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August 26, 2017

FLORIDA - Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Present 11th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala, a “The Great Gatsby”-Themed Event, on Nov. 11, 2017 at JW Marriott Marquis Miami

Gala Sponsorships and Underwriting Opportunities Available

 
Who/What:         
Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will present its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Gala on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The theme of this year’s event is “The Great Gatsby.” Proceeds will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts and crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most. 
 
The event will kick off with a cocktail reception, silent auction and fashion showcase of evening and formal wear courtesy of Bloomingdale’s at The Falls, followed by dinner, program, dancing and live entertainment. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and socialites will be among the guests, who will enjoy a themed-evening full of surprises, luxurious and unique auction items, and much more. Guests will also have a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations. 


Event production will be by WOW Factor and live entertainment by the band “The Culture” from Hammocks Entertainment. 
 
“Wild About Kids” Gala chairs are Juan José Delgado and Jorge Luis López. Olga Guilarte is the special event chair. During the festivities, Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will honor the late Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., developer of Harvey, a cardiopulmonary patient simulator used at nearly 700 medical centers around the world; and his widow Mrs. Lynda Gordon, with the Charles “Bebe” Rebozo Humanitarian Award.  
 
Gala sponsorships are available. For more information about sponsorships, visit  www.bgcmia.org  and click on News /Upcoming Events, or contact Anneleise Sanchez at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or  asanchez@bgcmia.org
 
When:
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
6:30 p.m.: Pre-gala reception, fashion showcase and silent auction
8 p.m.–12 a.m.: Dinner, program and dance
 
Where:                                                                         
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way  
Miami, Florida 33131    
 
Cost:
Individual tickets are $500.
 
Sponsorships:
Sponsorship opportunities start at $5,000. Underwriting opportunities start at $1,000.
 
How:
To purchase tickets for the “Wild About Kids” Gala, contact Anneleise Sanchez at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or asanchez@bgcmia.org
 
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade   
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five Clubs serving thousands of boys and girls year round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream. For more information, please visit www.bgcmia.org.