On Saturday, March 14, 2015, the ‘Black Tie on Ocean Drive’ charity evening of the US Basketball Heat was held at the Betsy-South Beach. Hosted by Hublot, a famous Swiss watchmaking brand, raised a total of US $ 1,100,000, all of which are attributed to the Miami Heat Charity Foundation.
Team owner Micky Arison and wife Madeleine, president Pat Riley and wife Chris, head coach Erik Spoelstra and the 2014-15 season The Heat players attended the party, and the seven-time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton brought a live performance to the guests.
The evening cocktail party was held on Ocean Drive, and traffic was temporarily closed during the event. This is also the first time the event has been held in a semi-public place, and the Heat fans are waiting for the idol at the entrance of the red carpet at the Betsy Hotel.
The Miami Heat TV host and sideline reporter Jason Jackson hosted the on-site auction. Items included a Hublot Classic Fusion Series Wade Special Edition watch and the 2016 All-Star Basketball All-Star VIP Tour. The Heat President Pat Riley was enthusiastically called by the team’s home team to donate 5,000 US dollars, which attracted guests at the scene to follow suit. This alone accounted for 75,000. Subsequently, Hublot auctioned another three classic Wed Special Edition watches engraved with ‘HEAT Lifer’, which raised another $ 90,000.
The ‘Black Tie’ (black tie theme) event that night was inspired by the team’s black tie gentleman-style promotional video released at the beginning of the season. The black tie subtly blends the concept of basketball with the elegance and style of South Beach. Welcomed by Captain Wade and Udonis Haslem, R & B female singer Toni Brighton made a brilliant debut, offering ‘You’re Making Me High’ to the guests on the scene, She also sang ‘Un-Break My Heart’, ‘You Mean the World To Me’, ‘Breathe Again’ and Grammy’s award-winning album work ‘Where Did We Go Wrong’.
Finally, Wade’s girlfriend Gabrielle Union and Mario Chalmers girlfriend Paije Speights and Tony Brighton presented a song ‘Another Sad Love Song’ to the guests. .