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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 15th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala at The Loews Coral Gables Hotel on Oct. 28

By June 7, 2023No Comments

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is excited to announce it will host its annual “Wild About Kids” Gala, with the theme Motown, at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a three-course dinner in the Alhambra Ballroom at 8 p.m. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and influencers will be among the guests who will be transported back to the Motown era with dinner, dancing, live entertainment, an engaging program and more to support great futures for Miami-Dade area youth.

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

DJ Sama alongside the Carlos Oliva Band will provide the soundtrack for the evening with classic hits from the Motown era including Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson 5 and so much more. Guests will also enjoy a unique themed-musical performance from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s youth members.

Supporters will have a special opportunity to sponsor a child through donations and participate in a silent auction featuring high-end items and exceptional luxury experiences.

The 15th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala is co-chaired once again by long-time Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade supporters Board Chair Andy Stuart and his wife Allison Stuart, who is on the Board of Directors. 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, Maria Luisa Gonzalez, Rudy Lleonart, Kristina Perez-Cubas, Karen Rodriguez and Richard Rodriguez. Additional committee members include Susan Abraham, Allison Blumenthal, Lisa Mendelson, Lily Pardo, Susan Samas, Marianne Schmidhofer, Rae Stein, Meredith Virnig and Michelle Zubizarreta.

“We’re excited to host our 15th Annual ‘Wild About Kids’ Gala at The Loews Coral Gables Hotel with the special theme of Motown,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. “We are incredibly grateful for 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. The annual event will help us continue to raise funds to serve the Clubs’ many positive programs, support the Capital Campaign to completely rebuild the Northwest Club into a state-of-the-art facility and expand the new sixth Club.”

“Allison and I are honored to return as co-chairs for the ‘Wild About Kids’ Gala,” said Andy Stuart. “We look forward to enjoying an exceptional evening of entertainment, dancing and dinner while raising crucial funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs.”

Gala sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now available. Sponsorships and tickets range from $1,000 to $75,000. 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 six Clubs and sites combined 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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