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Saturday, March 22, 2014
All in Fore the Kids raises more than $250,000 to support the children and families that depend on Miami Children’s Hospital  

During the 2nd Annual Gentlemen’s Night Out Presented by Turner Construction, Miami Children’s Health Foundation Honored Jorge Mas Santos with the inaugural Gentleman of the Year Award.  

Miami Children’s Health Foundation (MCH Foundation) hosted All in Fore the Kids, two-days of events attended by some of most charitable men in our community, raising over $250,000 in benefit of the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH). Hundreds of business and community leaders took part in the events held at the Biltmore Hotel & Golf Course in Coral Gables. All in Fore the Kids kicked off with the 2nd Annual Gentlemen’s Night Out Presented by Turner Construction on March 20 and culminated with the 32nd Annual Miami Children’s Corporate Golf Invitational on March 21. 

The 2nd Annual Gentlemen’s Night Out featured tastings of premium scotches, spirits, selections of the finest cigars, and included the participation of Michael Baiamonte, Voice of the Miami Heat, as the Master of Ceremonies. During the event, Miami Children’s honored Jorge Mas Santos as the first-ever recipient of the Miami Children’s Health Foundation Gentleman of the Year Award. The award was presented to Mas Santos in recognition for his work as a human rights advocate for a free and democratic Cuba, and for his commitment to the South Florida community through his arduous work with the Cuban American National Foundation. 

Sports Illustrated cover model, and Miami Children’s Celebrity Ambassador, Nina Agdal was also in attendance and participated in the program by encouraging the audience to donate to the cause.This year’s event co-chairs included Jay Massirman, Alex Odio and Ricky Patel, Esq. The sophisticated evening served as an opportunity for men to come together for networking, entertainment, camaraderie and philanthropy. 

All in Fore the Kids continued with the 32nd Annual Miami Children’s Corporate Golf Invitational the following day, with Univision Radio personality Alberto Sardiñas serving as Master of Ceremonies.Corporate groups and foursomes enjoyed a beautiful golf outing followed by a reception featuring a spectacular silent auction. Gaetano Picarelli and his parents, Melissa and Brendan served as special guests for both events. 

Gaetano was born with a right-side congenital diaphragmatic hernia and pulmonary hypertension. The muscle separating his heart and lungs from the lower abdominal organs did not develop completely, which caused his organs to move into the pulmonary cavity and prevented his right lung from developing. Following his birth in Fort Myers, Fla., he was immediately rushed to Miami Children’s Hospital by LifeFlight® ambulance. “Everyone was there for us throughout the entire experience. They not only saved my son’s life, they kept us involved every step of the way,” said Brendan Picarelli about the experience. After three months in the hospital, and a lifesaving surgery, he was able to go back home and able to grow as a healthy, happy child. 

Sponsors of Gentlemen’s Night Out included: Presenting Sponsor, Turner Construction. Dignified Cigar Sponsor, Oliva Cigars. Dignified Spirits Sponsor, Premier Beverage. Acclaimed Registration Sponsor, Sally Goldman Foundation. Acclaimed Welcome Drink Sponsor, Stericycle. Esteemed Coffee Cart Sponsor, Atlantic Physical Therapy. Esteemed Photography Sponsor, DPR Construction.Esteemed Videography Sponsor, HKS Inc. Esteemed This Evening Card Sponsor, Johnson Controls.Media Partner, Miami Magazine and Cigar Snob Magazine. Transportation Sponsor, Red Cap. 

Sponsors of the 32nd Annual Miami Children’s Corporate Golf Invitational included: Golf Polo Birdie Sponsor, Arellano. Par Clubhouse Lunch Sponsor, Tri-City Electric. Par Longest Drive Contest Sponsor,Presidio Network Solutions. Par Closest to the Pin Contest Sponsor, Stericycle. Par Spirits Sponsor,Premier Beverage. Child’s Day Sponsor, Heico. Golf Ball and Towel Sponsor, Sagicor. Driving Range Sponsor, Acropolis Property Maintenance, Inc. Media Sponsor, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment. Transportation Sponsor, Red Cap. Foundation Friend, Perry Ellis International.

 

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