Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “Wild About Kids” Gala
Over $250,000 raised for positive programs for thousands of area children
More than 350 guests attended the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 7th annual “Wild About Kids” black-tie gala, which raised over $250,000 to benefit the organization’s after school and summer programs. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and socialites were among guests at the acclaimed event – which took place at Four Seasons Hotel Miami.

Diana Diaz of WSVN-TV 7 and Ralph Pagano of Alba Restaurant served as the event’s emcees. John Walsh, co-founder of National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and host of America's Most Wanted, received the Bebe Rebozo Humanitarian Award. Cesar L. Alvarez, chairman of Greenberg Traurig and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, was presented with the Community Leadership Award. Lana DeSimone, gala co-chair, received the Champion of Youth Award.

Gala sponsors included Presenting Diamond Sponsor 4 Beauty Aesthetic Institute Inc./Dr. Constantino and Mrs. Nina Mendieta; Gold Sponsors The Carmen Rebozo Foundation; Silver Sponsors Academica, DESIMONE/Lana DeSimone, Medina Family Foundation, and Baptist Health South Florida; Bronze Sponsors Coral Gables Executive Physicians, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Matty’s Sports and Ocean Bank; Beverage Sponsors Bacardi and Total Wine; Décor & Production Sponsor Aloré Event Firm; Media Sponsors Pinecrest Magazine, WSVN Channel 7, and Miami magazine; and After Party Sponsor Coca Cola Zero.

Diana Diaz, Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Fred Rebozo, Amy Deupi, Eris Thomas, John Walsh, Olga Guilarte, Irene Korge, Lana DeSimone

Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Eris Thomas, Olga Guilarte, Cesar Alvarez, Irene Korge, Lana DeSimone, Barry Stein

Dr. Robert and Eris Thomas, Dr. Constantino Mendieta; Presenting Sponsor

Colleen and Larry Barfield, Connie and Fred Rebozo

Omar and Yuni Navarro, Cristina and Alex Rodriguez-Roig

Simon and Mariana Cruz, Alfonso A. and Miriam Macedo

Erick and Jessica Goldberg, Ivette Esquerdo, Emelyn Brugrera, Liudmila Esquerdo, Francisco Gonzalez

Eddy and Silvia Lacasa, Clarise and Rick Rodriguez-Pina, Mary and Carlos Lacasa

Elizabeth Elias

Diana Diaz, Ralph Pagano

Ben and Marcia Mollere, Adriana Molina, Mike Carricarte, Eris Thomas, Patricia Rosello, George and Luisa Foyo

Brandon Barnes, Rhynita Oxley, Diana Hernandez, Jason Ellis

Carol Surowiec, Maria Elena Barsimantov, Georgina Barsimantov, Raul and Ana Marmol

Barry and Rae Stein, Cristina Pereyra, Cesar Alvarez, Alina Guasch, Tom Bezold

Rolandand Johanna Sanchez-Medina, Lonny Schnur, Melissa Medina-Schnur, Lisette and Manny Medina Lourdes and Javier Avino

Adrian Abreu with Boys & Girls Clubs Dancers