Inaugural All in Fore the Kids
Benefiting the Children and Families at Miami Children's Hospital
Hundreds of business and community leaders recently joined together for All in Fore the Kids – two fundraising events to support one cause – the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH). The events raised more than $400,000 for Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Held at the Biltmore Hotel & Golf Course, All in Fore the Kids kicked off with the Inaugural Gentlemen’s Night Out Presented by Turner Construction and culminated with the Miami Children’s 31st Annual Corporate Golf Invitational the following day.
The events were chaired by Jesus Salas, Executive Vice President of Programming for Spanish Broadcasting Systems (SBS), and John Agnetti, Esq., Partner at Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti, P.A.
Formed in response to the highly successful Wine, Women & Shoes event, Gentlemen’s Night Out is an exclusive, sophisticated gentlemen’s event featuring tastings of premium scotches, spirits and selections of the finest cigars. Featuring a silent auction and entertainment, this event served as an opportunity for men to come together for networking, entertainment, camaraderie and philanthropy.
Michael Baiamonte, Voice of the Miami Heat and grateful parent, served as Master of Ceremonies, and Jason Solodkin, Voice of the Miami Hurricanes, shared his family’s Miami Children’s Hospital success story.
Solodkin’s 3-year-old son Jordan suffers from epilepsy and is a patient at Miami Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute, the largest clinical pediatric neurology program in the world.
“Jordan’s epilepsy is now under control thanks to a combination of medications and treatments,” said Solodkin. “I have a true appreciation for the environment at Miami Children’s.”
Additionally, former patient and longtime supporter DJ Laz served as Celebrity Auctioneer. The live auction featured rare bottles of Jack Daniels Tennessee Unaged Rye whiskey and a highly-coveted two night, three day trip for six people to Las Vegas on a private jet with deluxe accommodations at Caesar’s Palace, which sold to an anonymous bidder for $20,000. Additionally, celebrity guest and Latin music sensation Willy Chirino donated a signed guitar which sold during the live auction.
Other notable guests included Latin Grammy Award winner Elvis Crespo, retired football player Ki-Jana Carter, retired NBA stars Dikembe Mutombo and Tim Hardaway, and member of the Miami Dolphins 1972 “Perfect Season” team Dick Anderson.
All in Fore the Kids continued with the Miami Children’s 31st Annual Corporate Golf Invitational the following day. Corporate groups and foursomes enjoyed a beautiful golf outing followed by a reception featuring a spectacular silent auction.
Jesus Salas and John Agnetti, Esq. served as Event Chairs; Ricky Patel, Esq.; served as Auction Chair; M. Narendra Kini, M.D., President & CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital, served as Sponsorship Chair. Event committee members included John Conroy; Aaron Glickman; Alex Havenick, Esq.; Dan LaMorte; Arin Maercks; Jay Massirman, MCH Board Member; J.D. Moises, Esq.; Paul Pino; Kenneth Reilly, Esq.; and Lori Thomas.
Sponsors of the Inaugural Gentlemen’s Night Out included Distinguished Presenting Sponsor: Turner Construction; Dignified Spirits Sponsor: Premier Beverage; Co-Dignified Entertainment Sponsor: Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti, P.A. and Farrell & Patel, P.A.; Select Cigar Sponsor: Oliva Cigars; Notable Sponsor: Magic City Casino; Acclaimed Valet Sponsors: Prestige Imports and Eventus Marketing; Esteemed Sponsors: Summa Entertainment and The Ticket Clinic; Esteemed Safety Sponsor: Red Cap; Sports Team Sponsor: Miami Dolphins; and Media Partners: SBS Radio; Cigar Snob; and SocialMiami.com.
Sponsors of the Miami Children’s 31st Annual Corporate Golf Invitational included Birdie Sponsors – Pin Flag Sponsor: Turner Construction; Golf Polo Sponsor: Arellano Construction; Par Sponsors – Award Sponsor Perkins & Will CCRD; Closest to the Pin Sponsor: Stericycle; Golf Cart Sponsor: Discount Medical Supplies; Bunker Sponsor: Presidio Network Solutions/Cisco; Clubhouse Sponsor: Tri-City Electric; Wine & Spirits Sponsor: Premier Beverage; Hole in One Sponsors: Brickell Motors and South Motors BMW; Photography Sponsor: Tropicars Sport & Utility Vehicles; Golf Ball & Towel Sponsor: Sagicor Life Insurance Company; Sports Team Sponsor: Miami Dolphins; Media Partner: ClearChannel Media + Entertainment; Tee Sign Sponsors – Miami Children’s Hospital Board Member Maria Franco, M.D.; Aflac, and PC Depot; and Generous Supporters – Biltmore Hotel; Institute of Functional Performance; Golfsmith International; Intermedia Touch; Foot Joy; Perry Ellis International; Vita Coco; Cigar Snob; Dr. Delilah Alonso; Nomad Tents USA; Tropicars; Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Paramount Vending; Jessy Bakery; Larry Kline Meat; All Florida Paper; and Goldcoast Beverage.