Miami Beach, FL – June 28, 2012 – Ludus Athletics hosted a white hot carnavale themed kick-off party for the 8th Annual Irie Weekend. Guests at the Star Island kick-off party were wowed by fire dancers, contortionists, an array of costumed stilt walkers and feathered samba dancers. This is the second time Ludus Athletics and the IRIE Foundation have joined forces to host an event which combines fun, fashion and fundraising. Ludus is a Miami-based lifestyle brand that produces athletic apparel for women. The brand seeks to inspire women all over the world to reach their maximum capabilities and have a positive effect on society by giving back to their communities. Irie Weekend was founded by The Miami Heat’s DJ Irie. Funds raised throughout the weekend will go towards the provision of educational opportunities and scholarships for South Florida youth.

Chris Kirkpatrick & DJ Irie

DJ Irie & Michael Capponi

Chris Kirkpatrick, DJ Irie, & Michael Capponi

Chris Kirkpatrick, DJ Irie, & Khamelien

Gigi Ponce de Leon & Dennis Rodman

Katia Santos, Dennis Rodman, & Paulo Gualano

Jessica Arndt & Mariana Pereira

Alexia Delorme, Marko Gojanovik, & Anastasia

Sophia Dishaw, Allie Bright, & Oda Nordeng

Chelsea Olson & Maria Pretelt

Jamie Love & Cynthia Escobar

Kristina Kay & Bianca Ianfranco

Madalynn Grilo & Sylina Baker

Santiago Roman, DJ Smith, & DJ Irie

DJ Irie, Dennis Cunningham, & Felicia Cunningham

DJ Irie & Jackie Mailhe

Maggie Velez & Yanina Velez

Sarah Ribero & Lucy Waldorf

Dante Stallworth & Angelo Fresquet