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Frank Ski’s 9th Annual Celebrity Wine Tasting and Live Auction: An Evening with Atlanta’s Finest

(Photo Credit: Keri Walton)

The guests of Frank Ski‘s 9th Annual Celebrity Wine Tasting and Live Auction were all glitz and glam and ready to give to a good cause this December. Guests included the who’s who of Atlanta including political leaders, business moguls, athletes, actors, and artists. Most notably, Stevie Wonder was in attendance to support the Frank Ski Kids Foundation.

The event was catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, in which all food and services were donated. The event also had and assortment of delicious desserts provided by local Atlanta businesses such as CamiCakes, Chef Shombe’s Catering, Cakes by Coco, and Orange Carousel. Making for a special and memorable evening, Stevie Wonder serenaded the crowd. The harmonica he soulfully played during his performance sold later that night for $11,000.  Between the excellent wine selection, good food, and incredible entertainment this year’s event will be hard to top!

(Photo Credit: Keri Walton)

All proceeds of the event went towards the Frank Ski Kids Foundation, which is a charity founded by Frank Ski dedicated to exposing kids to their future through science, technology, athletics, the arts, and travel abroad. Kids benefited by the foundation even made an appearance at the wine tasting and auction speaking to the audience about their experiences and amazing opportunities made possible through the foundation. These kids had recently traveled to the Galapagos Islands with scientists and explored the islands’ wonders. When speaking with Ski on his charity, his passion was evident as he explained the excitement of the Youth Bowl and the impact his charity has had on Atlanta’s youth .

The Frank Ski Kids Foundation is allowing Atlanta’s youth to have the opportunity to make their dreams tangible, to reach for the stars. If you are interested in learning more about the foundation, please click here. You may donate to the foundation’s cause here.  If you would like to volunteer with activities or events sponsored by the charity, please click here for contact information.

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“Everything related to the foundation is related to a part of my life…any of these kids could call me at any time, ask me anything, any problem they have, and they know they can have that conversation with me.” -Frank Ski

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