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June 17, 2006 - AMIGOS FOR KIDS Supporters - Domino, Dance & Dine

Where: The Coconut Grove Convention Center

When: Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Time: 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $125.00 PP until June 10, $150.00 thereafter. Reserved table for four $1000.00

Beneficiary: Amigos For Kids

Host(s): ING

Presenting Sponsor(s): ING

Committee Members: BOARD MEMBERS/COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Mirta S. Fuentes, Child Affairs & Program Supervisor, Children's Home Society; MercedesRicon, M.Ed, Co-Chairman, Child Affairs & President/Director Killian Oaks Academy; Pablo Cejas, Chairman, Development & Managing Member Aquarius Capital, LLC; Carlos A. Navarro, Chairman, Marketing & Artist - Carlos Navarro Pop Suave Art Gallery; Deborah M. Ferrera-Aguiar, Chairman, Special Events & Display Advertising Director The Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald and Ofelia San Pedro, Chairman, Programs & Deputy Superintendent Business Operations, Finance & Construction - Miami-Dade County Public Schools. BOARD MEMBERS: Adrienne Arsht, Chairman of the Board, TotalBank; Andres Asion, VP of Marketing Cervera Real Estate; Lissette M. Calderon, Founder/CEO NEO Vertika LLC; Pedro Capo, Chief Operating Officer El Dorado Furniture; Nibaldo "Jessie" Capote, Esq., V.P., Operation/In -House Cunsel BAP Development, Inc.; T Gomez-Urtiaga, M.S., President The Gomez Group, Public Relations & Marketing Solutions; Michael A. Marquez, V.P. JP Morgan Private Bank, Daniel R. Martinez, VP, Market Manager Gibraltar Bank; Jackie Nespral, Anchor, WTVJ NBC 6; Carmen Santamarina, Commercial Photographer, The Production Company; Mike Tomas, President The ASTRI Group and Peter Zubizarreta, Sr. V.P. Investments Smith Barney Citigroup.

Libations: Dewar's 12

Entertainment: Jerry Rivera, one the most popular salseros of the new generation, Mexican pop singer and member of the Crescent Moon Records family, Jimena, as well as Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez, who have won multiple awards for their senuous Caribbean beats and cration of several musical themes for various television shows.

Of note: This will be the last event held at the Coconut Grove Convention Center, catering to 3,000 of South Florida's most influential residents.

Sponsors: AMIGOS: NEO Holding of Florida, Total Bank. AMIGUITOS: Carnival Foundation, Countrywide-Home Loans, ESPN Deportes, Greenberg Traurig, Metro PCS, MFM Construction Corp., terra Group, Transatlantic Bank; BUDDIES: Baptist Health South Florida, Dr. Maribel Santa Cruz, Florida Crystals, FP&L, Mark Siffin, Miami Parking Authority, Pollo Tropical, FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES: Academica Corporation, Amerisource Bergen drug Company, Contreras Jonasz and Camacho, P.A., Cosmik Group, Goldstein, Schechtr, Price, Gordon Reyes, Great florida Bank, holland & Knight, Humana, Islas Canarias Grill, Killian Oaks Academy, Mastec, MIAMI HEAT, Oasis on the Bay, Revlon, Rick De La Vega/Nupress, Smith Barney, Sol Sothereby's International Realty, Wellcare. FRIENDS: ACGG Development, Akerman Senterfitt, Alex Penelas, Allstate Insurance, american Sales & Management, Andres Asion, Aquarius Capital Partners, Bank Builders International, Bap Development, Inc.,BellSouth, Braman Honda, Brinks, Burger King, CDM, Charles Haddad, ChrisKorge, Fity of Miami Beach, Civica Architecture & Urban Design, Commerce Bank, Community Education Programs, Communit Bank of Floria, Credit Suisse, CSA Marketing, Datapro, Inc., Docutek, Dr. Isabel Gomez Bassols, Dutko Worldwide, El Dorado Furniture, Florida Marlins, FUJI, GBS Development, Headquarter Toyota, Hogan & Harton, LLP, Hunton & Williams, JP Morgan Private Bank, Lourdes & Felipe Valls, Jr., Luis E. Barreto & Associates, P.A., Marmol Export USA, Metro Ford, Morrison, Brown,Argiz & Farra, LLP, Myra & Company, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Overtown Youth center, Pape John's, Pasteur Medical Centr, Preferred Care Partners, PrEmier American Bank, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Rado Paz 830 AM, rafael Garcia, Remos Building & Development Corp., Ric Banciella, Rico Perez Products, Roca Gonzalez, P.A., rossman, Baumbergr, Reboso & Spier, P.A., Sabio Informtion Technologies, Seaboard Marine, Switzer-Mayhew, Terremark, The Biltmore, The Flyer, Transatlantic Bank, University of Miami, Valls-Tornes Family. MEDIA DARLINGS: AMOR 107.5 FM, Clear Channel Radio, Clear Channel Outdoor, comcast, Diario De Las Americas, El Nuevo Herald, ESN Deportes, Hispanic PR Wire, La Kalle 98.3 FM, Miami Monthly, Miami New Times, NBC 6, Ocean Drive Espanol, Radio Mambi 710 AM, Radio PAZ 830 AM, Social Affaairs, South Florida CEO, Telefutura 69, The Miami Herald, Univision 23, WQBA 1140 AM. PARTY PALS: Alfonso Duran, Costa Farms, Dewar's 12, Instant Signs , The Agency Public Relations & Event Specialists

