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December 26, 2006 - Boys & Girls Club Broward Bikers Bash at Seminole Hard Rock

What: Boys & Girls Club Broward County annual Bikers Bash Held at Seminolo Hard Rock Resort & Casino

Where: Seminole Hard Rock Resort & Casino

When: Friday, December 8th, 2006

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Beneficiary: Boys & Girls Club of Broward County

EMCEE: Doc Rino - 105.9

Gala Chairperson(s): Jeffery Cheek

Honorary Chairperson(s): Bob Amchir, Max Osceola & Bruce Rossmeyer

Committee Members: Jennifer Beard, Kerry Becker, Denise Buzzelli, Liz Cabrera, Rick & Rita Case, Danielle Cox, Tina & Joe Dargavage, Allison Esh-Naute, Barbara Federman, David Foglio, David Hughes, Jan Idelman, Barry Kuhnly, Dick Loehr, Mike Obolsky, Matt Organ, Nicole Pierce Fraser, Susan Renneisen, Carrie Repp, Tommy Ruzzano, Richard Sablon, Curtis Shoffner, Tom Letourneau, Mike Veech, Frank Zaffere & Valerie Zucker

Staff: David T. Hughes, CEO; Sam Jordan, Chief Director of Operations; Mark Gorman Chief Financial Officer; Michael Barron, Chief Development Officer; Matthew Organ, Chief Director of Special Events & Marketing; Kay Hughes, Executive Assistant;

Sponsors: Bank of America, Ed Morse Automotive Group, Ft. Lauderdale Harley-Davidson, JM Family, JM Lexus, Liberty Coach, National Companies, Inc., National Distributing, Inc., Peter Laczko, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Seminole Roadhouse, Sunrise Harley-Davidson, Florida Panthers, Rick Case Acura, Hyundai, Hoda Cars,Cycles & Luxe Collection; Hamlin & Associates, Lojack, Stiles Corporation, Aero Toy Store, Baker Drivetrain, The Cove Restaurant & Mrina, Dangerous Curves, Inc., Jagermeister, Miller Lite, Paramount Cycle, TheQuarterdeck Restaurant, S&S Cycles,South Florida Choppers, V-Twin Magazine SPECIAL THANKS TO: Dave Amchir, Dan Barnett, Doc Reno - Big 105.9, Broward Sheriff's Office, Shelly Fairchild, Burney Lamar, Hollywood Choppers, Epixtar Communications, Miller Brewing Company, Paul Cox & Keino, Gard Hollinger, Footy - Y-100 "Heres Help", Richie Supa, Zucker Public Relations, Clay Wieland, Robert Stolpe, Seminole Tribe Police, Stephony Smith, Niki Taylor, Aaron Greene & Eric Gorges.

Auctioneer: "Footy"

Attire: Biker's Best

Board of Directors: Harris Solomon, Chair Person; William J. Rotella, President; Peter Woolf, Treasurer; Tim Elmes, Secreatry SENIOR AREA DIRECTORS: Richard Ouellette, Senior Area Director; Henry Estrada, Senior Unit Director; Vern Dooling, Senior Area Director; Jessica L. Stearns, Director of Sponsorships; MARKETING AND EVENT COORDINATORS: Kerry Becker, Sr. Event Coordinator; Danielle Cox, Event Coordinator; David Foglio Sr., Special Events Associate; Liz Cabrera,

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:


 Henry Estrada, Senior Unit Director; Barbara Fedde, Art Director Broward Boys & Girls Clubs; Samuel Jordan, Chief Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward; Rose Brown, Unit Director, Carver Ranches Unit; and, Ruthie Brown, Program Director,  Lauderhill Unit
Henry Estrada, Senior Unit Director; Barbara Fedde, Art Director Broward Boys & Girls Clubs; Samuel Jordan, Chief Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward; Rose Brown, Unit Director, Carver Ranches Unit; and, Ruthie Brown, Program Director, Lauderhill Unit

 

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The rain did not diminish the spirits nor the attendance of the 8th Annual Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash 2006. The Bikers Bash is one of the most popular events for the Ft. Lauderdale Boys and Girls Club and one of their best fundraisers.

