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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Celebratedits 8th Annual Claws for Kids at Joe’s Stone Crab



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. Proceeds from the event benefited Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts and crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs. 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, a retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools executive, who has chaired the event since its inception 8 years ago, graciously co-chaired this year’s event again. Joining Judy this year were the mother-daughter team, Lisa Mendelson and Lindsey Mendelson, who engaged younger professionals and philanthropists with pre-events and promotions. 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. Other main 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.


Linda Gordon & Joe Traba


Rae & Barry Stein


Andy & Allison Stuart, & Fred Rebozo


Barbara Lloga, Yuni Navarro, & Miriam Macedo


Pam and Mo Guilarte, Richard Sepler


Lindsey Mendelson, Ryan Pearson, Lisa Mendelson & Victor Mendelson, Judy & Bob Kramer & Richard Sapar


Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado and Elisabeth Eljuri


Olga Guilarte, & Alex & Cristina Rodriguez-Roig


Peter Bermont, Alina Hudak, Judy Kramer, L Olga Guilarte, & Alex & Cristina Rodriguez-Roig isa & Lindsey Mendelson


Carlos Suarez, Robert Baldwin, Jim & Joan Bernhardt, & Marsha & Crimson Suarez


Yuni Navarro, Olga Guilarte, Eris Thomas


Tatiana Hernandez & Alex Rodriguez-Roig


Rick and Renee Kuci – Grove Bank & Trust


Photo Credit: World Red Eye