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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 15th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is excited to announce it will host its annual “Wild About Kids” Gala, with the theme Motown, at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a three-course dinner in the Alhambra Ballroom at 8 p.m. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and influencers will be among the guests who will be transported back to the Motown era with dinner, dancing, live entertainment, an engaging program and more to support great futures for Miami-Dade area youth.

The proceeds raised will fund the Clubs’ crucial programs and services at its six Clubs and sites combinedincluding its educational after school programs, tutoring and homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts and crafts, mentoring, and summer and athletic programs. These programs help children realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

DJ Sama alongside the Carlos Oliva Band will provide the soundtrack for the evening with classic hits from the Motown era including Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson 5 and so much more. Guests will also enjoy a unique themed-musical performance from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s youth members.

Supporters will have a special opportunity to sponsor a child through donations and participate in a silent auction featuring high-end items and exceptional luxury experiences.

The 15th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala is co-chaired once again by long-time Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade supporters Board Chair Andy Stuart and his wife Allison Stuart, who is on the Board of Directors. Olga Guilarte, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Committee, is the special event chair.

Gala committee members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors include Tom Bezold, Liana De Mena, Maria Luisa Gonzalez, Rudy Lleonart, Kristina Perez-Cubas, Karen Rodriguez and Richard Rodriguez. Additional committee members include Susan Abraham, Allison Blumenthal, Lisa Mendelson, Lily Pardo, Susan Samas, Marianne Schmidhofer, Rae Stein, Meredith Virnig and Michelle Zubizarreta.

Gala sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now available. Sponsorships and tickets range from $1,000 to $75,000. For more information about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact Rhia Hunter at (305) 446-9910 ext. 108, or email or visit

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Bgcmia


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