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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.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 6th Annual “Claws for Kids” Private Brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab on Sunday, May 7


Miami, Fla.  April 15, 2017 — Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach will be the scene of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s May 7, 6th Annual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch. Not only will guests enjoy delicious stone crabs and other signature Joe’s cuisine without the wait, but proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by brunch at 12:30 p.m.

Located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139, Joe’s will be open for brunch on May 7 only for supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “Claws for Kids.” Menu items will include stone crabs, coleslaw, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach and Key Lime pie. For attendees who don’t eat stone crabs, main course options will be available.

Jimmy Morales, City Manager of the City of Miami Beach, will be honored at the event with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s ‘From the Heart Award,’ which honors a person, family or organization that has shown “overwhelming” support and constant dedication to the children of the community, including members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger of Sinatra Sounds Entertainment will provide entertainment.

Judy Kramer is the chair of this year’s event. Kramer, who has chaired the event four times, is a retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools executive. Also on the “Claws for Kids” committee are Special Events Chair Olga Guilarte; Connie Rebozo; Lisa Kramer; Mark Walker, M.D.; Rae Stein, Willie Ho, Kerrin Bermont, Vanessa Bertran, and Pam Guilarte.

“‘Claws for Kids’ continues to get better and better every year,” said Kramer. “We are pleased to invite guests to enjoy Joe’s delectable cuisine — without any wait — and raise funds to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many programs.”

“Claws for Kids” sponsorship opportunities are available. Table sponsorships range from $2,000 to $10,000. Underwriting opportunities are available, and individual tickets are priced at $250.

For more information about sponsorships, underwriting or tickets, please contact Anneleise Sanchez at (305) 446-9910 ext. 30, or via email at asanchez@bgcmia.org.

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 Joe’s Stone Crab

Joe’s Stone Crab, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013, was established when Joseph Weiss came to Miami for a change of climate to help his asthma. Weiss opened a lunch stand, originally offering fish and fries, on Miami Beach, which eventually evolved into today’s establishment. It is located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit www.joesstonecrab.com.

Get Your Nose on for Red Nose Day, May 25!


Red Nose DayA good deed a day keeps the doctor away! Thursday, May 25 is Red Nose Day so don’t be alarmed when you see many people sporting red noses. Red Nose Day is a day of laughter dedicated to raising money to ensure our children are safe, healthy, educated and empowered. Donations buy meals for kids, provide life-saving
vaccines, offer safe places to learn and play, clean water, access to education and so much more.

At Fort Lauderdale public relations firm, Durée & Company, we will be wearing our red noses once again in support of the campaign which distributes the money raised to several non-profit beneficiaries. We are honored to work closely with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, a chapter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and one of the campaign’s beneficiaries of Red Nose Day.

The D&Co dynamos are working with NBC6, the local affiliate of the official media sponsor, NBC, to spread the awareness of Red Nose Day. Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will be featured on NBC6’s “Six in the Mix” and on their newscasts highlighting the ways the cause helps educate, support and nurture the local families in their area. Be sure to tune in Thursday morning – the news will surely inspire you to get a little silly for a great cause!

Want in on the fun? Visit your local Walgreens to purchase your very own “Red Nose” and use the power of comedy to join the movement – and donate! Together we can work towards ending child poverty, one funny red nose at a time.

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 estatepublic relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public RelationsSocial MediaMarketingAdvertisingSpecial Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.