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A-Rod and Giancarlo Stanton Visit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade for All-Star Week Event


Events can be stressful for publicists, but throwing a celebrity into the mix elevates the event to a whole new level. Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, an alumnus of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, recently returned home to the club where he learned how to play baseball. The purpose of his trip, which took place during MLB All-Star Week, was to open the new Teen Center and its beautiful mural by renowned local artist David “LEBO” Le Batard at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Kendall Club and dedicate the refurbished baseball fields by throwing out the first pitch. Having the celebrity component plus an All-Star event meant The D&Co Dynamos were needed on deck for some serious media attention for our client, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade!

The Dynamos from Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company rallied the forces to spread the word about this MLB All-Star Legacy event far and wide. With all of our publicists on base, our team hit for the fences, outreaching to media for onsite event coverage spanning not only our local market but the national market. Thanks to our extensive media relationships and networking, we were able to personally secure local and national media to attend. We also utilized our far-reaching relationships to coordinate interview opportunities. The Dynamos provided staffing onsite and navigated on-camera opportunities with our client, as well as real-time social media coverage via Facebook Live.

But there was no seventh-inning stretch for The Dynamos! The ladies continued post-event media outreach by managing post-event requests for images and b-roll, hitting a grand slam for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and garnering media coverage that reached both national and international audiences. Media outlets included ESPN, “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra!”; local TV coverage on WFOR CBS 4, WTJV NBC 6 and WSVN FOX 7; the New York Post and New York Daily News; as well as Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, People en Español and our local Miami Herald. 

The event was part of the MLB/Miami Marlins All-Star Week youth and community initiatives that seek to impact the lives of underserved and special needs youth. The guest list was star-studded, boasting VIP attendees such as Miami Marlins Owner David Samson; All-Star Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton; Miami Marlins legends Andre Dawson, Jack McKeon and Charles Johnson; and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. A-Rod gave an emotional speech about the life-changing experiences he had at the Club and meeting his baseball coach and mentor, Eddie Rodriguez. Following the ceremony, Stanton’s charity, All-Star Smiles Foundation, provided free preventative dental care and education for approximately 100 children with Dr. Craig Spodak, DDS.

All-Star Marlins Alex Rodriguez

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

D&Co Supports Give Miami Day


Give Miami DayAt Fort Lauderdale PR firm Duree & Company we always proud of our non-profit clients that work hard to make a difference in their communities. We love and appreciate the many opportunities they give us to support them and make an impact. Although we are continuously supporting our nonprofits, the holiday season is a very special time for them. This year, we would like to recognize a few of our non-profit clients that will be participating in a day dedicated solely to giving back.

The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day is one of the most exciting annual giving events for South Floridians. It takes place every year just before Thanksgiving. This year, Give Miami Day will begin on November 17 at 12:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 a.m. on November 18. This day allows individuals in South Florida to make a philanthropic impact within the community by coming together and supporting local nonprofit organizations. The Miami Foundation shows its appreciation for the generosity of the community by providing a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000. To learn more about prizes you can win for participating click here.

D&Co clients participating this year include:

Be sure to mark your calendars, because the clock will start ticking at midnight on Nov. 17 and stop at midnight on Nov. 18! To learn more about how to assist with philanthropic giving and what impact your donation can do click here.

Happy giving season!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

On Sept. 14, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Kendall Club Received New Dream Court™ in Honor of Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova


Navratilova and Nancy Lieberman Spoke to Club Members During Dedication Ceremony

Miami, Fla. – Sept. 15, 2016 Court sports are about to heat up for the youth of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. On Sept. 14, Nancy Lieberman Charities Founder, Basketball Hall-of-Famer, two-time Olympian and NBA Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Nancy Lieberman; WorldVentures Foundation™ and Sport Court opened a Dream Court™ at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Kendall Club. The Dream Court was opened in a tribute to Tennis Hall-of-Famer Martina Navratilova.

Dream Courts are top-quality, multipurpose play spaces with the goal of providing children in underserved communities a safe area to play basketball, interact socially, and learn important lessons about teamwork and good sportsmanship. The Kendall Club’s Dream Court is the 31st court installed to date in Boys & Girls Clubs and community parks across the country. It is 48 feet by 80 feet and will serve as a multipurpose court for tennis, volleyball and, of course, basketball. The court was built by local CourtBuilders™ Sport Court Florida.

The court is a gift from Nancy Lieberman, who is honoring longtime friend Navratilova for her great impact on the game of tennis and as an inspirational leader to women in sports, with a contribution from the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade President Alex Rodriguez-Roig served as the emcee for the event. He reminisced about his 20 years of service at the Kendall Club before introducing Navratilova.

Speaking directly to the youth in attendance, Navratilova encouraged them to “play whatever sport you can imagine and wherever you are. I got my start hitting against a wall. Now you have a nice court to play on and you never know where it will take you,” she said.

She also recognized the work of Nancy Lieberman Charities. “What a great thing you started with WorldVentures Foundation and are making happen,” she said. “Well done, Nancy!”

Nancy Lieberman shared her sentiments during the dedication ceremony, referring to her friend as one of greatest tennis players of all time. “I didn’t have any female role models growing up,” said Lieberman. She said to Navratilova, “Thank you for teaching me to do good things and to give back.”

Lieberman also spoke of her partnership with WorldVentures and the WorldVentures Foundation who “helped me realize my vision of the Dream Courts. Young kids need a safe place to play, where they’re not judged, just loved and taken care of.”

Lieberman, a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, made history in the summer of 2015 when she was hired by the Sacramento Kings, becoming just the second female assistant coach in NBA history. She broke down gender and cultural barriers at the young age of 11 when she first started playing basketball at Rucker Park in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

Following the ribbon-cutting, Lieberman, accompanied by members of Boys & Girls Clubs Miami-Dade, a USTA representative, WorldVentures Independent Representatives and DreamTrips™ Members, officially opened the court with her signature half-court backwards shot. Navratilova and Lieberman, two female sports legends, hit a few tennis balls together while Kendall Club kids broke in their new court.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade  

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five Clubs serving thousands of boys and girls year round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream. For more information, please visit www.bgcmia.org.

About WorldVentures

WorldVentures Marketing, LLC, a privately held company based in Plano, Texas, is a global travel club that sells memberships providing a diverse set of lifestyle products and experiences. The company uses the direct sales model to go to market with active Representatives and Members in 29 countries. www.worldventures.com

About Nancy Lieberman Charities

Nancy Lieberman Charities was established in 2009 with the mission to provide a healthy physical, emotional and mental environment for young girls and boys to build their self-esteem and confidence so they will be able to make the right choices in the future. Nancy Lieberman is dedicated to expanding and ensuring that educational and sports opportunities exist for youth through her basketball camps and clinics, DreamCourt projects, college scholarships, backpack and laptop programs. www.nancyliebermancharities.org