Christian Slater is a bona fide star in show business — and philanthropy.
The part time South Florida resident, 47, was honored Monday night during the 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria.
The charity event, which featured an auction full of sports memorabilia and a guest list full of athletes, raised funds to support spinal cord injury research at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
Slater, who arrived with wife Brittany Lopez Slater, went home with The Buoniconti Fund Award.
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“It feels fantastic to be here in New York, showing my support,” said the “Mr. Robot” star.
Hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc, the benefit also brought out two other famous 305-ers, Gloria and Emilio Estefan.
“We wouldn’t miss this,” said Gloria Estefan, who had appeared on HuffPost Live earlier to discuss her harrowing tour-bus accident in 1991 in which the singer broke her back and went through months of physical therapy. “It’s such an important cause, and personal.” Watch her cohost ABC’s “The Chew” at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Repping Palm Beach County were polo player Nacho Figueras and tennis titan Venus Williams, who earlier in the day attended sister Serena Williams’ show presenting her latest Signature Statement collaboration with HSN for New York Fashion Week. It was Serena’s third time at NYFW.
Speaking of local famous faces at NYFW: Rick Ross made the rounds at a few shows. At Pyer Moss Sunday night, the rapper told Elle.com he had seen some “dope pieces.”