At the March 13, 2013 City of Miami Beach Commission meeting, the Miami Beach Education Foundation culminated a successful inaugural Sports Weekend with the presentation of a $10,000 donation to the City of Miami Beach to benefit the IB Program in all of the Miami Beach feeder pattern schools. Chairman of the Board Alan Lips, Past Chairman Aaron Perry and Executive Board member Michael Goldberg were all in attendance to present the check to Mayor Matti Bower and the Commission.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, together with title sponsors, Boucher Brothers Management, Mango’s Tropical Café, Epicure Market and Jerry’s Deli, raised the money for this donation through an expansion of the now 17th Annual Golf Classic that included an all-day fishing tournament and a Spaghetti Supper of Champions. The three day event brought together community and business leaders along with youth sports teams for fun and networking in support of the Miami Beach Chamber’s Education Foundation.
In the words of Chamber Chairman Alan Lips, “The Miami Beach Chamber’s growth into a full Sports Weekend is a testament to the strength of our business community. From the Supper of Champions to Golf to Fishing, local sponsors have committed to support the event and its beneficiary, the Chamber’s Education Foundation. In addition, participants are dedicated to having a great time, networking and doing their part to improve education opportunities in and around Miami Beach.”
Throughout the years, the Chamber’s Education Foundation, a non-profit helping bring together the strengths and resources of the community to support the needs of public education, has raised nearly $100,000 to support various means of educational enrichment such as the IB Programs in the City of Miami Beach and scholarships for graduating seniors from Miami Beach Senior High School.