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01.19.13 · Cigars & Jazz, Walnut Creek, CA >
12.05.12 · Annual Holiday Party, Orlando, FL >
09.09.12 · Summer Sol, Oakland, CA >
08.11.12 · Summer Social, Orinda, CA
06.14.12 · Summer Social, Orlando, FL
03.31.12 · 3rd Annual KLF Gala Dinner & Caribbean Fête >
02.24.12 · NBA All Star Weekend Special KLF Event, Orlando, FL >
02.12.12 · Adonal Foyle's Annual Birthday Bash, Orlando, FL >
12.15.11 · 3rd Annual Holiday Reception, Orlando, FL >
09.23.11 · Autumn Arts Party, Orlando, FL >
04.07.11 · Adonal Foyle's 2nd Annual KLF Gala Dinner & Caribbean Fête >
03.10.11 · Adonal Foyle's West Coast Birthday Bash & After-Party >
03.05.11 · Adonal's East Coast Birthday Bash >
12.07.10 · KLF's 2nd Annual Holiday Reception >
04.11.10 · KLF Gala Dinner & Caribbean Fête >

01.19.13 Cigars & Jazz

12.05.12 KLF Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 5th
6pm to 9pm
at Pammie's Sammies
5907 Turkey Lake Rd., #100, Orlando, FL32819
Tickets: $25 at the door

Includes a glass of wine & light bites!

Thanks to our KLF supporters who joined us to celebrate a successful year empowering at-risk youths in Orlando, Oakland and St.Vincent & the Grenadines! Sixty or so guests attended our holiday shindig and thoroughly enjoyed their evening out at Pammie's Sammies with mouthwatering hors d'ouevres and inventive libations. During the event we raised $3500 and 10 pairs of sneakers for our youth programs. We also signed up 10 new KLF members!

We are so grateful to Pammie's Sammies for hosting us!
Flyer Design: The DPM Firm

03.31.12 Adonal Foyle's 3rd Annual KLF Gala Dinner & Caribbean Fête

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Butler Ballroom
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL32819
7pm to midnight
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NBA veteran and Orlando Magic Director of Player Development, Adonal Foyle, held his 3rd Annual Gala and Caribbean Fete at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort to benefit a great cause; empowering at-risk youth through his Kerosene Lamp Foundation (KLF).

Foyle, the now retired NBA player, has worked with youth in the U.S. and around the world, particularly in the Caribbean, through Athletics & Academics Camp, mentorship programs and basketball court refurbishment projects with the goal to teach kids practical skills to help them develop into successful leaders and encourage them to become student-athletes. During the dinner, Foyle recognized guard for the Orlando Magic guard, Chris Duhon, with KLF’s annual Beacon of Excellence Award (J.J. Redick received the inaugural award last year). The award recognized Chris for his achievements as a student-athlete on and off the court.

“Many people take academics for granted, but my life has taught me the value of a great education,” said Foyle, who is completing his Masters program in Sports Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. “I have had the opportunity to work closely with Chris Duhon over the past several years and have seen his personal commitment not only to the sport of basketball, but to academics and making a difference in his community.

The event was emceed by Local 6 News’ David Pingalore with a variety of live entertainment and music by New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra, Musicology by Exodessy Entertainment, Sensual Bachata, Sistas-Wit-Style and DJ Fusion & DJ Militia.

Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we raised almost $20,000!

NBA All Star Weekend Special KLF Event:
A Cigar & Rémy Evening

Friday, February 24th
6pm to 10pm
at Corona Cigar Company & Diamond Crown Lounge
The Plaza Downtown, 127 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL32801
Includes cigar & souvenir glass of Rémy Martin plus validated parking!
Live performance by DJ Infa-Red
View event photos >

over 150 KLF supporters came together to kick off NBA All Star Weekend in Orlando with Adonal Foyle & celebrity friends at a very special event to benefit Kerosene Lamp Foundation! Our Corona Cigar Co. host provided a cigar to each attendee and Rémy Martin poured their champagne cognac in souvenir glasses for our guests to enjoy. Pine Twenty2 also served their signature sliders & salad.

Guests had a fabulous time mixing and mingling, bidding in our live & silent auctions and purchasing raffle tickets to win sports memorabilia and All Star Weekend event tickets. NBA legend Clifford Ray stopped by the party as did Orlando Magic's Daniel Orton.

About Republic National Distributing Company: RNDC is the second largest beverage alcohol distributor of premium wine and spirits in the U.S. with wholly owned operations in Alabama, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. RNDC also operates in Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina through venture partnerships. In total, RNDC employs more than 7,000 hard working individuals nationwide.

About Corona Cigar Co. & Diamond Crown Lounge: Located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, walking distance from all Amway Center events and downtown Clubs, making it the perfect place to start your 2012 NBA All Star Weekend experience. Free parking from 6pm to 6am at the Plaza's indoor garage (receive validation at the event).

