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Recap: 10th Annual Frank Ski Foundation Celebrity Wine Tasting And Live Auction

Tanya Ski and Frank Ski (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Tanya Ski and Frank Ski (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Benefiting the Frank Ski Kids Foundation, the 10th Annual Frank Ski Celebrity Wine Tasting and Live Auction was an incredible evening full of good food, good wine, and good people.  The event honored those dedicated to helping shape the next generation. Presented by radio personality, philanthropist and restauranteur Frank Ski with wife Tanya and accompanied by music mogul Kevin and Erika Liles, this year’s festivities took place at Frank Ski’s Restaurant and Lounge in Buckhead. Hosted by UpFront Records founder Devyne Stephens, special guests also included Mayor Kasim Reed, hip-hop artist Young Jeezy, Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Cynthia Bailey and many more.

Cynthia Bailey (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Cynthia Bailey (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

The live auction boasted premium items, including VIP wine tours in Napa Valley, CA, original pieces of artwork, behind-the-scenes experiences at famous Atlanta attractions such as Zoo Atlanta and more. All proceeds from the auction and wine tasting went to further support the Frank Ski Kids Foundation.

The Frank Ski Kids Foundation embraces youth and their value by showing examples and providing hands-on opportunities to promote optimal growth, self-expression, ingenuity, achievement and learning vital to their ambitions. Through the efforts of the foundation and the help of charitable contributors, observable differences in communities have been made. The Frank Ski Kids Foundation is an opportunity to provide children with the necessary education and hands-on experiences vital to furthering their ambitions. The foundation is responsible for hosting Ski’s annual Youth Bowl football game and awarding scholarship money to university bound students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Young Jeezy, Monica Tookes Webb, and Mayor Kasim Reed (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Young Jeezy, Monica Tookes Webb, and Mayor Kasim Reed (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Tayroc and Steven Taylor (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Tayroc and Steven Taylor (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Tanya Ski, Frank Ski, Tom Justice, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Youth Bowl MVP Jaylin McCollough (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Tanya Ski, Frank Ski, Tom Justice, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Youth Bowl MVP Jaylin McCollough (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Sabrina McKenzie and Victoria Blu (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Sabrina McKenzie and Victoria Blu (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Mike and Kristen Faunce (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Mike and Kristen Faunce (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Mayor Kasim Reed, Sabree Harris, Anika Carter, Brandon Fountain (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Mayor Kasim Reed, Sabree Harris, Anika Carter, Brandon Fountain (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Mayor Kasim Reed and Tom Justice (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Mayor Kasim Reed and Tom Justice (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Frank Ski, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Kevin Liles (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Frank Ski, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Kevin Liles (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Erika and Kevin Liles (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Erika and Kevin Liles (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Erica Benoit, Stephanie McCaster, and Nicole Pressley-McLaughlin (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Erica Benoit, Stephanie McCaster, and Nicole Pressley-McLaughlin (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Devyne Stephens, Young Jeezy, Jim Watkins, Kevin Liles, Frank Ski, and Ryan Glover (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Devyne Stephens, Young Jeezy, Jim Watkins, Kevin Liles, Frank Ski, and Ryan Glover (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Chaka Zulu, Young Jeezy, and Devyne Stevens (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

From left to right: Chaka Zulu, Young Jeezy, and Devyne Stevens (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Anthony David and Algebra Blessett (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

Anthony David and Algebra Blessett (Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography)

 

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