Heidi + Shane Battier Host Cabernet with Battier at Byblos Miami
Raising over $300,000 Benefitting the Battier Take Charge Foundation
Heidi and Shane Battier hosted the highly successful “Cabernet with Battier” charity event at Byblos Miami on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024. The night was a spectacular blend of sophistication and compassion, bringing together prominent figures from South Florida. The fundraising gala generated an impressive $300,000 for the Battier Take Charge Foundation, dedicated to supporting education for underprivileged youth.
Sip and Savor: A Culinary Journey through Napa’s Finest Vineyards
The night began with a fancy wine-tasting event, featuring top-notch wines from famous Napa Valley vineyards like Verite, William Cole, Arrieta, Stark, and Fairchild. Guests got to enjoy and explore the unique flavors of these excellent wines, making the evening even more special and elegant. It was a chance for everyone to savor the different tastes and styles of these remarkable wines, adding a touch of sophistication to the event. This set the stage for a night filled with grace and refinement, making the occasion truly unforgettable.
A lively live auction unfolded, creating an atmosphere of excitement and philanthropy. Attendees eagerly bid on exclusive items, including a bottle of Don Julio 1942, a Shane Battier collectible doll, a private golfing trip to Ohoopee Match Club, and more. The auction added a thrilling dimension to the event, showcasing the community’s commitment to supporting meaningful causes.
Expressing their gratitude, Shane Battier shared, “Cabernet with Battier is about bringing together incredible people, delectable food, unique auction items, and outstanding wines—all for a cause dear to our hearts.”
Impactful Giving: How Cabernet with Battier Transforms Lives
The success of events like Cabernet with Battier has empowered the foundation to award over $2.85 million in college scholarships since 2008. With robust plans for growth, an additional $800,000 in scholarships is expected to be granted by the end of 2024, benefiting deserving students in Miami and beyond. The impact of this giving extends beyond financial support, providing young individuals with tools to build the lives they dream of.
The celebration continued with an entertaining karaoke-themed after-party in Byblos’ private lounge. Attendees, including Shane and Heidi Battier, showcased their talents, creating an atmosphere of joy and camaraderie. The night extended into the early hours, filled with laughter, music, and memorable performances.
Generous Sponsors: The Pillars Behind Cabernet with Battier’s Success
Cabernet with Battier was made possible through the generous sponsorship of KPMG, Miami Heat Charitable Fund, City National Bank of Florida, Hard Rock Seminole Casino, Kid Sanctuary Campus, John A James Foundation, and Bermont Gold. These organizations played a pivotal role in ensuring the event’s success and furthering the foundation’s mission of supporting education and empowering young minds.
Heidi and Shane Battier expressed immense gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s event, making it a night to remember. Their commitment to providing educational opportunities for promising young individuals remains steadfast, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.