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National Volunteer Month


April is National Volunteer Month, and Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company is happy to suggest some fun ways to participate! D&Co is proud to represent and support a number of nonprofit clients who make an extraordinary difference in the community. One of our favorite quotes in the D&Co office is “Don’t give back, just give.” So, in honor of National Volunteer Month, here are some ways to get involved in the South Florida community, whether it be volunteering or participating in nonprofit events.

Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K – On April 30 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, more than 2,000 walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving. Help make our community a safer place by signing up to walk or run in this fun-filled event. Volunteer Chairperson and National Board Member Heather Geronemus established the Fort Lauderdale event in 2011. Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $1 million for MADD Broward & Palm Beach. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs.

FLIPANY – FLIPANY’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. On June 2, volunteers will be building a new playground for children in the community. The best part? Children were challenged to draw images of their ideal playground, and those drawings will be used to pick out the equipment! Click here for more information on volunteering with FLIPANY.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade – BGCMIA provides great futures to today’s youth. You can get involved by being a special events volunteer or club volunteer assisting with the members. Special events volunteers assist with the Clubs’ big fundraisers, including the annual “Claws for Kids” happening in just a few weeks on May 7. They have both one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities, so you can do what works best for your schedule.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami – Get involved with MOCA by joining their docent program, interning, or volunteering during Art Basel or other special events. Docents and volunteers will learn about the various exhibitions at the museum and broaden their knowledge of contemporary art. During Art Basel, volunteers experience behind-the-scenes work at Miami’s most prestigious art events.

All four of these organizations do so much to make our community a better place and we couldn’t thank them enough. Do your part and get involved this month, or anytime! They truly appreciate all their volunteers and know that they couldn’t do it without all the support they receive from those who donate their 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 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.

Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 6th Annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge, Featuring Jay & Other MLB Players, to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade


Jay, Chicago Cubs Outfielder and Miami Native,  to Host Event Open to the Public at Splitsville Lanes

 What/Who:

Jon Jay, Chicago Cubs outfielder, player on the St. Louis Cardinals World Championship team, Miami native and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, will host the 6th annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge. All event proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Project Learn After-School Program, serving Club members in grades K–8.

Along with other Major League Baseball stars and local celebrities, Jay will bowl with attendees during the fun-filled fundraising event. The evening will include red carpet arrivals, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, exciting bowling matches and more. Sponsorships are available.

“We’re very thankful that Jon Jay is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade for the sixth consecutive year to offer this exciting community event,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. “Through the efforts of Jon and many others who support Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, we are able to continue to make a difference in the lives of many area youths.”

“The enthusiastic response to this event has been fantastic over the past five years, and we’re looking forward to raising even more funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade in 2017,” said Jay.

When:

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 6–9 p.m.

6 p.m.                      Red carpet arrivals/media availability

6:15 p.m.              Cocktails/hors d’oeuvres

6:30 p.m.              Opening remarks/Bowling Challenge begins

8:45 p.m.              Winners announced

9 p.m.                      Event concludes

Where:

Splitsville Lanes

5701 Sunset Drive

Miami, FL 33143

Cost/Sponsorships:

Individual tickets: $475 per bowling team (five people), $125 per individual bowler (single bowlers will be matched with other single bowlers), $75 per individual non-bowler

Sponsorships: Event sponsorships range from $2,000 to $10,000.

How:

For sponsorship or additional event information, call Jennifer Brasile at CAA Sports at 212-277-9000 or jennifer.brasile@caa.com. To purchase individual or team bowling tickets, non-bowling tickets, become a sponsor, and for more information, visit www.jonjaychallenge.com.

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 title sponsor FMSbonds, Inc.:

FMSbonds, Inc. is a municipal bond firm that provides bond investors with exceptional value and insight in the tax-free municipal bond market. Co-founded by James A. Klotz and Paul Feinsilver in 1978, the firm’s South Florida offices are located in North Miami Beach and Boca Raton. For more information, visit www.fmsbonds.com.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Present “Wild About Kids” Gala, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, on Nov. 12, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne


Who/What:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is gearing up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Gala on Nov. 12, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. 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 hosted by NCL, followed by dinner, the program, dancing and live entertainment. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and socialites will be among the over 450 anticipated guests who will enjoy a themed-evening full of surprises, luxurious and unique auction items, and much more. Guests will also have a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations.

“Wild About Kids” Gala chairs are Juan Jose Delgado and Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, and Jorge Luis and Marile Lopez. During the festivities, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will honor Alexandra Villoch, president and publisher of Miami Herald Media Company, with the Community Builder Award; and Judith Kramer, retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools executive, with the Charles “Bebe” Rebozo Humanitarian Award.

Gala sponsorships are available. For more information about sponsorships, visit http://bit.ly/BGCGala2016 and click on the “Gala and Sponsorship Information” link, or contact Arthur Hernandez at 305-446-9910 ext. 13 or ahernandez@bgcmia.org.

When:

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016

6:30 p.m.–12 a.m. Cocktail Reception and Gala

Where:

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

455 Grand Bay Dr.

Key Biscayne, FL 33149

How:

To purchase tickets for the “Wild About Kids” Gala, visit http://bit.ly/BGCGala2016 and click on the “Registration Form” link, or contact Arthur Hernandez at 305-446-9910 ext. 13 or ahernandez@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.