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January 17, 2018

FLORIDA - 7th Annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge Returns January 27 Featuring Jay and Other MLB Players to Benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

Jay, MLB Outfielder and Miami Native, 
to Host Event Open to the Public at Splitsville Lanes

What/Who:
Jon Jay, MLB outfielder, player on the St. Louis Cardinals World Championship team, Miami native and Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, will host the 7th Annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge. All event proceeds will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Project Learn After-School Program, serving Club members in grades K–8.

Along with other Major League Baseball stars and local celebrities, Jay will bowl with attendees during the fun-filled fundraising event. The evening will include red carpet arrivals, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, exciting bowling matches and more. There will be a live and silent auction and kids from Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade attending as well. Sponsorships are available.

“It’s always so rewarding when former members of the Clubs return to give back,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. “It’s especially nice when an event becomes annual like this one in its seventh year. Through the efforts of Jon and many others who support Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, we are able to continue to make a difference in the lives of many area youths.” 


“To date, we’ve raised more than $275,000 for Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade,” said Jay. “We invite the public to come out to support their mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

When:
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2017 6–9 p.m.
6 p.m.              Red carpet arrivals/media availability
6:15 p.m.         Cocktails/hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m.         Opening remarks/Bowling Challenge begins
8:45 p.m.         Winners announced
9 p.m.              Event concludes

Where:
Splitsville Lanes
5701 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143

Cost/Sponsorships:
Individual tickets: $475 per bowling team (five people), $125 per individual bowler (single bowlers will be matched with other single bowlers), $75 per individual non-bowler
Sponsorships: Event sponsorships range from $2,500 to $10,000.

How:
For sponsorship or additional event information, call Jennifer Brasile at CAA Sports at 212-277-9000 or jennifer.brasile@caa.com. To purchase individual or team bowling tickets, non-bowling tickets, become a sponsor, and for more information, visit www.jonjaychallenge.com.

About Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
Boys and 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 title sponsor FMSbonds, Inc.:
FMSbonds, Inc. is a municipal bond firm that provides bond investors with exceptional value and insight in the tax-free municipal bond market. Co-founded by James A. Klotz and Paul Feinsilver in 1978, the firm’s South Florida offices are located in North Miami Beach and Boca Raton. For more information, visit www.fmsbonds.com.