Circle Of Champions
Olympian Gary Hall, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth hosted a fun, casual brunch at South Beach’s world famous Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant. During the cocktail reception, 250 attendees sipped mimosas and perused the silent auction while The Jean Caze Trio played elegant music. Beautiful models, courtesy of modeling agent Michele Pommier, strutted through the crowd donning fashions by Emilio Pucci.
Hall inducted Andrew Holtz, 11, into the Circle of Champions for excelling as an athlete with diabetes. The Olympus Award was then presented to Michele Pommier for going the extra mile to contribute to the community.
The Halls extended special thanks to the committee which included: Marlene and Stuart Blumberg, Samantha and Joshua Bratter, Bebe Hall, Mary and Gary Hall, Sr., Jill and Robert Hertzberg, Andria and Javier Holtz, Cathleen and Emilio Lamar, Bianca Oakes, Adrienne and Steve Pardo, Michele Pommier, Carmen Casadella and Zasha Robles, Steve Sawitz, Brian Johnson, Barbara Swan, and Jeannie and Gus Vidaurreta.
The afternoon closed with recognition of Gold Medal Sponsors: BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), the Cueto-Taggert Family, Amy Greenwald, Andria and Javier Holtz, Cathleen and Emilio Lamar, Amarilis and Claudio Osorio, Michele Pommier, and Jeannie and Gus Vidaurreta.
Proceeds benefited the newly established Gary Hall Jr. Foundation for Diabetes. The focus of the organization is two-fold: to provide testing equipment for underprivileged families affected by diabetes, and to find a cure by supporting organizations such as the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, of which Hall is a regional board member.