Charity Events

Contact information (either telephone number and/or website) is provided for every organization. Details were confirmed accurate as of this writing, but please confirm dates and times the day of each event.

 

Actress Eva Longoria
Friday, April 29 – Saturday, April 30, 2011
2nd ANNUAL RALLY FOR KIDS WITH CANCER
WHERE: Miccosukee Golf & Country Club / 6401 Kendale Lakes Drive, Miami
COST: $10,000 – $150,000 (Sponsorships)
Local and national celebrities will combine forces to raise both money and awareness for pediatric cancer research and treatment. BFFs Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) and Loren Ridinger (Market America) will serve as event co-chairs. Official pre-party at the Eden Roc Resort & Spa on Friday.
Contact: 305.586.3803 (Melissa Berkowitz Netkin) / rallyforkids.com
(Pictured: Actress and “Rally” co-chair Eva Longoria)
‡ SEE RECAP OF EVENT

 

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
28th ANNUAL DON STROCK DIABETES CLASSIC
WHERE: Miccosukee Golf & Country Club / 6401 Kendale Lakes Drive, Miami
COST: $350 (Individual player); $300 (Tee/green sponsor)
Local football legend Don Strock to raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute. Presented by the Miami Seaquarium. Past participants include: Dan Marino, Kim Bokamper, Larry Ball, Dwight Stephenson, Jeff Dellenbach, Shawn Hill, Kerry Glenn, Terry Kirby, Bernie Kosar, Bob Kuchenberg, Nat Moore, Tony Nathan, Gino Toretta, Jim Kiick, Joe Rose, and Jim Jensen.
Contact: 954.964.4040 / drif.org
(Pictured: Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino)

 

Model/actress Daisy Fuentes
Saturday, May 14, 2011
9th ANNUAL FEDEX/ST. JUDE ANGELS & STARS GALA
WHERE: JW Marriott Marquis / 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
COST: $350 (Individual ticket); $3,500 (Table of 10)
Latin Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi will be honored with the Al-Rashid Hope Award. Daisy Fuentes to serve as chairwoman. Latin duo Chino y Nacho and Spanish singer Antonio Orozco to perform. Award presenters will include: WSVN’s Louis Aguirre; Radio MIX 98.3 FM’s Enrique Santos; and “Intimo” host/producer Alberto Sardiñas.
Contact: 800.278.3383 / stjude.org/miamigala
(Pictured: Model/actress Daisy Fuentes and St. Jude patient, Stephan)

 

Miami Dolphins Fins Weekend
Thursday, June 9 – Saturday, June 11, 2011
MIAMI DOLPHINS FINS WEEKEND
WHERE: Fairmont Turnberry (Golf) / Miami Beach Marina (Fishing)
COST: $100 (Fishing); $250 (Golf)
The Miami Dolphins’ signature fundraising event. Three days of golf, fishing, celebs, and prizes. It begins on Thursday night with a Celebrity Draw Party at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle and concludes with an afternoon of offshore fishing with players and alumni. More than 70 boats have been pre-registered.
Contact: 305.943.7200 (Dolphins Community Relations) / finsweekend.com
(Pictured: Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne)
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Miami Father of the Year Awards Dinner Emcee Kevin Corke
Friday, June 17, 2011
THE FATHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS DINNER
WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton / 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
COST: $250 (Individual ticket); $3,500 – $10,000 (Table of 10)
More than 400 guests expected. All proceeds to benefit the American Diabetes Association’s programs of research, information, and advocacy. WTVJ news anchor Kevin Corke to serve as emcee. Reception and silent auction to be followed by dinner, program, and entertainment. To date, The National Father’s Day Council has raised more than $21 million for its charity partners.
Contact: 305.477.8999, ext. 3013 (Flavia Llizo) / diabetes.org
(Pictured: WTVJ Channel 6 News Anchor Kevin Corke)

 

Zo's Summer Groove hosts Alonzo and Tracy Wilson Mourning
Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24, 2011
15th ANNUAL ZO’S SUMMER GROOVE
WHERE: Mulitple Venues (Aventura, Hollywood, Overtown, Miami Beach)
COST: $50 and up
The three-day event will begin with a celebrity golf outing at the Fairmont Turnberry in the heart of Aventura on Friday morning and continue with a comedy show at the Hard Rock Live on Friday Night, a Youth Empowerment Summit (private) in Overtown and dinner/gala on Saturday, and an official Closing Party at LIV Nightclub inside the Fontainebleau on Sunday evening.
Contact: 305.476.0095 / www.zsg.com
(Pictured: Philanthropists Alonzo and Tracy Wilson Mourning)

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida Bachelor/Bachelorette Dream Date Auction host Michael Yo
Friday, July 29, 2011
13th ANNUAL MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE DREAM DATE AUCTION
WHERE: Opium Hard Rock / 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
COST: $25 (In advance); $30 (At the door)
Doors open at 7 p.m., and the auction begins at 8:30 p.m. Hosted by E! Celebrity Correspondent and Y-100’s Michael Yo and Nina from “The Yo Show.” VIP tickets available for $40. Over-the-top date packages for every winner. Last year’s sold-out event raised money to grant the wishes of 12 children.
Contact: 954.967.9474 / sfla.wish.org
(Pictured: E! Channel Celebrity Correspondent Michael Yo)

 

Miami Heat play-by-play announcer Eric Reid
Saturday, September 10, 2011
SOUTH FLORIDA SPORTS CELEBRITY ROAST
WHERE: Temple Beth El / 1351 S. 14th Avenue, Hollywood
COST: $165 per ticket; $2,500 for a front-row VIP table of 12
An all-star lineup of local sports media guys will skewer Miami Heat play-by-play announcer Eric Reid to raise money for three important causes: Project Medishare for Haiti, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Lucanus Developmental Center. The event will feature live music and raffle prizes. Roasters to include: Sid Rosenberg, Steve Shapiro, and Tony Fiorentino.
Contact: 954.920.8225 / sfsportscelebrityroast.eventbrite.com
(Pictured: Miami Heat play-by-play announcer Eric Reid)

 

Miami Beach native Stephen Ross with fellow real estate developer Donald Trump
Monday, September 26, 2011
26th ANNUAL GREAT SPORTS LEGENDS DINNER
WHERE: The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel / 301 Park Avenue, New York
COST: $500 (Individual ticket; $5,000 (Table of 10)
The Miami-based Buoniconti Fund’s signature fundraiser attracts an overflow crowd of both business and real estate tycoons, Hall of Fame athletes, media giants, and fashion titans. Among the honorees this year are: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Oscar de la Hoya, Willie Mays, Cal Ripken, Jr., Jack Nicklaus, Lance Armstrong, and Andre Agassi.
Contact: 305.243.4656 / thebuonicontifund.com
(Pictured: Developers Stephen Ross and Donald Trump at last year’s event)