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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 is Gearing Up to Get Strikes with MLB Players & Celebrities!


Jon Jay & FriendsWe at award-winning PR firm Durée & Company will be elated to get a strike – and surprisingly, so will Major League Baseball players – at the 5th annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge on Jan. 16 at Splitsville Lanes in Miami. The fun-filled event, hosted by Jon Jay, San Diego Padres outfielder, Miami native and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade’s Project Learn After-School Program.

Not only will Jay be in attendance, but many of his MLB friends, as well as other celebrities, will be lacing up their bowling shoes for this great cause. In fact, at last year’s Bowling Challenge, Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen, football star Olivier Vernon, and baseball stars including Yonder Alonso, Chris Marrero, Matt Holliday and Gio Gonzalez struck out to enjoy the evening.

D&Co with Andy CohenCheck out just a few reasons why we at D&Co are eagerly anticipating this star-studded event:

  • Red carpet arrivals (Major League Baseball stars and local celebrities)
  • Enticing hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
  • An exciting bowling challenge

The event is open to the public (attendees can bowl or simply watch the friendly competition.) Tickets are $75 per individual non-bowler, $125 per individual bowler, and $475 per bowling team (five people.) Tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased here.

This event is one of many that we at D&Co are looking forward to working with in 2016 to support our esteemed non-profit clients, such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

Why not join us, MLB stars and other celebrities for the 5th annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge – it’s right up your alley!

Ready … Set … Go!


Running woman runner with green vegetable smoothie. Fitness andThe new year is here, so get your athletic shoes ready because award-winning PR firm Durée & Company is quickly moving forward, and we invite you to join us! From speedy races to a nice day of golf, there are numerous opportunities to get involved with D&Co’s non-profit clients. What better way to start off the new year than getting in shape and giving back to the community? Below are a few upcoming events:

Jan. 16 – 5th annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
Have you ever dreamed about bowling with a celebrity? Now is your chance! Jon Jay of the San Diego Padres will be hosting this event to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Project Learn After-School Program, serving Club members in grades K–8.

Jan. 27 – 2016 La Croix Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by ADT brought to you by Ultimate Software Kick-Off Party at Artserve
Enjoy delicious bites from BRIO Tuscan Grille, mocktails by LaCroix and ice cream by Artica during this meaningful event to help raise awareness and end drunk driving.

March 12 – Feeding South Florida’s 6th annual Outrun Hunger 5K Walk/Run at Charnow Park
Join the mission to end hunger in South Florida by walking/running miles for meals. Participate as an individual or create a team.

March 14 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade 49th Annual Golf Classic at Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
Get your golf clubs ready for a day of golf! This event offers participants the choice to play for fun or at the competitive level. An awards banquet and ceremony follows the tournament.

corporate run 2015April 7 – Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Fort Lauderdale
This will be D&Co’s second year participating in this race, an enjoyable way to get the whole office networking with other area companies.

April 24 – 2016 La Croix Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by ADT brought to you by Ultimate Software at Huizenga Plaza
Support MADD’s mission to stop drunk driving and make our community a safer place by signing up to walk or run in this fun-filled event.

We hope you will join us in supporting these causes and making a difference in our community. Lace up your sneakers, dust off your bowling ball, and start practicing your swing – because these events will be here before you know it!