Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “Wild About Kids” Gala

Benefiting Their Local Youth Programs

Juan José Delgado & Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado (Gala Chairs), Elizabeth & Ralph Patino (Gala Co-Chairs)

The theme “True Colors” was brought to life by Alore Event Firm and set the scene for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 9th Annual “Wild About Kids” gala at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami on Saturday, Nov. 7, which raised over $420,000 for the organization’s many positive programs for area youth. 500 guests attended the soiree.

The event featured a cocktail reception, fashion showcase debuting Venezuelan designer Angel Sanchez’s 2016 spring collection, dinner, surprise performances by 2014 Latin GRAMMY® Best New Artist Mariana Vega and Nickelodeon actress/Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumna Elizabeth Elias, live entertainment by Juniors Entertainment, and the Norwegian Cruise Line®-sponsored “Glow Party” post-event bash. WSVN “Today in Florida” Co-Anchor Diana Diaz and local Journalist/TV Personality Ellie Rodriguez co-emceed the “colorful” event.

Event chairs were Juan Jose Delgado and Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, co-chairs were Ralph and Elizabeth Patino and the special event chair was Olga Guilarte. During the evening, Rodrigo Arboleda was recognized with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “From the Heart” award, Melissa Medina with the “Community Builder” award, and Eris Thomas with the “Charles ‘Bebe’ Rebozo Humanitarian” award.

Gala committee members included Maria Cecilia Arocha, Tom Bezold, Katie Cabanas, Lynda Gordon, Pamela Guilarte, Judy Kramer, Steven D. Lear, Marile Lopez, Alfredo Mesa, Yuni Navarro, Melissa Pallett, Raul Rodriguez and Eris Thomas.

Olga Guilarte (Special Event Chair) and
Dr. Tomislav Mandakovic

Event sponsors included DLA Piper, Dr. Michael S. & Lynda Gordon, Carmen Rebozo Foundation, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Gencom, Coral Gables Executive Physicians, Academica, Bancredito International Bank, The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, Ocean Bank, FPL, Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys At Law, Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm, Robert & Judith Kramer, Barry & Rae Stein, Alore Event Firm, Juniors Entertainment, Aver Productions, Thierry Tastiel Photography, Selecta Magazine, Pinecrest Magazine, WSVN Channel 7, Bacardi®, Winn-Dixie, Transportation America, Avior Airlines, Alpine Creative Group, Donna Abood, Miami Children’s Foundation, Gables Linen Yoly Muñoz Couture, Circ, On-Site Cigars, So Cool Events, Drape Works, Bubble Event Rental Furnishings, Hitched Event Rentals, Photobooth Color Me Photo and Grove Liquors.