8th Annual Claws for Kids

Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

Over 400 people attended the 8th Annual Claws for Kids fundraising brunch presented by the Carmen Rebozo Foundation at Joe’s Stone Crab, raising over $150K for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. Guests enjoyed Joe’s world-famous stone crabs and other signature menu items while listening to Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger. Deputy Mayor, Miami-Dade County, Alina T. Hudak, received the “From the Heart Award.” Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s, Tatiana Hernandez, recipient of the 2019 Youth of the Year, spoke to the crowd about the positive impact the Club has had on her life. Judy Kramer, who has chaired the event since its inception 8 years ago, graciously co-chaired this year’s event. Joining Judy were the mother-daughter team, Lisa Mendelson and Lindsey Mendelson. Olga Guilarte, director of the Carmen Rebozo Foundation, returned as the Special Events Chair. Also on the “Claws for Kids” committee were Vanessa Bertran, Willie Ho, Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Raúl Rodríguez Jácome, Rae Stein, Virginia Vich and Mark Walker, MD. Sponsors included The Michael & Lynda Gordon Charitable Foundation, Ocean Bank, Norwegian Cruise Line, Performance Team Sports, Tito’s Vodka, Domaine Bousquet, FPL, Grove Bank & Trust, USI Insurance, Continental Bank, Bilzin Sumberg and Eller-ITO Stevedoring Company, LLC.

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