Third Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala

Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Inc.

Lana DeSimone, Gala Chairwoman

Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 7 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
3300 S.W. 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove
305-446-9910, Ext. 14

The Third Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala celebrates just how Wild About Kids the Boys & Girls Clubs are! Children in South Florida can count on the Boys & Girls Clubs to have a place where they can go after school for studying, sports, mentoring and organized activities.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host its annual gala featuring a “Children of the World” theme. Chaired by board member Lana DeSimone, the gala will be emceed by Chef Ralph Pagano, Host of FLN’s Pressure Cook, TV’s Iron Chef & Hell’s Kitchen. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, graciously sponsored by Bacardi and a silent auction. Dinner and dancing follows to live music provided by the band “Private Stock” and a special performance by children from the Boys & Girls Clubs. Guests will have the opportunity to sponsor a child with a $250 donation with all proceeds for the five clubs in the Miami-Dade area. Miami’s renowned artist, Romero Britto, will once again provide the colorful image for the “Children of the World” event.

Please visit or for more information call 305-446-9910, Ext 14. Tickets, Sponsorship & Underwriting opportunities are available.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Inc.

Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. 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 10,000 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, sports and fitness recreation. For more than 69 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade have provided a home away from home, as well as a moral compass for kids who need them most. For details visit

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