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‘Claws for Kids’ brunch benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami- Dade will hold a last call before stone crab season ends during the organization’s second annual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch on Sunday, May 5, 11:30 a.m., at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach.

Guests can enjoy delicious stone crabs and other signature Joe’s cuisine without the wait. All event proceeds will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s state-of-the-art South Beach location. Last year’s event netted $32,500 for the cause.

Joe’s will open its restaurant for brunch on May 5 only for supporters of Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “Claws for Kids.”

“Claws for Kids” sponsorship opportunities are available. Table sponsorships range from $1,500 to $10,000.

Underwriting opportunities are available, and individual tickets are $175.

Menu items will include stone crabs, cole slaw, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach and Key Lime pie. For those who don’t eat stone crabs, main course options will be available.

“Last year’s ‘Claws for Kids’ brunch was a great success, and we’re happy to continue this annual event,” said Judy Kramer, Claws for Kids committee chair. “The brunch presents a great opportunity to enjoy Joe’s delicious cuisine without the wait while raising funds for the new South Beach Club.”

“Claws for Kids” committee members include Kramer, Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade former board president Olga Guilarte, Lana DeSimone, Irene Korge, Susan Geiger, Eris Thomas, Connie and Fred Rebozo, Rae Stein, Raul Marmol, Andres Guilarte and Mark Walker.

After having served the children of Miami Beach for 27 years, the prior 2,500- square-foot South Beach Club on the existing site was demolished in September 2011 to make way for construction of the new facility, which will open in early summer during a celebratory ribbon-cutting party. The new South Beach Club will feature a teen center, state-of-the-art computer lab, teaching kitchen for children, homework rooms, games rooms and a creative arts room, and will serve approximately 400 children from the local area.

For more information about sponsorships, underwriting or tickets, contact Astrid H. Ehrenstein at 305-446-9910, ext. 30, or via email at aehrenstein@bgcmia.org.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five clubs serving 10,000 boys and girls year round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation.

Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream.

For more information, visit online at www.bgcmia.org.

Joe’s Stone Crab, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013, was established when Joseph Weiss came to Miami for a change of climate to help his asthma. Weiss opened a lunch stand, originally offering fish and fries, in Miami Beach, which eventually evolved into today’s establishment, located at 11 Washington Ave.

For more information, visit online at www.joesstonecrab.com.

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