Over 350 guests gathered to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dadeâ€™s 3rd Annual â€œClaws for Kidsâ€ fundraising brunch at Joeâ€™s Stone CrabÂ in Miami Beach, that by tradition offers guests delicious stone crabs and other signature Joeâ€™s cuisine without the wait, and that way raisedÂ $100,000.
Proceeds will benefit the afterschool and summer camp programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dadeâ€™s state-of-the-art South Beach Club, scheduled to open this August. Guests generously opened their wallets to Sponsor a Child, and raised over $17,600, including the generosity of Ocean Bank as the programâ€™s $7,500 Matching Sponsor.
Alfonso Macedo, president of Ocean Bank, a longtime supporting organization of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, and his wife Miriam Macedo, were honored with Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dadeâ€™s â€œFrom the Heart Award.â€ Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainer of Sinatra Sounds provided entertainment. Showcasing/selling their pieces on site were Damiani, Kristin Pearce Designs, Santayana Jewelers and Soler Jewelers.
Event sponsors were Main Claw Sponsor Dr. Michael S. and Lynda Gordon, Matching Claw Sponsor Ocean Bank, Large Claw Sponsor Gary C. and Rosemarie Wendt, Claw Sponsors HEICO and Alex (A-Rod) Rodriguez, Key Lime Table Sponsors James and Joan Bernhardt, Vanessa Bertran, Coconut Grove Bank, Coral Gables Executive Physicians, Clint and Margaret Gulley, Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A, Robert and Judy Kramer, Rodolfo Lleonart, Raul and Ana Marmol, Miami Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Miami Marlins Foundation, Carmen Rebozo Foundation, Dr. Joseph Traina, Dr. Mark & Greta Walker, and Wells Fargo Insurance; Liquor Sponsor James and Joan Bernhardt, Program & Invitation Sponsor Peter L. Bermont, The Bermont Advisory Group, Entertainment Sponsor Florida Power & Light, Photography Sponsor Total Bank, and Valet Sponsor Gateway Dental.