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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 13th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala

13th Annual "Wild About Kids" Gala Onboard the NEW Norwegian EncoreNovember 16 – 17, Norwegian Cruise Line terminal at PortMiami, 1509 N Cruise Blvd, Miami

Norwegian Cruise Line, longtime supporter Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, donated its yet-to-launch billion-dollar ship, Norwegian Encore, for the non-profit organization’s 13th annual “Wild About Kids” Gala, taking place on November 16–17, 2019. The “Wild About Kids” Gala is co-chaired by Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Andy Stuart and his wife Allison Stuart, both avid supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. 

Guests of the “Wild About Kids” Gala were the first aboard Norwegian Encore for this one-of-a-kind, VIP experience. The overnight affair included access to Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature attractions such as the Speedway, its two-level go-kart race track; the Galaxy Pavilion, its more than 10,000-square-foot indoor virtual reality complex; and its open-air laser tag arena, designed as the resurrected lost city of Atlantis. Attendees will also enjoy a variety of first-rate entertainment including a performance of “Kinky Boots,” the Tony Award®-winning musical, the headlining act on Norwegian Encore. All guests will enjoyed open bar throughout the ship.

The goal of this year’s event is to double the attendance of last year’s gala and raise over $1.5 million. Proceeds raised from sponsorship sales and cruise revenue from this monumental event will fund crucial Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade programs which help children realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. 

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