To help raise money for students seeking college scholarships, Cabernet with Battier will return to Byblos Miami on Saturday, Feb. 4. The event, featuring wine tastings along with dinner and entertainment, was held in 2020 and 2022. It has raised over $400,000 for The Battier Take Charge Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by the Battier Family to fund college scholarships and educational opportunities for underprivileged youth in Miami and the U.S.
The event will feature a full wine tasting with eight highly acclaimed Napa Valley vineyards: Arietta, CAMi, Pavi, Peju, Rapport, Sidelight, Stark and Paul Hobbs. A decadent dinner will follow the tasting for 100 guests featuring Byblos Miami’s signature dishes with expertly paired wine selections. Following dinner, the night continues in the Byblos’ private lounge for a karaoke session featuring a live 5-piece band complete with backup singers allowing participants to sing like a rockstar on the stage. The evening will conclude with an over-the-top number from Shane Battier himself.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Cabernet with Battier back for a third year to marry great people, delicious food, and incredible wines for a cause that means so much to us,” Shane Battier says, a former NBA player for the Miami Heat. “Our first two events raised over $400,000, and we are hoping to make this year’s event the most successful yet – as well as the most fun! Through Battier Take Charge, Heidi and I are committed to providing dynamic educational resources for incredibly deserving young scholars right here in our own backyard. Our programs provide them with the tools they need to build the lives they dream of.”
Past attendees of The Battier Take Charge Foundation’s events include Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Pat Riley, James Jones, Jimmy Buffet, Norris Cole, Udonis Haslem, Jon Secada, Pierre Garcon, Larry Johnson, Gabrielle Union, Jay Williams, Micky Arison and Ken Jeong.
Limited individual tickets are available at $1,000, and tables range in price from $10,000 to $20,000. Attendees must be 21 or older. Those who can’t attend the event can still impact the lives of young students by donating here to the Battier Take Charge Foundation.