MARCH | APRIL 2019 79 10TH ANNUAL EMMITT SMITH CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL  KICKOFF PARTY Emmitt Smith hosted supporters and sponsors at DEC on Dragon to kick off this year's 10th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational golf tournament and gala which will be held May 3-4. Guests were able to wit- ness firsthand the power of mentorship and opportuni- ty as TEAM 22 student, Lauren Marks, announced her scholarship to Yale University. PHOTO CREDIT: Marcy Meeks   PASSPORT TO TASTE WINETASTING EVENT WITH JEAN-CHARLES World-renowned vintner Jean-Charles Boisset, was in Dallas to host Passport toTaste at the luxurious Starpower showroom in North Dallas. Boisset, the French-born, California-based vintner who was recently named“50 Most Important People inTheWineWorld”by Decanter Magazine, showcased six tasting bars including JCB, RaymondVineyards, LVE (created in partnership with award-winning musician John Legend), DeLoach, and BuenaVista. Over 100 mingled wine enthusiasts experienced wine and food pairings throughout the evening. Boisset Collection ambassadors who were on hand to share their passion for wine included RashmiMalhotra,MelissaandJoeElliott,PatriciaJohnson,JoeandPamMansour, Marc-AndreGagnon,TerriYanke,ClaireBillingsley,JasonBodor,RuthiElliott, TraceyLynn, and GLF Founder, Sheryl Pidgeon. Cynthia Smoot, Hamilton Sneed and Dawn Mellon AmyWagner, Apryl Iley and Jean-Charles Boisset Jean-Charles Boisset, Sheryl Pidgeon and Starpower’s CEO David Pidgeon Rashmi Malhotra, Rebecca Davis Hartsfield and Maria Brackenridge Melissa Rycroft Strickland andTye Strickland Mike Ruley, Dee Lincoln and Janee Hill Emmitt Smith withTeam 22 scholarship recipient Lauren Marks