Voted “Best DJ” 2013 by The SunPost and THE only DJ in the world to own three NBA Championship rings, Miami’s own DJ IRIE- hosted his 9th Annual three-day action – packed charity weekend from June 27 – June 29. The 2013 IRIE Weekend kicked Thursday, June 27 night with an exclusive Hublot VIP welcome reception at Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel, where Miami Heat players Norris Cole, Udonis Haslem and Juwan Howard kept the victory party going with bottles of champagne. Seen dancing and chatting with fans, the NBA champions showed no sign of stopping the celebrations after their NBA finals win the week prior. Also in the crowd: NFL star Jeremy Shockey, who was overheard congratulating the two-time champions. Other celebrities in attendance included: Lionel Richie, Christina Milian, Alonzo Mourning, Mark Strickland, Chris Kirkpatrick from NSYNC and several professional football players.
The following day, Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Chris Bosh spent the day at the Miami Beach Golf Club for the celebrity golf tournament, enjoying the decked-out, air-conditioned Target VIP tent while Irie Weekend regulars Chris Kirkpatrick and Alonzo Mourning took to playing in the tournament featuring Cadillacs on the green, Skam Artist DJs spinning tunes, swag from SOL Republic, New Era, Lions & Kittens and Just Live, refreshments by Fiji Water, Red Bull, Herradura Tequila & Jack Daniels and good eats by Brother Jimmy’s, Red Steakhouse, Hooters, Miami Subs and Hooters. To end the day’s festivities, Jermaine Dupri DJ’d while Sky Blue and a surprise guest Flo Rida performed at Irie Weekend’s welcome concert at LIV nightclub.
The fun continued on Saturday night as IRIE Weekend & Verizon took over Lucky Strike for the 2nd annual bowling tournament. Guests including Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole, Heat Owners Mickey and Madeleine Arison, Audrina Patridge and Chuy Bravo enjoyed the afternoon bowling with the South Florida After school All-Stars transported courtesy of Aventura Worldwide Transportation. Selita Ebanks closed out the weekend hosting the closing party at Mokai nightclub. Proceeds raised throughout the weekend benefit the IRIE FOUNDATION
Photo Credit: WorldRedEye. HUBLOT VIP Photos: WorldRedEye & Issac aldizon/IrieFoundation. LIV Photos: Danny Vega/IRIE Music.