Boys and Girls Clubs Wild About Kids Gala at Four Seasons Brickell 10/20/12

Boys & Girls Clubs "Wild About Kids" Gala at Four Seasons Brickell
boysgirlsSaturday, Oct. 20, 2012
Cocktail reception begins at 7 p.m.
Dinner and program begins at 8 p.m.
After party begins at 10:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Brickell
1435 Brickell Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131

Gala tickets are priced at $325 per person. After party tickets are priced at $50 per person.
For tickets and table and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Astrid H. Ehrenstein, director of special events and development at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or aehrenstein@bgcmia.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host its sixth annual “Wild About Kids” black-tie optional gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Brickell. Gala proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and its many positive programs for 10,000 area children who need them the most.
 
The Gala was voted one of BizBash’s Top 100 Events of 2011. BizBash selects annual gatherings based on their impact on their respective industries and communities (and on the city) while innovating to stay on top.
 
Guests will enjoy a unique “live” red carpet welcome, as well as a cocktail reception, live music, dinner, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, and more.
 
Celebrity South Florida artist David “LEBO” Le Batard, who has supported Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade in the past, is donating a piece of his original artwork inspired by the organization’s mission statement to the silent auction. A step-by-step photographic documentation of the painting in progress, as well as a short video of LEBO, will be shown at the gala. LEBO is also leading two to three workshops at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s after school programs throughout the year to help enrich and awaken the “artist” in participants. 
 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumna 13-year-old Elizabeth Elias will sing the national anthem to kick off the dinner program. A singer, dancer and model, Elias recently sang the national anthem at the June 23 Miami Marlins game.
 
Attendees, including South Florida’s top community leaders, will have the opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations. Once again, the gala emcee will be Lynn Martinez, anchor of WSVN’s Deco Drive.
 
The gala is chaired by Lana DeSimone, Irene Korge and Eris Thomas.
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Current sponsors are: Presenting Sponsor Miami Marlins Foundation, Silver Sponsor Hamilton Yacht Group South Florida, Bronze Sponsors Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm, Matty’s Sports, Coral Gables Executive Physicians, The Bermont Advisory Group and Irene Korge; Media Sponsor Miami magazine, Liquor Sponsor Bacardi and Wine Sponsor Epica Wines.
 
Lots of surprises are in store for this year’s attendees.
 
Attendees will have the option to continue the celebration at an after party at the Four Seasons, which will include a full bar and tapas-style food. Admission to the after party is $50 per person.

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