Guests enjoyed entertainment courtesy of Wizard Entertainment while munching on scrumptous food and libations of choice.

Special recognition for their support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County was given to Marge and Max Osceola from the Seminole Tribe of Florida and a lively auction was conducted by "Footy" with help from Emcee Doc Rino,105.9 FM Classic Rock.

Live auctions items included special art from children who participate in "Art With A Heart".  The piece auctioned was done by children of the Jim and Jan Moran Unit.  Members of the this Club are currently producing paintings that are worthy of gallery presentation under the teachings of Boca Raton artist, Barbara Fedderman, masterpieces are being created by children ages 7 to 13.  Exposed to the works of the masters and paintings in a variety of mediums, the young artists work is reminiscent of Picasso, Van Gogh, Miro and Matisse.

By creating art it can be said, that the children themselves have provided their own solution.  The proceeds for their work support their ongoing program.  With support these children will be able to continue creating masterpieces. The majority of the work is available for viewing at the Jim & Jan Moran Boys & Girls Club location in Deerfield Beach.

Other "Live Auction" items available were 1) Bikers Ball Package to the V-Twin Bikers Ball in Dayton in March of 2007;  2)  Florida Panthers Hockey Suite for 16 with 4 VIP parking passes;  3)  Cafe Martorano Dinner Party for 8, Chub Cay Weekend for two couples;  4) South Florida Choppers Bike courtesy of Mike Pruss & The Crew at South Florida Choppers with special thanks to S&S Engine, (Custom Bike Specs)  Baker Drivetrain (transmission), Dangerous Curves(paint), Dream Cycles (wheels) & Paramount Custom Cycles (frame); 5) Two tickets to SuperBowl XL courtesy of  Miami Dolphins; 6) Thrillng Aerobatic Plane Ride courtesy of Mickey Markoff & MDM Group; 7) 7days/6nights in Hopetown, Abacos, Bahamas, courtesy of The Cove Restaurant & Marina; 8) Boggy Creek Package included VIP credentials for two, motorcycle rental, pre-ride VIP party and Hotel Accommodations, courtesy of Daytona Harley-Davidson & Bruce Rossmeyer,  and, 9)  A Vento Motorcycles: 2006 V Thunder, courtesy of Randy Borchetta, Vento Motorcycles & Bruce Rossmeyer's Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson.

  Mission Statement - The Boys & Girls Clubs are more than a place, they are a "movement" to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. 

Helping Young People...

Bill Cosby... Alex Rodriguez... Brad Pitt... Michael Jordan... President Clinton... Jackie Joyner-Kersee... Martin Sheen... Derek Jeter... Neil Diamond... Denzel Washington.

What do all of these people, and millions more throughout America, have in common? They are all alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

While many Club alumni have achieved particular distinction in fields such as entertainment, business, politics and sports, the average alumnus is not famous. Most have achieved success by getting an education, raising a family, serving their country, pursuing a career or supporting the community.

Millions have benefited from belonging to a Boys & Girls Club since the first Club opened its doors in 1860. Based on research by Louis Harris & Associates, Club alumni have very strong feelings about their individual Club experiences:

  • 80% said Club staff helped them learn right from wrong
  • 95% indicated the Club was the best thing available in their community
  • 52% said participating in the Club "saved my life"

    It's a tough time to be a kid. There are pressures of peers, drugs, gangs, broken homes and overcrowding and the disadvantages circumstances of poor education, low income, unemployment, poor homes where love and attention are lacking. At the Boys & Girls Club, there is a place a child can go to get away. Away from those pressures and temptations. A place for some fun and companionship or just to hang out. And more often than not, once a child becomes a member, their life is positively changed forever.

    The purpose is to help young people ages 7-17 improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Services and programs provided focus on everything from education, social recreation, health and physical education, to leadership and citizenship development, cultural enrichment, and personal adjustment with one-on-one counseling. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to assure and to enhance the quality of life for children as participating members of a diverse urban society.

By:  Ginny Fujino with information from BGCBC website.



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