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Peter Facinelli

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Celebrated its 8th Annual Claws for Kids at Joe's Stone Crab Over 400 people attended the 8th Annual Claws for Kids fundraising brunch presented by the Carmen Rebozo Foundation at Joe's Stone Crab, raising over $150K for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. Guests enjoyed Joe's world-famous stone crabs and other signature menu items while listening to Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger. Proceeds from the event benefited Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade's many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts and crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs. Deputy Mayor, Miami-Dade County, Alina T. Hudak, received the "From the Heart Award." Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade's, Tatiana Hernandez, recipient of the 2019 Youth of the Year, spoke to the crowd about the positive impact the Club has had on her life. Judy Kramer, a retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools executive, who has chaired the event since its inception 8 years ago, graciously co-chaired this year's event again. Joining Judy this year were the mother-daughter team, Lisa Mendelson and Lindsey Mendelson, who engaged younger professionals and philanthropists with pre-events and promotions. Olga Guilarte, director of the Carmen Rebozo Foundation returned as the Special Events Chair. Also on the "Claws for Kids" committee were Vanessa Bertran, Willie Ho, Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Raúl Rodríguez Jácome, Rae Stein, Virginia Vich and Mark Walker, MD. Other main sponsors included, The Michael & Lynda Gordon Charitable Foundation, Ocean Bank, Norwegian Cruise Line, Performance Team Sports, Tito's Vodka, Domaine Bousquet, FPL, Grove Bank & Trust, USI Insurance, Continental Bank, Bilzin Sumberg and Eller-ITO Stevedoring Company, LLC. Photo Credit: World Red Eye Linda Gordon & Joe Traba Rae & Barry Stein Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Youth Andy & Allison Stuart, & Fred Rebozo Barbara Lloga, Yuni Navarro, & Miriam Macedo Pam and Mo Guilarte, Richard Sepler

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