Loews Miami Beach Hotel announces Third Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament
Singer Miguel is 28. Actress Jessica Stroup (90210) is 27. Oct. 24: Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 77. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 74. Actor Kevin Kline is 66. Actor B.D. Wong is 53. Drummer Ben Gillies of Silverchair is 34. Singer Monica is 33.
Additionally, the tournament benefits The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, a Miami-Dade County School Board program created to enhance student achievement and community engagement. The tournament has received celebrity and influencer endorsements from the likes of Alonzo Mourning, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jay Harris, Jason Taylor, Bucky Dent and Mark Duper and many more throughout the years. “Our annual celebrity golf tournament raises significant amounts of dollars that go directly to many desperately needed educational programs in our county through Donorschoose.org and The Foundation for New Education Initiatives,” said Alex Tonarelli, Managing Director, Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Public school teachers spent $1.6 billion of their own money on classroom supplies and gear in the 2012-2013 school year, according to a report released in June 2013 by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), a trade association for educational product companies. “We hope to exceed our contributions this year, which funds as many Miami Dade County educational projects as possible, and relieves the burden from our educators who spend thousands out of pocket on school supplies and instructional materials,” added Tonarelli. In 2010, Loews Hotels celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Good Neighbor program by partnering with DonorsChoose.org in an effort to improve public education. Over the three years, Loews’ team members have raised funds by organizing car washes, bake sales, golf tournaments and making individual donations to support education in their local communities. The culmination of year round fundraising for Loews Miami Beach is the group-based 18-hole, scramble format tournament, held at the Miami Beach Golf Club. Since 2010, the tournament has raised nearly $150,000 in resources for classrooms and students across Miami Dade County. “We are thrilled to participate, for the second year, in the Loews Miami Beach Celebrity Golf Tournament,” said Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the Chair for The Foundation for New Education Initiatives. “It is through philanthropic donors, like the Loews Miami Beach Hotel that we are able to give back to the local schools in our area and fund innovations beyond the basics that will keep our schools, our graduates, and our community competitive in the decades ahead.” In this year’s golf tournament, celebrity Chef Josh Capon from NYC’s beloved Lure Fishbar, and three time NYC Burger Bash winner, whose celebrity frequented restaurant in SOHO opens in South Beach this fall, will serve a gourmet seafood feast for lunch alongside the resorts’ Executive Chef Frederic Delaire. Each foursome will feature a celebrity player, with special giveaways and a top-notch silent auction with a multitude of sought-after luxury items.
Superstar Celebrity Events Shine Global Spotlight on Cotai Strip Resorts Macao
These and other star-studded events have been achieving great success for Cotai Strip Resorts Macao’s parent company, Sands China Ltd., in implementing its multi-tiered entertainment strategy, bringing a wide variety of superstar entertainment to the city, hosting the biggest names in film, television, music and sport at its Cotai Arena and Venetian Theatre. The benefits to Macao have been numerous and profound. Visitors continue to flock in droves, resulting in sold-out shows and full house audiences. The events themselves are often broadcast to reach an even wider audience: in China, throughout Asia, the United States, and online. In addition, increased press coverage by both traditional and online media outlets means more people around the world are being introducing to Macao, which has positioned itself as a world centre of tourism and leisure. The result is that global awareness of Macao and the Cotai Strip Resorts Macao brand are being raised to a new level. Iconic properties like The Venetian Macao are increasingly becoming the choice of film and television producers, providing an attractive venue for on-location shoots while offering the benefits and conveniences of an integrated resort setup. Recent examples include Zhang Ziyi’s latest romantic comedy, “My Lucky Star,” which features the Italian-themed resort prominently in its storyline, and the Star Plus telefilm series “Teri Meri Love Stories.” Sands China Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer Edward Tracy is confident about the direction the company is taking: “Sands China is very clear and extremely focused on its entertainment strategy — we want Macao to be the region’s number one place to be for first-rate superstar entertainment. What we are witnessing in Macao is a transformation of the tourism industry; the integrated resort model is a key factor in that shift, with a diversity of entertainment choices an instrumental part of the mix.” The big upcoming event on everyone’s mind at the moment is the return to the ring of boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. His Nov.