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The Buddy System

| March 13, 2013 | Parties

THE PARTY One of the many, many philanthropic parties to take over the social calendar during party season, the Best Buddies Miami Gala at Marlins Park hit all the right notes its 16th time around with cocktails, networking and good wishes galore. THE CROWD Serving as the gala’s chairs were Anthony Shriver (who founded the organization), Andy Abboud, Romero Britto, Marc Leder, May Liang, Jim Lintott, Tom Murphy and Don Soffer. Looking good for the cause were actors James Caan, Christian Slater, Verne Troyer and Lauren Potter, as well as (count ’em) three Misses: Miss USA Olivia Culpo, Miss Teen USA Logan West and Miss Florida Michelle Aguirre. THE SCENE Think low-key. Guests opted to leave the black-tie at home and opted for cocktail attire instead. After dinner, guests were playful (and vocal) throughout the live auction, for which Shriver served as emcee. And when attendees hit the dance floor for the live performance by SkyBlu of LMFAO, being prim and proper was not in their minds. “Oh, people got down,” says an attendee. “No doubt about that.” Photography by Getty Images


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