2014 Hall of Dreams Gala and Celebrity Golf Tournament
Benefiting Baptist Children's Hospital
Baptist Children’s Hospital gala chairs Lani Kahn Drody and Gene Drody with sons

The Baptist Children’s Hospital Foundation Hall of Dreams weekend kicked off on Friday, February 7 with a Celebrity Golf Tournament hosted by former Major League Baseball players Jorge Posada and Mike Lowell. The tournament was held at the Biltmore Hotel and each of the foursomes included an MLB alumni. PGA champion Tom Weiskopf was also on the course supporting Baptist Children’s Hospital. The Celebrity Golf tournament was chaired by Carlos and Victoria Lowell in partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and sponsored by Sazón Goya, Pacifica Real Estate and UBS.

On Saturday, February 8 the Hall of Dreams Gala welcomed nearly 500 guests – 100 of whom were children. The Gala was held at the Trump National Hotel and this year’s theme celebrated children of all ages. WPLG news anchor Laurie Jennings was mistress of ceremonies. The Hall of Dreams Gala was chaired by Gene Drody and Lani Kahn Drody, Peter and Gina Gardner, and Matthew and Cristina Sullivan. The honorary chair for the evening was Sherry Kranys, who generously donated $1 million to establish the Sherry Kranys Children’s Innovation Fund. Gala philanthropic chairs were John and Selene Devaney.

Major sponsors to the Hall of Dreams Gala were BenTrust Financial, Inc., Bacardi, Sheridan Healthcare and Ocean Bank. The Hall of Dreams weekend raised more than $740,000. Proceeds will be used to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Care Center and the Children’s Cancer Caring Center at Baptist Children’s Hospital.

If you would like to contribute to the wellbeing of our youngest patients and support Baptist Children’s Hospital, please contact Nicole de Lara Puente, director of development, Baptist Health Foundation, at 786-596-3429, or email NicoleDel@Baptisthealth.net.

Honorary chair Sherry Kranys with Lindsay Trax

Arlene and Randy Lee

Event sponsor Terry Curry of Ocean Bank, Laurie Jennings, and event sponsors Dr. Tony Andrulonis of Sheridan Healthcare and Frank Carreras of Ben Trust Financial, Inc.

Laurie Jennings and cancer survivor Daniela Hoyos

Barry T. Katzen, M.D., and Judith Katzen with Elizabeth and Bo Boulenger

Alicia Hathaway and Jose Gonzalez

Ernesto Valdes, M.D., and Lourdes Valdes

Kerri Topping and gala philanthropic chair Selene Devaney

Doured Daghistani, M.D., Lee Klein, The Honorable Judge Marilyn Millian and Sofi Schlesinger

Fernando Mendoza, M.D., with sons Fernando and Alberto.

Gala co-chairs Lani Kahn Drody, Gina Gardner and Cristina Sullivan

Lane and Macarena Jones with children

Charlotte and Jeff Hicks with children

Golf tournament chairs Victoria and Carlos Lowell

Jorge Posada, Kristian Caparros and Mike Lowell

Laurie and Tom Weiskopf

Karel Foti and Jorge Posada

Gabriel Guerra, Joel Benes, Lenny Harris, Lisa Power and Michael Harris

Honorary Chair Sherry Kranys (center) with Family

Neil and Heather Sosler with children, and parents Judith and Barry T. Katzen, M.D.

Children take the stage

Dr. Fernando and Elsa Mendoza

Representative Michael and Vivian Bileca

Representative Jose Felix Diaz and wife Therese