Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host its 12th Annual Wild About Kids Gala 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 at JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL. The black-tie event’s theme is “A Night in Havana,” in honor of presenting sponsor, Norwegian Cruise Line’s onboard production, “Havana,” which will be performed at the event. Live music will also be provided by Albita Rodriguez.
Gala sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available. For more information about sponsorships and underwriting, visit bgcmia.org and click on News /Upcoming Events, or contact Arlene Peterson at 305-446-9910 ext. 13 or [email protected].
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 at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed at 8 p.m. by dinner, the 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 such as a classic car on display, luxurious and unique auction items, a large raffle giveaway of a 3-wheel motorcycle, and much more. Guests will also have a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations.
Norwegian Cruise Line will provide entertainment from its onboard production “Havana,” along with music by Albita Rodriguez.
“Wild About Kids” Gala chairs are Andrew Stuart, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Board, and president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line; and his wife Allison Stuart. Olga Guilarte, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Committee, is the special event chair. Gala committee members are Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors; Judy Kramer; Marile Lopez, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors; Raul Rodriguez; Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Committee; Belinda Biggs; Saskia Bowers; Tom Bezold, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors; Karen Dudley; Eris Thomas, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Committee; Alicia Hawkins, Marisa Farrell, Jane Barrelier, Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Anna Noriega and Durée Ross.
“We are very excited to present this year’s Gala, with the exciting ‘A Night in Havana’ theme,” said Andrew Stuart. “We look forward to raising funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, as well as enjoying a wonderful night full of exceptional entertainment, dancing, dinner and much more.”
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.