34th Biscayne Bay Gala
Nat Moore Named 2013 Citizen of the Year By Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club
2013 honoree Nat Moore, auctioneer Jim Gall and 2012 honoree Rodney Barreto

An ensemble from the South Florida Youth Symphony, one of the nation’s leading youth orchestras, played during the cocktail hour.

Table Setting against Miami Skyline

Fine art and jewelry were among the many silent auction items

Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver and community activist Nat Moore accepted the 2013 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award from the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club at its highly successful 34th Biscayne Bay Gala. The event, held at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom, attracted more than 300 and raised more than $100,000 for the club’s many philanthropic activities.

Past recipients of this award include Dolphins Founder Joe Robbie, Coach Jimmy Johnson, Broadcaster Ralph Renick, Miami Commissioner Athalie Range, U.S. Rep. William “Bill” Lehman, former Miami Herald Publisher David Lawrence, Jr., Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, Richard Baron, Joseph Klock, Jr., Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Rodney Barreto and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients Dr. Pedro Greer, Jr., U.S. Rep. Dante B. Fascell, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

“It was a pleasure for us to honor Nat this year,” said Biscayne Bay Kiwanis President Will Reich. “He loves Miami and has done so much for the South Florida community. We recognized him with this award especially for his outstanding work for children.”

The award is named for Michael Shores, a philanthropically minded attorney, who made numerous contributions to the Miami-Dade County community throughout his life.

Moore, currently serving as Senior Vice President of the Miami Dolphins, was a standout wide receiver during his 13-year tenure with the Dolphins, breaking nearly every career receiving record for the team and held those records until 1991. Moore, who played in two Super Bowls, still stands second on the Dolphins all-time career receiving touchdowns list with 74.

Moore’s success in football carried over into his personal life by giving unselfishly of his time to many charitable causes in South Florida where he grew up and attended Miami Edison Senior High School, followed by a stellar career at the University of Florida. His endeavors off the field, including long-term relationships with several nonprofits, resulted in Moore's being named the 1984 NFL “Man of the Year.” He also earned the 1986 Byron White Humanitarian Award for his service to his team, community and country.

“I am honored to be recognized by the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club,” said Moore. “This is a great organization that serves the children of Miami’s inner city, where I grew up. Being able to give back by being part of this fundraising effort is especially meaningful to me and my family.”

In addition to ticket sales, sponsorships and both live and silent auctions, the Kiwanis Club raised funds via a raffle for the Miami Dolphins’ All-Access Away Game Experience, an all-inclusive trip—on the team plane—with the Dolphins when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers December 8 at Heinz Field. More than 150 tickets were sold for the auction—won by local chiropractor Barry Burak—raising more than $15,000.

The law firm of Diaz Reus was a Diamond Sponsor of the event. Gold Sponsors included: The Miami Dolphins; South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee; Baron, Breslin & Sarmiento P.A.; Lowy & Cook P.A.; Law Offices of Cordero, Richardson, Compo & Associates; Rasco Klock; and the South Florida Luxury Guide. Silver Sponsors included: Shohat, Lowey & Shohat P.A.; Green and Kahn P.L.; and the Albertelli Law Firm.

For more information on the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club—including joining as an individual or corporation—contact Will Reich at 305-814-2225 or visit the club's website at www.biscaynebaykiwanis.org.

The silent auction had a wide variety of items, include sports memorabilia

Biscayne Bay President-Elect Todd Paton, left, with guest and honoree Nat Moore (third from right)

Former Miami Dolphins center Dwight Stevenson (left) and Mark Duper (right) were among the more than 300 people who came to honor Nat Moore, second from right. With Nat is his wife, Pat.

A view of the crowded silent auction/cocktail party

Dr. Barry Burak, right, one of South Florida’s leading chiropractors, won the evening’s raffle and will travel with the Dolphins for their December 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers

Enjoying the evening (from left to right): Ferin Richardson (Nat Moore Foundation), Natalie Parker, Tiffanie Moore, Melanie Rock, Trellanee Moore-Adderley (daughters of honoree Nat Moore), Kenya Wilson (Miami Dolphins), Erika Favors (Nat Moore Foundation), and Courtney Baker, Kim Costello and Ann Hake (Miami Dolphins)

Biscayne Bay Kiwanis President-Elect Todd Patton, right, greets some of the evening’s attendees

Attendees look over the many items in the event’s silent auction

Rick Freedman of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis, right, sells another raffle ticket. More than 150 tickets were sold beforehand and during the evening, raising more than $15,000 for the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis’ many youth-oriented programs

The crowd—more than 300 in all—enter the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island

Jenny Penchon, Pat Moore, Bob Penchon, 2013 Citizen of the Year Nat Moore and Moore’s four daughters, Melanie Rock, Trellanee Moore-Adderley, Natalie Parker and Tiffany Moore.

Mark Duper, one of the Miami Dolphins’ all-time greats (seated, center) is surrounded by various guests and Kiwanis officials

Hall of Fame center Dwight Stephenson, seated, center, with an admiring crowd surrounding him

Enjoying the evening are, from left to right, Kiwanis President Will Reich, auctioneer Jim Gall, Judge Stan Blake, and attorneys Rick Freedman, Jerry Breslin and Richard Baron

Attorney Arnold Trevilla and wife Priscilla

Citizen of the Year Nat Moore proudly displays his plaque as Kiwanis President Will Reich, left, and auctioneer Jim Gall, right, look on.

Nat Moore reads the winning raffle ticket number

Attorney Lonnie Richardson & wife Erica

Honoree Nat Moore, center, is surrounded by former Miami Dolphin greats Keith Byars, Troy Drayton, Moore, Dick Anderson, Mark Duper and Tony Nathan