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Celebrity watching is on the menu at Oheka Castle tonight when former Yankee Dave Winfield receives a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences at a gala dinner.

Tonight at Oheka Castle, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his constant charitable leadership. The award will be presented by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS) at the Six Star Diamond Gala Event that is in celebration of the launch of the AAHS strategic partnership with Starplus.

 Former Yankee All Star Dave Winfield will be honored for his charitable work at a gala at Oheka.

Former Yankee All Star Dave Winfield will be honored for his charitable work at a gala at Oheka.

Winfield, whose on-field career spanned from 1973 to 1995 and who played for the New York Yankees from 1981 to 1990, is a 12-time All Star, and seven-time Gold Glove Award recipient, among many other performance related awards. However, he is being honored for his off-field charitable work. Winfield founded the David M. Winfield Foundation in 1977 as a way to give back to the community. His notable leadership is demonstrated through The Dave Winfield Nutrition Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and his work in partnership with Merck Pharmaceuticals to create the  internationally acclaimed bilingual substance abuse prevention program called “Turn it Around.” From holiday meal giveaways, to scholarships, to tickets to games, to funding health clinics, Winfield has shown his commitment to giving back in a substantial way.

 Among the notable celebrity watchers might glimpse at Oheka tonight, from left, are Armand Assante, Rita Coby, Nicky Hilton, Tony LoBianco and Anthony Scaramucci.

Among the notable celebrity watchers might glimpse at Oheka tonight, from left, are Armand Assante, Rita Coby, Nicky Hilton, Tony LoBianco and Anthony Scaramucci.

Some of the notable guests and additional AAHS award recipients expected to be in the crowd tonight will be financier, entrepreneur, and political figure Anthony Scaramucci, entrepreneur, model and dashion designer Nicky Hilton, traditional and experimental brush and ink work master Cao Jun,  actors Armand Assante and Tony LoBianco, and Dr. Nicholas Perricone, a dermatologist, businessman and author of self-help books about weight loss and maintaining the appearance of youth.

Rita Cosby, Emmy Award-winning journalist for Fox News, MSNBC and most recently a special contributor to Inside Edition. Cosby, will present the awards. Cosby wrote the books Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father’s Past and Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith’s Death.

All of the awards will be part of The Starplus Gala Event at Oheka Castle.

Starplus Index® is a blockchain based asset index co-founded by Blue Ocean Capital, Moral Integrity International Ltd., and the AAHS.

Blue Ocean Capital is a private equity company headquartered in New York City. Headed by Antony Liu and Partner Lina Li, BOC is a cross-border investment firm dedicated to actively pursuing investment opportunities in Blockchain Applications, Healthcare, Franchise Restaurants, and Real Estate. Committed to capital appreciation and value creation they strive to be successful in structuring their approach to client transactions quickly and efficiently.

Moral Integrity International Ltd. is a leading blockchain technology company headquartered in Hong Kong.

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is renowned worldwide for awarding excellence in the global travel and luxury services sector. Each year the Academy bestows its coveted International Star Diamond Award on Five- and Six-Star quality hotels, spas, golf courses, restaurants, chefs, destinations, airlines, cruise lines and products. This award is a prestigious emblem of achievement and quality in the hospitality and luxury services industries worldwide. All its recipients are deemed to be of pinnacle quality and global recognition.

The venue of Oheka Castle was well suited for such a gala. As a Six Star Diamond Award recipient, the Castle is a world class venue with a world class restaurant, but it is also listed on the Historic Hotels Worldwide, Gold Coast Mansions, Historic Long Island, Historic Hotels of America (National Trust for Historic Presentation) and is an AAA Four-Diamond Award winner. Under the watch of Huntington’s Gary Melius, the Castle was meticulously restored to its original splendor and thrives as a global destination.