May 24th, 2012
Monday night at STK Atlanta in Midtown, Atlanta Braves all-star second baseman Dan Uggla hosted his second annual Celebrity Waiter Night benefiting his Diamonds in the Rough Foundation. The sold-out fundraising event attracted 150 guests who enjoyed STK's signature cuisine served by Uggla and his teammates, fine wine and silent and live auctions.
Guests kicked off the evening with a cocktail hour in the lounge of STK where not only did they get to bid on silent auction items, but they also got to mix and mingle with Uggla and his teammates Freddie Freeman, Martin Prado, Mike Minor, Michael Bjorn, Eric Hinske, Jair Jurrjens, Kris Medlen, Tyler Pastornicky and former Braves player Charlie Leibrandt.
As guests filled the dining room, Uggla discussed his foundation, introduced the players, teased live auction items including dinner with himself and his friends at STK, signed jerseys, concert tickets and more....and then quickly put his teammates to work. With the help of STK's servers, the Braves traded in their bats, gloves and balls for aprons - bringing each table a four-course meal.
Dinner was followed by a live auction that raised more than $50,000 for Uggla’s Diamonds in the Rough Foundation, which strives to provide opportunities, support and resources to children and families in need.
The primary focus of the foundation is to improve the lives of low-income children and children with cancer by providing daily support and life changing experiences. For more information visit, please visit www.danuggla.org.
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