers. Owners Mark and Robin Levinson travel the world seeking the most precious jewels and unique items to provide to their discerning clientele. Levinson Jewelers is located at 8138 West Broward Boulevard in Plantation, Florida. For more information, please call (954) 473-9700 or visit
            PlayMaker Charities and Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance and support to underprivileged children and programs that are designed to enhance their quality of life.
                                                           Media Contact: Jennifer Beard
Zuker Public  Relations                                                                                             Ph: 954.527.3334 Ext 300
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