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Gulliver Preparatory's Robert Burns, a superstar running back, will represent the Gulliver Raiders at the prestigious Under Armour All-America High School Football Game in Orlando on New Year's Day. Burns was presented his honorary game jersey at the American Family Insurance Selection Tour, and his selection for the January 1 classic by ESPN Recruiting means Burns is considered among the top rushers in the nation. ESPN rates Burns the eighth-best running back in the country and the 16th-best player overall in football-rich Florida. He has played at Gulliver since his freshman year and will take the field for one final game before heading off to the University of Miami, where he is expected to make an impact right away for the Hurricanes.
The EBeauty Community Inc. hosted its annual Yoga in the Park event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and lit up the New World Center in PINK, ending with a cocktail reception. EBeauty Community Inc. is a non-profit organization that aims to support women undergoing cancer treatments. The event was sponsored by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and yoga was led by Amy Dannheim, Dawn B. Feinberg, Lina Vallejo and Paula Walker with demonstrations by Olga Luna.
Art enthusiasts and guests of MOCA were on hand to greet Rolando Peña, introduced by Natasha Colebrook-Williams, MOCA's Interim Director. The artist, who has been actively working since 1958, was also joined by curator Jorge Luis Gutierrez who shared his vision for "Black Gold", the latest exhibition in MOCA’s storied succession of cutting-edge contemporary art presentations. In this exhibition, Peña explores oil as a substance that has marked the destiny of modern and contemporary life. Pictured: Peña (right) with MOCA's guests.
Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE) won this month's Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau's Small Business Pitch Challenge. Based in the heritage community of Little Haiti, MUCE pops up impressive art fairs, galleries and community events all around Miami. Bringing art to every community, the company believes that we owe it to our children and ancestors to preserve our heritage and to diversify the artistic landscape.
Turnberry Ocean Club hosted ONE Sotheby's International Realty Power Women's Luncheon where real estate met fashion. Led by Mayi de La Vega, guests enjoyed showcases from the Aventura Mall's most luxurious brands including St. John Knits, Caudalie, Charlotte Tilbury, Fendi, Le Labo Fragrances and Emilio Pucci. Pictured: Cristina Aguilar, VanessaStabile, Gabriella deAlmeida, MarianaShulga, Nikol Solares, Julissa Duarte, Mayi de la Vega, Sandra Arguello, Diana Izquierdo, Phoebe White, Kayla Barrera, Jennifer Santana.
Miami Children’s Museum kicked off their gala season at an event hosted by Terra’s 87 Park. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and champagne as the 2017 gala theme Le Grand Carnaval! was revealed. The gala, set for March 11, will honor Museum Chairman Jeff Berkowitz when guests will be transported to a vintage fête complete with fan fair, live entertainment, a luxurious auction and a special culinary experience. Pictured: Chairs Michael Comras, Daniela Swaebe, Christy & David Martin with Honoree Jeff Berkowitz in the center.
Congratulate Overtown Youth Center's Executive Director Tina Brown for being recognized by United Way of Miami-Dade. Over the summer she was honored with the Monsignor Walsh Outstanding Human Services Professional Award. This award recognizes a human services professional who has dedicated his/her career to helping others. (Tina Brown is second from left.)
The Zoological Wildlife Foundation (ZWF Miami) welcomes the arrival of its newest male lion cub, "Bosu" (pictured), along with a female Amur Leopard cub named "Masha." Bosu's mother stopped nursing him and his two siblings when they were just two weeks of age, and he was given to the foundation by a private zoo. Masha was born in a Kansas wildlife park. Native to Russia, there are only 70 Amur Leopards left in the wild, making them critically endangered. ZWF Miami is located at 16225 S.W. 172nd Avenue in Miami.
Baptist Health South Florida and TD Bank, together with the Orange Bowl, distributed shoes to South Florida youth as part of the Orange Bowl “Kicks for Kids” program. Schools across Miami-Dade and Broward counties banded together for a friendly competition to raise shoes for “Kicks for Kids,” resulting in more than 2,500 pairs of shoes gathered this year. Pictured: OBIE and kids are all smiles after receiving new shoes for the school year at Family Central Inc. in North Lauderdale.
South Florida high-schooler Sabrina Stewart, daughter of Caribbean Hotelier Gordon “Butch” Stewart, has kick-started her summer in a non-traditional style. Instead of simply packing her suitcase with trendy sunglasses and bikinis in preparation of sun, sea and sand, Sabrina and four of her friends packed up much-needed supplies for local schools and pregnant teenagers in support of the Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International. An advocate for “Voluntourism,” Sabrina launched a GoFundMe campaign with the objective of raising funds for several educational projects she pinpointed in Jamaica. She has successfully raised a combined value of $7500 US in cash and in-kind donations.