EmEril lagassE Foun­da­tion raisEs morE than $800,000 at sEc­ond linE, VinE & dinE Fish­ing tour­na­mEnt

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The Emeril Lagasse Foun­da­tion raised more than $800,000 dur­ing its sec­ond Line, Vine & Dine fish­ing tour­na­ment, held Fe­bru­ary 8-10 in Fort Laud­erdale. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fited the Emeril Lagasse Foun­da­tion in sup­port of the Arc Broward culi­nary in­sti­tute and the Dan Marino Foun­da­tion, both of which aim to im­prove the lives of peo­ple with de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties and other chal­lenges. HMY Yachts and Vik­ing Yachts spon­sored the sport­ing and culi­nary event, in which 16 teams caught 44 sail­fish. At the fi­nal evening’s Seafood Cook-off, Emeril Lagasse and guest chefs Sean Brasel, Clay Con­ley, An­gelo Elia, Cindy Hut­son, Greg McGowan, Habteab Hamde, Chad John­son and Jose Mendin pre­pared seafood dishes paired with wine from Napa and Sonoma coun­ties in Cal­i­for­nia. Tour­na­ment awards, a silent and live auc­tion, as well as a per­for­mance by Don­avon Franken­re­iter high­lighted the evening.

Fish­ing teams head out of Port Ever­glades at first light. Stu­art Bryan, Noah McMa­hon. Emeril and Alden Lagasse; Wing Lam, Dan Kosta, Mark McWilliams, Suzanne Pride-Bryan, Brian Kish, Chef Greg McGowan’s corv­ina crudo dish at the Vine & Dine seafood cook-off; Fish­ing team

Chef David Slater and an Arc Broward culi­nary stu­dent pre­pare dishes for the Seafood Cook- off; Per­form­ing artist Dono­van Franken­re­iter, with spe­cial guest Emeril Lagasse sit­ting in on per­cus­sion; Dim­itri and Iske Kjos, Don­avon Franken­re­iter, Tawny and An­drew Mat­laf; The wa­hoo were run­ning strong on the open­ing day of the fish­ing tour­na­ment.

team Miss Britt; Fish­ing Rick Burgess, Drew and Theresa Har­rell; Car­roll and Molly Smith, Jim Clen­de­nen; War­ren Sapp, Adam Craun and fish­ing team Joe and Pam Balla, Duff Gold­man; Fish­ing teams sprint to open wa­ter on the sec­ond day of the fish­ing tour­na­ment; Stu­art Bryan, Suzanne Pride-Bryan, Noah and Deb­bie McMa­hon.

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