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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Offers Summertime Fun with 2018 Summer Program for Area Youth


Who/When/What:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is once again offering exciting summer fun during its 2018 Summer Program for area youth, starting Monday, June 11 through Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.

Registration will open during Spring Break, which begins April 26, at four of the five Clubs, including the Hank Kline Club, Northwest Club, South Beach Club and Kendall Club. Just like the after-school program during the school year, the Summer Program enables children to learn values such as friendship, honesty and teamwork by providing a safe and secure environment where they can develop into productive and independent young adults.

The Summer Program is open to all boys and girls ages 5–16 (must be entering kindergarten in the fall; cannot turn 17 before Sept. 1, 2018), and run Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; however, counselors will be available to supervise children beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m.

The Summer Program at all Clubs is staffed by qualified full-time and summer staff.

During the Summer Programs, children participate in fun indoor activities such as arts & crafts, computer room, game room, table games, movie room, basketball and much more. Outdoor activities include all types of organized group games, and swimming at the South Beach Club. Field trips are also offered to exciting locations and events such as the movies, bowling, Chuck E. Cheese’s, swimming field trips for older groups and more.

A free nutritious lunch and afternoon snack is provided daily at no additional cost, or children may bring their own lunch. At each Club, awards will be given to recognize the boys and girls who have made a positive contribution to the Summer Program.

For more details about an individual Club’s Summer Program, please call the contact/phone number listed.

Where/Cost:

Hank Kline Club

2805 SW 32nd Avenue

Miami, Florida 33133

305-446-2654

8-week session: $450, 4-week session: $250

Northwest Club

10915 NW 14th Avenue

Miami, Florida 33167

305-758-5753

4 weeks sessions June 11-July 6 and July 9-August 3 @ $125 each session 

South Beach Club

1200 Michigan Ave.

Miami Beach, Florida

305-535-0070

4 weeks sessions June 11-July 6 and July 9 – August 3 @ $125 each session

Kendall Club

9475 North Kendall Drive

Miami, Florida 33176

305-279-3013

4 weeks session June 11-July 6 and July 9-August 3 @ $350 each session

How:

To register, parentsmust come in person to the specific Clubwhere their child(ren) will be attending the Summer Program. Mailed or faxed registration cards will not be accepted. Children will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is filled. Parents are encouraged to register early, as the Summer Program does sell out. With questions about the Summer Program or for more information, call Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Administrative Office at (305) 446-9910.

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.

A-Rod Returned “Home” to Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade on July 11 to Unveil Refurbished Teen Center/Baseball Field During MLB/Miami Marlins All-Star Week


Miami, Fla. — July 12, 2017 — Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod), FOX Sports analyst and 14-time Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star, who was a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade as a child/youth, helped lead today’s MLB/Miami Marlins All-Star Week festivities at the Kendall Club. Approximately 1,200 people attended the event.

The event, emceed by Miami Marlins TV play-by-play commentator Rich Waltz, included Miami Marlins Owner David Samson; All-Star Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton; Miami Marlins legends Andre Dawson, Jack McKeon and Charles Johnson; MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade President Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Boys & Girls Clubs of America President & CEO Jim Clark, and members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Board of Directors. Together, the group unveiled the renovated, state-of-the-art Teen Center and the beautiful exterior mural by renowned local artist David “LEBO” Le Batard as well as a refurbished Scotts Field, located across from the Teen Center.

After a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly-redesigned Teen Center, the group headed to the field refurbished by Scotts, the official lawn care company of MLB. There, Josh Peoples, vice president of Lawns Marketing at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company spoke; and A-Rod threw out the first pitch to J.J. Gomez, who currently attends Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

During his childhood years, Rodriguez attended Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, where he participated and flourished in its baseball program. At the event, he got emotional when speaking of his life-changing experiences at the club and meeting his baseball coach and mentor, Eddie Rodriguez.

Also during the event, Dr. Craig Spodak provided free preventative dental care and education for approximately 100 children through the All-Star Smiles Foundation, a non-profit organization which he founded with Stanton. The foundation is dedicated to eradicating childhood tooth decay.

The event was part of the MLB/Miami Marlins All-Star Week youth and community initiatives, and one of the All-Star Legacy projects revealed this week. As a complement to the midsummer celebration of baseball and the Miami Marlins, the All-Star Week youth & community initiatives seek to impact the lives of underserved and special needs youth, among other efforts.

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.

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.