About Pine 22: Pine 22 marries the ultimate create-your own burger experience with conscious choice eating. Create your own mouth watering meaty explosion, made from locally sourced, raised, grown, or produced products. Your artistic talent is the only constraint to creating a meal that is designed by you and prepared for you. Located in The Plaza complex next to Corona Cigar Co.

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Adonal Foyle's Annual Birthday Bash 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012
6pm to 9pm
at OLV Cafe
25 W. Crystal Lake St., Orlando, FL 32806
Click to view photos by Brion Price Photography >

Thanks to our Event Partners!

Over 80 KLF friends joined us for our 2nd Annual Wine & Food Tasting at OLV Cafe in Orlando, FL to raise $6000 for KLF programs. Thanks to Premier Beverage, Guests tasted wines from Banfi Vintners, Corvo, The Hess Collection, and Tablas Creek Vineyward and Willamette Valley Vineyards and sampled OLV's delicious menu. We even saw some Electric Slide action on the dance floor thanks to DJ Jay Lew's music!

3rd Annual Holiday Reception

Thursday, December 15, 2011
6pm to 10pm
at VAIN (Rooftop)
22 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL
Attire: Business/Stylish
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Over 180 KLF friends and partners gathered together to celebrate KLF's accomplishments for 2011 and raise over $2500 for our 2012 programs. Guests enjoyed their first cocktails compliments of Vain and a host of hors d'oeuvres courtesy of local downtown Orlando eateries, not to mention delectable holiday cupcakes by Glass Slipper Cakery. The highlight of the night was when KLF Board Member Bobbie Dyer took to the stage and auctioned off a special package of 2 Orlando Magic tickets and access to the Mercedes Benz Lounge for an impressive $1000!

Thanks to our Holiday Reception Partners!

Autumn Arts Party

Friday, September 23, 2011
5:30pm to 8:30pm
at "Sutra" by YATIN
120 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL
Attire: cocktail

Read about the event >

View photos from Orlando Magazine >
View photos from Brion Price >

Thanks to our Partners:

KLF 2nd Annual Gala Dinner & Caribbean Fête

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
Orlando, Florida

7 to 8pm - Hosted Cocktail Hour
8pm to 11pm - Dinner, Entertainment & Awards Ceremony
$160 individual/ $275 couple (includes all wine & food)
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Read press release >

Over 100 KLF friends attended our 2nd Annual Gala Dinner which raised roughly $30,000 for KLF programs! The event was hosted by Adonal Foyle with Dante Marchitelli as our Master of Ceremonies. Orlando Magic's J.J. Redick was guest of honor and received KLF's 1st Beacon of Excellence Award. Cathy Godfrey received KLF's Volunteer of the Year Award (the Lamplighter) and Consolo Adams was the first to join our All-Star Student-Athlete Honor Roll. Attendees also enjoyed great music by the Orlando Power Stars Steel Orchestra and Khamelien plus fabulous dance performances by Jamaican Belly Dancer Rose Lee and the Moko Jumbie.

KLF is grateful to the following individuals & companies for providing some wonderful auction items for our guests to bid on:

Adonal Foyle's West Coast Birthday Bash

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Fluid Lounge
662 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105
21 years & older only please

6 to 9pm - Wine & Food tasting
$45 individuals/ $80 couple (includes all wine & food)
$55 at the door
9pm to Midnight - After-Party with cash bar
$15 minimum donation (in advance or at the door)
21 years & older only please
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150 KLF supporters joined us as for Adonal Foyle's West Coast Birthday Bash and raise just over $7,500 for KLF programs! The event was hosted by Adonal Foyle and special guests included Ryan Anderson, Patrick Ewing and Jason Richardson. The party was originally slated to take place at the offices of MBV Law, LLP, but had to be moved to Fluid Lounge and include an after-party to accommodate the high demand. Featured food and wines included:

Silent Auction prizes from: Elite Island Resort, Terra Valentine, and Buoncristiani Family Winery.

Adonal Foyle's East Coast Birthday Bash

Saturday, March 5, 2011
6pm to 9pm
Urban ReThink, 625 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
$36 in honor of his 36th birthday!
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Our sincerest gratitude for the generous support from friends and busines which helped make our event such a success and raise over $7,500 for our programs. Over 100 KLF friends showed up to celebrate Adonal's birthday at the brand new Urban ReThink, a creative & collaborative art space in Downtown Orlando. Local restaurateur, Carmen Jordan and his family also joined the cause and were on-hand to present a check for $2,000 from his Friendly Confines restaurant. Funds will continue to be raised from Tuesday Night Bingo at his Lake Mary location. In addition supporters purchased raffle tickets and bid in a silent auction, and Pam & Thorp Thomas donated four bags full of childrens books and college prep guides to send down to KLF's kids in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Read press release >

This event would not have been possible without the assistance of the following companies:

Raffle Prizes from: Enzian's Eden Bar, LUMA on Park,Nelore Churrascuria, & Ocean Prime.
Special Silent Auction: Two tickets to the Orlando Magic game and an overnight stay at the historic Courtyard at Lake Lucerne in downtown Orlando ($400+ value)!

