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Friends of Jack & Jill Center to Host 18th Annual PediatrixFlip Flops on the Docks on March 18, 2023

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center invite the community to leave their heels and ties at home to attend their renowned signature event, the 18th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks at the scenic Lauderdale Yacht Club on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

This casual soirée overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway will feature relaxed tropical beach décor, delicious drinks, fabulous food and live music on the docks at Lauderdale Yacht Club. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on luxurious items in live and virtual silent auctions.

All proceeds will benefit Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. Since it was established in 1999, The Friends of Jack & Jill Center has raised over $5.25 million and volunteered countless hours to improve the lives of the Center's children and families.

Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education and family strengthening programs to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 26,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942.

Event sponsorships ranging from $2,500–$20,000 are available at Naming opportunities are still available for $5,000 per naming right. Individual tickets are available for $250.

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center thank the sponsors for their generous support. Pediatrix is serving as the event’s Title Sponsor. The Lauderdale Yacht Club member sponsors are Maria and Kyle Meyer.


Saturday, March 18, 2023

6:30–10:30 p.m.


Lauderdale Yacht Club

1725 SE 12th St

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


To attend the event or become a sponsor, visit or contact Jennifer Swercheck, Director of Special Events, at or at (954) 463-8772, ext. 206.

Guests may purchase individual tickets for $250.

About Jack & Jill Center

Jack & Jill Center’s mission is to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. It achieves its mission by focusing on both the children and family units as a whole, so that the entire household, children and parents alike, are able to reach their full potential. Since 1942, Jack & Jill Center has served more than 26,000 children and families in South Florida. It currently serves as a NAEYC-accredited year-round early learning program for children aged six weeks through preschool, as well as an elementary school. The Madelaine Halmos Academy’s (MHA) new state-of-the-art elementary school building, an expansion of Jack & Jill Center’s Early Education Center, debuted in April 2021. Serving students from high-need working families in kindergarten–fifth grade, the transformational project, is geared to prepare students for success in career and life and be one of the highest-performing schools in Broward County. For more information about Jack & Jill visit,,,, or call 954.463.8772.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Jack & Jill Center


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