Enrique, Celebs Descend on Bal Harbour For Charity, Shopping

Pat and Chris Riley

Miami Heat President Pat Riley, with wife Chris at the Buoniconti Fund’s big fundraiser in Bal Harbour. Each of the lovebirds sported one of the Heat’s two NBA championship rings (Click for more Mike Jachles photos of the event)

The Bal Harbour Shops see their fair share of celebs.

But the concentration of famous faces at the luxury-shopping mall shot up over the weekend for the shop/dine/do-good fundraiser for the Buoniconti Fund.

Latin crooner Enrique Iglesias performed a private concert, with fans dancing on the stage.

Miami Heat President Pat Riley brought his missus, and let her wear one of his two NBA championship rings with the Heat.

CSI: Miami actor Rex Linn, True Blood heartthrob Joe Manganiello and Gossip Girl‘s Matthew Settle were mingling with TV fans.

Click here for Mike Jachles’ photos of the events

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw talked of civic duty while emceeing.

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And the Wellington polo contingent turned heads: Men in Black star Tommy Lee Jones was actually nice to fans; and pretty pony-riding personality Nacho Figueras showed off his very pregnant wife Delfina.

Nacho Figueras and wife Delfina

Wellington polo star Nacho Figueras with his pregnant wife Delfina (Click on the photo for Mike Jachles’ gallery)

And after a few hours Saturday night, the 2,000-plus swells who browsed in the fashion stores, watched a runway show, swung to Iglesias’ tunes and dined in the famous mall’s courtyard helped raise a whopping $31 million for the Fund!

The fund was started by NFL Hall of Famer and ex-Miami Dolphins star Nick Buoniconti after his son, Marc, became paralyzed during a college football game. Events like Saturday’s  have raised $93 million for spinal cord research since 1985.

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias, at the Buoniconti Fund’s Bal Harbour fundraiser (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for more)

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  1. anna says

    I was there. What happened to enrique iglesias? I didnt recognize him, he looks so sad and so old looking now.