11th Annual IRIE Weekend Recap
Photography by Omar Vega and Thaddeaus McAdams
The annual IRIE Weekend took place from June 18th-20th and included a multitude of events and sponsors with one goal in common: to raise funds and awareness for great causes. One of them being the IRIE Foundation which provides at-risk youth with various programs to help them lead positive lives.
IRIE Weekend kicked-off with the #Inspire Kids Golf Clinic at the Miami Beach Golf Club with Austin Mahone as the special guest. Benefitting IRIE Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, The Motivational Edge and South Florida After School All Stars, the children supported by these extraordinary causes were also in attendance. The night concluded with a dinner honoring DJ IRIE by Merrill Lynch, and later with the Hublot VIP concert in which included performances by Natalie La Rose and Wyclef Jean.
The JEEP 11th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament took place on Friday with Target On The Green Tent. The long list of celebrity golfers included Anthony Mackie, Omar Benson Miller, Alonzo Mourning, and Reggie Bush. The day ended with Stoli Elit at LIV Nightclub, with a performance by Jermaine Dupri to cap the night off.
On Saturday, a special appearance was made by Pitbull at the IRIE Weekend BBQ Beach Bash, presented by Mountain Dew. The event consisted of delicious treats made by Chef G. Garvin and cocktails by Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey. The wonderful weekend came to a close with DJ IRIE’s birthday hosted by Timbaland and presented by Beck’s with music by Lil Jon.
With all the fantastic events and celebrity appearances, it’s still safe to say the best part about IRIE Weekend was raising over $50,000 in proceeds.
For more information on the IRIE Foundation, please visit www.IrieFoundation.org