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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Present 11th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala, a “The Great Gatsby”-Themed Event

Auction, Benefit/Fundraiser, Fashion Show/Bridal

Who/What:  Boys & 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 & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & 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 & 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.

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JW Marriott Marquis
• Sat 11/11/17 at 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM