Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “Wild About Kids” Gala
Benefiting Their Local Youth Programs
Juan José Delgado & Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado (Gala Chairs), Elizabeth & Ralph Patino
(Gala Co-Chairs)

Olga Guilarte (Special Event Chair) and
Dr. Tomislav Mandakovic

The theme “True Colors” was brought to life by Alore Event Firm and set the scene for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 9th Annual “Wild About Kids” gala at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami on Saturday, Nov. 7, which raised over $420,000 for the organization’s many positive programs for area youth. 500 guests attended the soiree.

The event featured a cocktail reception, fashion showcase debuting Venezuelan designer Angel Sanchez’s 2016 spring collection, dinner, surprise performances by 2014 Latin GRAMMY® Best New Artist Mariana Vega and Nickelodeon actress/Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumna Elizabeth Elias, live entertainment by Juniors Entertainment, and the Norwegian Cruise Line®-sponsored “Glow Party” post-event bash. WSVN “Today in Florida” Co-Anchor Diana Diaz and local Journalist/TV Personality Ellie Rodriguez co-emceed the “colorful” event.

Event chairs were Juan Jose Delgado and Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, co-chairs were Ralph and Elizabeth Patino and the special event chair was Olga Guilarte. During the evening, Rodrigo Arboleda was recognized with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “From the Heart” award, Melissa Medina with the “Community Builder” award, and Eris Thomas with the “Charles ‘Bebe’ Rebozo Humanitarian” award.

Gala committee members included Maria Cecilia Arocha, Tom Bezold, Katie Cabanas, Lynda Gordon, Pamela Guilarte, Judy Kramer, Steven D. Lear, Marile Lopez, Alfredo Mesa, Yuni Navarro, Melissa Pallett, Raul Rodriguez and Eris Thomas.

Event sponsors included DLA Piper, Dr. Michael S. & Lynda Gordon, Carmen Rebozo Foundation, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Gencom, Coral Gables Executive Physicians, Academica, Bancredito International Bank, The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, Ocean Bank, FPL, Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys At Law, Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm, Robert & Judith Kramer, Barry & Rae Stein, Alore Event Firm, Juniors Entertainment, Aver Productions, Thierry Tastiel Photography, Selecta Magazine, Pinecrest Magazine, WSVN Channel 7, Bacardi®, Winn-Dixie, Transportation America, Avior Airlines, Alpine Creative Group, Donna Abood, Miami Children’s Foundation, Gables Linen Yoly Muñoz Couture, Circ, On-Site Cigars, So Cool Events, Drape Works, Bubble Event Rental Furnishings, Hitched Event Rentals, Photobooth Color Me Photo and Grove Liquors.

9th Annual “Wild About Kids Gala Committee: Juan José Delgado, Dr. Michael Gordon, Lynda Gordon, Pamela Guilarte, Olga Guilarte, Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, Elizabeth Patino, Eris Thomas, Judy Kramer, Melissa Pallett and Raúl Rodríguez Jácome (Not pictured: María Cecilia Arocha, Tom Bezold, Katie Cabanas,
Steven Lear, Marile López, Alfredo Mesa and Yuni Navarro)

Melisa Medina (Recipient 2015 Community Builder Award), Manny & Lisette Medina, Donna Abboud,
Fred & Connie Rebozo

Ahmed & Janet Khamsi, Lynda & Dr. Michael Gordon, Cathy Gordon and Joe Traba

Pamela Guilarte, Peter Bermont (Board Chair)
& Kerrin Bermont

Robert & Judy Kramer, Victor Mendelson
and Barry Stein

Diana Díaz, Olga Guilarte, Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, Eris Thomas (Recipient 2015 Charles “Bebe” Rebozo Humanitarian Award), Elizabeth Patino and Juan José Delgado

Larry Barfield, Dick Rosedale, Cristina & Alex Rodriguez-Roig (President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade)

Juan José Delgado & Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, Rodrigo Arboleda (Recipient 2015 From the Heart Award) & Cecilia Arboleda

Ángel Sánchez, Carolina Lanao de la Sota, Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado, Boris Izaguirre
and Juan José Delgado

Mariana Vega (2014 Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist)

Gala Entertainers

Diana Diaz and Ellie Rodriguez

Elizabeth Elias and Katrina Sarmiento

Guests Dancing

Alex Rodriguez-Roig and Memo Sauceda

David & Tonya Hammond, Gabriela Rachadell de Delgado & Juan Jose Delgado and Alex Rodriguez-Roig

HaLia Brayton, Harold & Dia Brayton and Raquel Fernández

Tom Bezold, Alina Guasch and Alex Rodríguez-Roig

Ralph Patino, Raúl Rodríguez Jácome, Julio & Melanie Herrera and
Juan José Delgado

Lynda Gordon and Gabriela Rachadell
de Delgado

Chris & Karen Dudley, Kerrin & Peter Bermont

Robert Kramer and Dr. Mark & Greta Walker

Carlos Rodacost, Abigail Pereira, Peter Rodd and Freddy Acuna

Peter Grant, Janette Alix, Ruth Jimenez and Luis A. Castro

Manny Medina and Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor,
Miami-Dade County

Boys & Girls Clubs Youth Dance Group

Lisa Mendelson and Kerrin Bermont

Olga Guilarte, Fred Rebozo and Eris Thomas