Attire: Tropical Chic

Event Coordinator: The Agency

Board of Directors: Executive Board: Jorge A. Plasencia, Co-Founder Chairman of the Board, VP Operatons Univision; Roxana Fernandez, Vice-Chairman of the Board & President/CEO Imagen, The Marketing Agency; Javier Alberto Soto, Esq., Secretary & VP and Gen Counsel Dutko Worldwide; Alex Sueiro, CPA, Treasurer & Partner Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro LLC; Dania M. Rodriguez-Cuesta, Vice- Treasurer & Accountant City of Coral Gables; Mark Arnold, Esq., Legal Counsil & w/Holland & Knight; Rosa Maria Plasencia, Executive Director Amegos For Kids.

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-South Florida

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:


 Pamela Silva, Jackie Guerrido & Maria Lopez support Amigos For Kids
Pamela Silva, Jackie Guerrido & Maria Lopez support Amigos For Kids

It was a quiet night in Coconut Grove, until you stepped into the Coconut Grove Convention Center for the 15th Anniversary Amigos For Kids celebration with great food, lively music, dance performances and entertainment by Hot Jams Entertainment, Latin Fever Entertainment, Jimena, Melecumbre-Afro-Venezuelan Music, The Salsa Kings, Belly dancing by Virginia. 

 

The Dewar’s 12 Girls who were serving up a special martini in a special Dewar’s Glass greeted guests.  Lighting effects and flat screen TV’s gave thanks to the many sponsors of this fantastic event in South Miami and hundreds of Silent Auction items waited for the highest bidder to claim their prize.

 

The music and dancing never stopped and the food, from the paellas to the deserts provided by various restaurants in the South Miami area and beverages provided by Dewar's 12 were both in abundance and served by smiling staff, eager to please the thousands of participating guests.

 

Amigo’s for Kids, their Board of Directors, Staff and guests enjoyed their night from the second they stepped in to the beautifully decorated hall to the last domino laid down.

 

The curtains parted at 10:00 PM to reveal hundreds of domino tables, a huge dance floor, music by Carlos Oliva Y Los Sobrinos Del Juez and a special anniversary performance by one of the most popular salseros, Jerry Rivera.  Everyone was eager to begin play and show his or her cunning, skill and knowledge of Domino's.  It was hard to decide though, "Dominos or Dance?"

 

Special thanks was given to everyone who has made Amigos for Kids a success by Jorge A. Plasencia, Co-Founder/Chairman of the Board and Rosa Maria Plasencia, Executive Director of Amigos for Kids.

 

Amigos for Kids mission to become "the strongest of advocates in the prevention of child abuse, and to effectively help end this painful and tragic cycle in the lives of children" said Rosa Maria Plasencia, Executive Director Amigos for Kids, certainly seems to becoming close to a reality. Recently launched by Amigos for Kids is a new multi-media public service campaign, "There's No Excuse For Child Abuse!" to be airing the coming year to create awareness of child abuse and neglect in our community. "We are very proud of this campaign, and the tremendous support from the media," said Amigos Chairman/Co-Founder Jorge A. Plasencia. "It utilizes powerful images to convey the message of child abuse prevention." Thanks to the continued support and turnout at the June, 26, 2006 ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night this event continues to be a tremendous success. Over 2,000 of Miami's movers and shakers played dominoes and danced the night away. City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz; Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; Congressmen Lincoln Diaz -Balart and Mario Diaz Balart; Emilio Gonzalez, Director, US Citenship and Immigration Services; Grammy Winner Jorge Moreno; FOX 7's Belkys Nerey; Univision 23's Alina Mayo Azze; Local 10's Glenna Milberg; Baseball Hall of Famer, Tony Perez; Latin Model Sissi; State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle; Escandalo TV's Felipe Viel; Coast 97.3's Bruce Wayne; Actor Director Miguel Varoni, Telemundo's Tierra de Pasiones & stars Cathrine Siachoque & Geraldine Bazan, among many others. Silent Auction, Entertainment and Lively Domino competition created a great night for Amigos For Kids.

 

Domino's 06 was a total success!

 

 Special Thanks to the following for the "Treats" and great atmosphere:  1909 Cafe, Cafe Pilon, Catalina Products, Chick N Grill/Brandstorm, Chispa Restaurant & Bar, Construction Catering, Edda's Cake Designs, El Sembrador Products, El Viajero Cheese, Islas Canarias Grill, Le Basque Productions in coordination with Karla Conceptural Designs, Mena Catering, Paellas R Us, Cascade Restaurant at the Biltmore, papa John's Pizza, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, Southern Vines, Inc., the Pasta Factory & Versailles.

 

 

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