Amigos For Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, hosted the 13th annual edition of what has become Miami’s most popular annual fundraiser, the 2015 Miami Celebrity Domino Night.Â Committed to creating awareness through education and strengthening families, Amigos For Kids once again partnered with returning presenting sponsor BacardÃ U.S.A. and platinum sponsor the Lincoln Motor Company for the highly anticipated fundraising event.
“Amigos For Kids has been serving our community for almost twenty-five years, and our commitment is unwavering towards putting an end to child abuse,” said Rosa Maria Plasencia, Amigos For Kids President & CEO. “We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to count on the support of long term collaborators. On behalf of the children and families we serve, I extend our sincere appreciation to all the donors and partners who support our missionâ€” our Board, our staff, our amazing sponsors, elected officials and celebritiesâ€” for making this another fun and successful Domino Night! Thank you for standing together to say There’s NO Excuse for Child Abuse!”
Nearly 1,700 supporters enjoyed Amigos For Kids 2015 Miami Celebrity Domino Night featuring the celebrity blue carpet, celeb domino players, bar courtesy of presenting sponsor BacardÃ U.S.A., a silent auction, live entertainment and South Florida’s best culinary fare. Sponsors BacardÃ U.S.A. and Lincoln Motor Company both received a commemorative gift, created by artist Carlos Navarro, for their invaluable dedication and continued collaboration with Amigos. Guests enjoyed time with iconic celebrities and personalities such as: actress Elizabeth Gutierrez, Mexican actor Khotan, Univision Network anchor Maria Elena Salinas, Venezuelan actress Sonya Smith, Primer Impacto anchor Pamela Silva-Conde, singer Pablo Argenis, and Mexican TV Host Maggie JimÃ©nez. They also danced the night away with live performances by the Groove Republik Band and Pitbull’s official world-renowned disc jockey DJ Chino.
Funds contributed from this signature annual fundraiser are used for the diverse services Amigos For Kids offers children and families throughout our community. Programs include the Jose MartÃ Park after-school program; the Amigos Strengthens Families & Communities Program, Cafecito Entre Padres program; the annual back-to-school and holiday toy drives, and its yearlong There’s NO Excuse For Child Abuse!Â® Blue Ribbon Campaign and prevention efforts.Â #AmigosDominoNight @amigosforkids
Photos by: Alvaro Mata