Many thanks to Urban ReThink for donating their ultra-cool space for our event and Vibrant Soundz (407-928-3203) for providing the tunes!

KLF's 2nd Annual Holiday Reception

Video recap: Check out our event video, produced by Todd Grasley and Blake Bickerstaff with music by Vin Gast. Watch now >
Event photos: View Brion Price's photos of the event. Click here >

Over 100 KLF supporters joined us for a special evening of cocktails for a cause as we gathered to celebrate KLF's 2010 achievements and learn about our plans for 2011. We'll also take a moment to toast our founder, Adonal Foyle, on his retirement after a long and distinguished career playing for the NBA and his new role as Director of Player Development at the Orlando Magic. Otis Smith, General Manager of the Orlando Magic, made a touching and witty tribute to Adonal's career as a player and Marcin Gortat, Magic Center (now with the Phoenix Suns), also made a guest appearance.

Our sincere thanks to Citrus Restaurant and Urban Life Management for being such gracious hosts and the Law Firm of NeJame, LaFay, Jancha, Ahmed, Barker and Joshi, P.A. for their generous support.

We are grateful to the following companies for their participation in our raffle:
1. Saks Fifth Avenue - shopping and makeover experience for 10 with a bountiful gift basket of champagne, chocolates and other exclusive products
2. BlackBerry - a BlackBerry Curve
3. RC Brooks Clothier, Inc. - a custom-made shirt ($360 value)
4. A Pinkberry party for 10
5. The Barefoot Spa - a wine facial and 60 minute foot massage ($160 value)
6. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - $100 gift certificate
7. Dillard's - a $100 gift certificate

KLF Gala Dinner & Caribbean Fête

Post-event press release >
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Kerosene Lamp Foundation Raises $10,000 at Gala to Benefit At-Risk Youth with Boost from NBA’s Dwight Howard

ORLANDO, FL., April 20, 2010 – Basketball veteran and inductee into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, Adonal Foyle, hosted KLF's Gala Dinner & Caribbean Fête in downtown Orlando, raising more than $10,000 for his Kerosene Lamp Foundation (KLF). The event was a sold-out success with 126 attendees packing the Grand Bohemian Hotel ball room.

One of the features of the evening was a centerpiece competition, where local florists entered their most creative floral arrangements designed to fit the theme of a Caribbean Fête. Flowerama Florist beat out other entries with a pirate ship fashioned from tropical flowers (see a list of all participating florists below).

At the Caribbean-themed event, Dwight Howard - 2009 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Orlando Magic Center – announced the launch of his Dwight Howard Fund with the mission to help at-risk youths around the world, beginning with Haiti. Howard has tapped KLF to manage the fund on his behalf and is calling on fans to join him in the cause. Donations for the fund for children in Haiti can be made at www.dwighthowardfund.org.

“My foundation has made great strides in helping at-risk youth since 2005,” said Foyle. “The funds raised through the generosity of the gala attendees will allow us to invest in the lives of some amazing kids in St. Vincent & the Grenadines through cultural exchange and mentorship.”

Gala proceeds will support “Adonal’s All-Star Student Athletes,” a group of promising young basketball players in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. These students will be encouraged to be stars on and off the court and provided with ongoing mentoring and academic tutoring, as well as the opportunity to travel to the United States, where they will play basketball and be exposed to American culture (from museums and theater to interacting with Orlando youths). Funds will also contribute to a playground and basketball court refurbishment project in one of the New Orleans neighborhoods ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

“It means a lot to me to be able to give back,” said Foyle. “There were incredible opportunities provided to me that gave me a foundation for success in life. I feel it’s my personal responsibility to continue that legacy and support the youth in my home country as well as in the U.S.”

Our deepest gratitude to the following supporters of our event:

Our Event Sponsors
Orlando Magic
Drs. Lewis & Lewis, P.A.,
the Grand Bohemian Hotel

Florists who participated in our centerpiece competition
Winner - Flowerama Florist
A Downtown Florist & Wedding Shop, Edible Arrangements (Winter Park), Harry's Famous Flowers, Lee James Floral Designs, Mel Johnson Flowers, Parties by Ms. Diva (Nena D'Arlain), & Winter Park Florist.

Contributors to our auction & raffle
Above & Beyond Limousine, Alta Moda Salon, Best Drycleaners, Marcia & William Duckworth, EA Sports, Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia, Hue Restaurant, J.W. Marriott, Louis Vuitton, Orlando Magic, Player Portraits, Publix, The Ravenous Pig, Unique Touch

Entertainment provided by
Leo James of the Orlando Power Stars
Khamelien & the Reggae Souls
DJ Stupid Genius
D'Mas Camp

Our dedicated volunteers
AJW Designs
Cathy Godfrey (Executive Committee)
Cassandra Reid
Mackenzie Nowell
Michelle Briscoe (Executive Committee)
Sultana Ali (Executive Committee)

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