11th Annual Wild About Kids Gala – The Great Gatsby
Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
Saturday, November 11, 2017
6:30 p.m. to midnight
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
305-446-9910, Ext. 30
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will present its annual black-tie Wild About Kids Gala on Saturday, November 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 at 6:30 p.m. 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 from 8 p.m. to midnight. 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 Jose Delgado and Jorge Luis Lopez. 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.
Individual tickets are $500. Gala sponsorships starting at $5,000 and underwriting opportunities starting at $1,000 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.
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.