Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown guests enjoy the event and raise $825,000 for charities (PHOTOS)

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 04:18 PM.

An impressive array of live auction lots were auctioned by nationally known auctioneer, Ursula Hermacinski. A sampling of the many sought after items included a 100 point fine wine dinner that raised $112,500 with acclaimed Bordeaux paired with a meal prepared by the chefs of Wine World; a recording session visit with Journey musician Johnathan Cain; a trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley hosted by San Francisco Giant hall of famer, Rich Aurilia; an evening with Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman; and a trip to the Russian River Valley with world famous Westside Road winemakers.

Benefiting charities were Alaqua Animal Refuge, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Food for Thought Outreach, George Rodrigue Foundation, Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Camille’s Art For Autism and Emeril Lagasse  Foundation. 100 percent of the proceeds went directly to the non-profit organizations. For further information, visit, or find CCMT on Facebook at

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