Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dadeâ€™s 5th annual â€œClaws for Kidsâ€ fundraising brunch hosted byÂ Joeâ€™s Stone Crab in Miami Beach, was for the third timeÂ chaired by Judith Kramer.Â Without the wait guests enjoyed stone crabs, coleslaw, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach and Key Lime pie.Â Guests were also able to purchase raffle tickets for wonderful prizes including a super raffle for the chance to win a seven-day Caribbean cruise for two aboard one of Norwegian Cruise Lineâ€™s beautiful ships.
Florida Power & Light Company (FLP), a long-standing supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, receivedÂ the â€œFrom the Heart Award.â€ The award honors a person, family or organization that has shown overwhelming support and constant dedication to the children of the community and beyond. Irene White, Director of External Affairs & Corporate Energy Outreach for FPL accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
All event proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dadeâ€™s newly renovated South Beach location. After having served the children of Miami Beach for 27 years, the prior 2,500-sq.-ft. South Beach Club on the existing site was demolished in September 2011 to make way for the new facility. The new South Beach Club features a teen center, state-of-the-art computer lab, teaching kitchen for children, homework rooms, games rooms and a creative arts room, and serves approximately 400 children from the local area.