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Amigos For Kids 2017 Miami Celebrity Domino Night

Amigos For Kids 2017 Miami Celebrity Domino NightSaturday, June 17, 7:30pm-2am – Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami

Amigos For Kids’a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and educating communities, celebrated its 15th annual Miami Celebrity Domino Night once again at Jungle Island in Miami. The jam-packed celebration commemorated the organization’s milestone 25th anniversary, hosting nearly 1,700 supporters. The event featured domino playing, cocktails courtesy of Presenting Sponsor Bacardi­ U.S.A., a silent auction with top-notch items, Grammy-winning live entertainment and culinary fare courtesy of some of South Florida’s leading chefs and restaurants.

This year’s celebrity chairs included: Celebrity Emcee Hosts Telemundo TV Personality, Luis Alfonso Borrego; NBC6 Anchor and Amigos honorary board member, Jackie Nespral; and Univision 23’s Maria Fernanda Lopez. Domino Night’s live entertainment included Grammy winner Marlow Rosado & El Tucan Band, Miami HEAT’s DJ Irie and a midnight laser light show. Guests enjoyed South Florida culinary fare showcased by Baptist Health South Florida, Edda’s Cake Designs, First Watch, Giardino Gourmet Salads, Goya Foods, Jungle Island, Cafe La Carreta, Los Ranchos Steakhouse, Mena Catering, Oh Chocolat!, Paella Tropical, Poke Bar, Papa John’s Pizza, Sushi Maki, and Versailles Cuban Restaurant.

Amigos Domino Night Celebrity Chairs helping to promote the organization’s mission were TV Host, Boris Izaguirre; Telemundo’s Un Nuevo D­a Host, Adamari Lopez; Netflix’s One Day A Time Star, Justina Machado; Telemundo’s Carlos Ponce, internationally recognized actor, singer, songwriter and host; and one of America’s top Latina journalists Univision’s, Teresa Rodriguez. Guests also included iconic celebrities and personalities such as: Jacqueline Bracamontes, Jomari Goyso, Sofia Lachapelle, Johnny Lozada, Alicia Machado, Toa and Karla Mauri, Sonya Smith, Maki Soler, and Felipe Viel to name a few.

Miami Celebrity Domino Night funds aid programs including the Jose Marti ­ Park after-school program; the Amigos Strengthens Families & Communities Nurturing Parent program; the annual back-to-school and holiday toy drives, and the Amigos For Kids yearlong There’s NO Excuse For Child Abuse! Blue Ribbon Campaign and prevention efforts.


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