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DENVER – More than $150,000 was raised for Von’s Vision, a foundation with a mission to provide low-income Denver children with the eye care and corrective eyewear needed to be their best in the classroom and in life, at the second annual “Celebrity Steak Out” on Monday, October 13, 2014. Hosted at Ocean Prime, “Celebrity Steak Out” featured Von Miller and several of his Broncos teammates trading in their uniforms for aprons to serve 187 guests in attendance a three-course meal.
The star-studded evening featured silent and live auctions, and guests were able to chat and take photos with Peyton Manning, Julius Thomas, Wes Welker, Lamin Barrow, Demaryius Thomas, DeMarcus Ware, Omar Bolden, David Bruton, Andre Caldwell, Tony Carter, Ben Garland, Malik Jackson, Steven Johnson, Terrance Knighton, Lerentee McCray, Brandon McManus, Will Montgomery, Rahim Moore, Corey Nelson, Brock Osweiler, Aqib Talib, Jacob Tamme, , Danny Trevathan, Mitch Unrein, Kayvon Webster, Kenny Anunike and, of course, Von Miller.
This elegant, exciting evening began at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception presented by Mr. and Mrs. Matt Flanagan. Guests moved upstairs for a three-course dinner with wine pairings, as well as a live auction. KKFN-FM 104.3 The Fan’s Nate Lundy served as emcee for the evening.
Event sponsors included Schomp Automotive, Essilor USA, I-Orthodontics, The Optical Centre, Inc., Pepsi Beverages Co., SM Energy Company, Lincoln Financial Media, Amato of Denver, Bryan Cave LLP, Cactus, GTRI, Athletes First, Citywide Banks, Hyatt Regency Denver, Joby Branion, Lesli Bishop, OfficeScapes, Visit Denver and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
With proceeds from Monday’s event, including a $50,000 donation from Miller himself, Von’s Vision exceeded its goal to raise the funds to get 5,000 area children in glasses.
About Von’s Vision:
Broncos All-Pro Linebacker Von Miller founded Von’s Vision in 2013 with the mission to better the vision of Denver-area youth by providing them needed eye examinations and eyewear to succeed in the classroom and in life. For more information visit www.vonmiller.org.
About Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime is a modern American supper club that serves prime fish, prime steaks, award-winning wines and handcrafted cocktails in a captivating atmosphere with timeless elegance and genuine hospitality. Guests enjoy live music in the Blu Lounge piano bar along with al fresco dining on the outdoor terrace. Inspired by Mitchell’s Ocean Club, which Cameron Mitchell Restaurants opened in 2006 in Columbus, Ohio, Ocean Prime first opened in 2008 in Troy, Mich. The restaurant has since expanded to 10 locations nationwide in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver,
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Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Orlando and Tampa, Fla. Future locations are planned to open in Beverly Hills, Calif., in October 2014 and New York City in spring 2015. For more information, please visit www.ocean-prime.com.
About Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Founded by Cameron Mitchell in 1993 in Columbus, Ohio, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC now operates 20 restaurants under ten different concepts including Cameron's American Bistro, Cap City Fine Diner & Bar, Hudson 29 Kitchen + Drink, M, Marcella’s, Martini Modern Italian, Mitchell’s Ocean Club (Ocean Prime), Molly Woo's Asian Bistro, The Pearl and Cameron Mitchell Premier Events in Columbus. Cameron Mitchell Premier Events also oversees two venues in Columbus, The Darby House and The Ivory Room at Miranova. The Ocean Prime concept has ten locations in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. An eleventh location in Beverly Hills, Calif., will open in October 2014. Another new CMR concept, The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek, will open in Columbus, OH in September 2014. The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, a sister company of CMR, currently operates 16 locations in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Florida. Cameron Mitchell and the various concepts have received numerous culinary, leadership, entrepreneur, community service and readers’ choice awards. For more information on Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, please visit www.cameronmitchell.com.
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