Miami Bridge Bridge to the Stars Fundraiser 4/16/11

Virtual Bowling, Billiards and Dancing for Miami’s Only Emergency Shelter for Children and Teens
Saturday, April 16
JW Marriott Marquis Miami

The event is $200 for a single reservation. Anyone interested can call 305.636.3520.

Miami Bridge to Host Highly Anticipated Bridge to the Stars Fundraiser
Poolside soirée to help “build a bridge” to a better future for abused, neglected and abandoned children and teens

As the sun sets over downtown Miami next Saturday, April 16, the ‘stars’ will be out in support of Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. Dozens of notable community leaders and activists will be in attendance for the not-for-profit’s 26th annual fundraiser, Bridge to the Stars, taking place at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami hotel. The event, the “must attend” of the season, will be poolside and will feature virtual bowling, billiards, music and dancing.

“This fundraiser, the biggest to date for Miami Bridge, is sure to be one of the most memorable in our organization’s history,” said Mary Andrews, Executive Director of Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc. “Bridge to the Stars will pay tribute to our network of supporters whose dedication to cause and community has helped further our mission, rescuing those in greatest need from a life of victimization and crime.”

Miami Bridge, the City’s only emergency shelter for children and teenagers ages 10-17, provides critical services to youth in crisis including counseling, family counseling and education. Funds raised through Bridge to the Stars will go toward bolstering that outreach.

Attendees will not only have access to some of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami’s renowned amenities, including its virtual bowling alley, but a silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Bridge to the Stars will be co-chaired by Kim Bacardi, Alfred Karram, Jr., Natasha Lowell, Natacha Munilla and Judy Reinach. Sponsors include Bacardi, BenTrust Financial, Coastal Construction Group, Lamar Homes and Thunder Electrical Contractors, Inc.

About Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc, a not-for-profit organization operating out of Northwest Miami-Dade and Homestead for more than 20 years, provides emergency shelter, food and counseling for troubled youths and their families. The organization, which acts as a catalyst for new beginnings, works to rescue kids from lives of victimization and crime, and provides them with structure in a stable and nurturing environment. Miami Bridge shelters more than 800 children and counsels more than 550 families every year, providing them with solutions, alternatives and hope. For more information on Miami Bridge or to get involved, call 305-636-3520 or visit