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November 30, 2017

FLORIDA - Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Officially Opened Its 2017 Christmas City Centre Tree Lot Sponsored by Swire Properties Inc with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Nov. 20


Santa Claus, Swire Properties Inc Executives and Distinguished Board Members Joined the Festivities

Miami, Fla. – Nov. 29, 2017 – Hundreds of children attending Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s after-school program gathered around Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, for the official opening of the 2017 Christmas City Centre Tree Lot on Nov. 20, 2017.

For more than 36 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been selling Christmas trees and wreaths to help bring holiday cheer into many South Florida households. The tradition continues in 2017 with the great addition of Swire Properties Inc as this year’s tree lot sponsor and the new name of Christmas City Centre.

Joining Rodriguez-Roig for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony were Kieran Bowers, president of Swire Properties Inc; along with Mariolga Calderon, Director of Marketing & PR; Regina Lacayo, Senior Public Relations Manager; distinguished members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Board James Bernhardt, Olga Guilarte and Barry Stein, and even Santa Claus made an appearance.

“We’re incredibly honored to be able to host this event for the 36th year in a row and we are extremely grateful to Swire Properties Inc for joining in as our sponsor,” said Rodriguez-Roig. “This event garners a tremendous outpouring of community support at the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit.”

One-hundred percent of proceeds from the sale of trees, wreaths and adorable wooden creatures benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, which serves thousands of boys and girls in Miami-Dade County with positive programs year-round. 

“We are proud to have been given the opportunity to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, as we believe that Swire has a responsibility to the communities we serve,” said Kieran Bowers, president of Swire Properties. “These trees are not only a fun way to spread holiday cheer, but also a way to help prepare Miami’s youth for bright futures.”

The gorgeous and fragrant Fraser firs were hand-selected in North Carolina by Rodriguez-Roig. They stand five- to 14-feet tall with a starting price of $55. Plain and hand-decorated wreaths are available starting at $35. Cute and decorative wooden reindeer and snowmen are available in three sizes, starting at $25.

The Christmas City Centre Tree lot is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club at 2805 SW 32nd Ave. Miami, FL 33133. The lot will remain open until all the trees are sold out.

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.

About Swire Properties Inc
Swire Properties Inc, headquartered in Miami since 1979, is one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban office, hotel and condominium properties. The powerhouse developer is known for its $1-billion, master‐planned development of the island of Brickell Key in downtown Miami, the award-winning Courvoisier Centre office complex, the Brickell Key Marketplace, Courvoisier Courts luxury apartments, Brickell Key’s One, One, Two and Three Tequesta Point, Courts Brickell Key, Carbonell, and the $110 million hotel Mandarin Oriental, Miami, a joint venture with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly listed Swire Properties Limited based in Hong Kong, which recently received global, regional and local recognition for its sustainable development work with its recent inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index consolidating its position among global sustainability leaders in the real estate industry.  For more information, visit www.swireproperties.us.