Amigos For Kids Hosts Another Successful Miami Celebrity Domino Night at Jungle Island
Sazoneros!! One of my favorite events in Miami took place this past weekend. Amigos For Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, hosted their 13th annual edition of what has become Miami’s most popular annual fundraiser, the 2015 Miami Celebrity Domino Night. The star-studded event took place on Saturday, June 20 at Jungle Island. “Amigos For Kids has been serving our community for almost twenty-five years, and our commitment is unwavering towards putting an end to child abuse,” said Rosa Maria Plasencia, Amigos For Kids President & CEO. This was definitely the place to be on Saturday night. From socialites to celebrities (like Elizabeth Gutierrez pictured on the left/ photo courtesy: Alberto E. Tamargo), nearly 1,700 supporters enjoyed Amigos For Kids 2015 Miami Celebrity Domino Night featuring the blue carpet, celeb domino players, bar courtesy of presenting sponsor Bacardí U.S.A., a silent auction, live entertainment and South Florida’s best culinary fare. Guests enjoyed the evening alongside celebs and personalities such as: actress Elizabeth Gutierrez, Mexican actor Khotan, Univision Network anchor Maria Elena Salinas, Venezuelan actress Sonya Smith, Primer Impacto anchor Pamela Silva-Conde, singer Pablo Argenis, and Mexican TV Host Maggie Jiménez. They also danced the night away with live performances by the Groove Republik Band and Pitbull’s official world-renowned disc jockey DJ Chino.
Funds contributed from this signature annual fundraiser are used for the diverse services Amigos For Kids offers children and families throughout our community. Programs include the Jose Martí Park after-school program; the Amigos Strengthens Families & Communities Program, Cafecito Entre Padres program; the annual back-to-school and holiday toy drives, and its yearlong There’s NO Excuse For Child Abuse!® Blue Ribbon Campaign and prevention efforts. For more info on Amigos For Kids, make sure to visit their official website! Before I go, I'd love to give a shout out to my lovely friends Kelly Blanco and Joy Taylor (as pictured below) who always add life to any party in Miami!! xo