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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 14th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala at The Biltmore Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is excited to announce it will host its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Gala back in person at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with registration, followed by a cocktail reception, and dinner in the Grand Ballroom at 8 p.m. Guests will once again enjoy dinner, dancing, live entertainment and an exciting program Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has faithfully delivered for 14 years.

The evening, set amid a tropical forest of brilliant, lush greens and soft light, opens with a cocktail reception, courtesy of Bacardi and a stellar silent auction in the courtyard, featuring high-end items and exceptional luxury experiences. The three-course dinner will be held in the Grand Ballroom, where Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will honor notable alumni, inducting them into the Class of 2022 Alumni Hall of Fame. The evening will feature a special performance by Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s youth members’ performing a musical showcase. The evening will conclude with live music, a DJ set and dancing. The silent auction will close out the event at 10:30 pm.

South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and influencers will be among the guests, who will enjoy a themed-evening full of surprises, a silent auction and much more. Guests will also have a special opportunity at the event to sponsor a child through donations.

The proceeds raised will fund the Clubs’ crucial programs including its educational after school programs, tutoring and homework assistance, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs. These programs help children realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

The 14th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala is co-chaired once again by former Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO, Andy Stuart and his wife Allison Stuart, both long-time supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. Olga Guilarte, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Committee, is the special event chair.

Gala committee members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors include Tom Bezold, Liana De Mena, Jackie Gonzalez, Maria Luisa Gonzalez, Rudy Lleonart, Yuni Navarro, Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado and Richard Rodriguez.  Additional committee members include Jane Barrellier, Lisa Mendelson, Lily Pardo, Marianne Schmidhofer, Laura Sequeira, Rae Stein and Yolanda Valencia.

“It’s an honor to host our 14th Annual ‘Wild About Kids’ Gala at the stunning Biltmore Hotel and we look forward to seeing everyone back in person,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. “We are incredibly grateful and humbled by the continued support of our returning co-chairs Andy and Allison Stuart, our board members and our donors who are committed to providing great futures for our area youth.”

“Allison and I are excited to have the gala back, after two years of not holding the event, and we are honored to return as co-chairs of Boys & Girls Clubs most significant fundraiser of the year,” said Andy Stuart. “We look forward to enjoying a wonderful night full of exceptional entertainment, dancing and dinner while raising much needed funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs.”

For more information about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact Rhia Hunter at (305) 446-9910 ext. 108, or email or visit

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1946. 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 area youth and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream. For more information, please visit,,,, or call 305.446.9910.

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