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The Annual Reid & Fiorentino Call of the Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic Brings a Brighter Future for the youth in South Florida; Dinner Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, March 11
South Florida's highlight of the social season unites the biggest names in sports and community leadership for a two-day charity fundraiser benefiting Lauren Kid's Foundation and Dade Schools Athletic Foundation
Miami, FL – HEAT TV broadcasters and two of South Florida's leading sports media personalities, Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino have joined forces again to announce the dates for the annual Reid & Fiorentino Call of The Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic. The two-day fund raising event will take place in March, attracting some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, while honoring the achievements by some of the region's most celebrated sporting and community heroes. The fund-raiser will benefit two of today's most acclaimed local charity organizations – Lauren's Kids Foundation and the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation.
The Celebrity Golf Classic Presented by SHARP will take place on Wednesday, March 9th at the prestigious Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Aventura, FL., starting at 11:30 a.m. A total of 56 foursomes will converge on the two exclusive championship courses for an enjoyable day of competitive golf, whereby each team will be paired with a celebrity team captain vying to win esteemed prizes awarded at the end of the day during the post-golf awards reception. In addition to a fun-filled day of on-course entertainment and barbeque-style refreshments, players will be invited to participate in the "Hole-In-One Challenge" for a chance to win a car sponsored by AutoNation. Previous Golf Classic celebrity attendees include: Tim Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning, and Glen Rice; HEAT Courtside Reporter Jason Jackson; HEAT Radio Broadcasters John Crotty, Mike Inglis, Jose Pañeda and Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen; Pro Football Hall of Famers Bob Griese, Larry Little, Coach Don Shula and Dwight Stephenson; former Miami Dolphins players Bob Brudzinski, Kim Bokamper and O.J. McDuffie; current Dolphins player Chad Henne; PGA golfer Woody Austin, LPGA golfer Patti Rizzo, and many more.
The Call Of The Game Dinner Presented by Publix will take place on Friday, March 11th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Local NBC sports anchor, Joe Rose, will host the evening's entertainment as the Master of Ceremonies, while some of today's most distinguished individuals are honored for their work towards making a difference in our community. Featuring an illustrious attendance by the "who's who" of South Florida, the dinner will include a silent auction as well as a live auction featuring music and sporting memorabilia, luxury vacation packages and one-of-a-kind experiences, among other items, that attendees will have a chance to bid on throughout the evening. Silent auction items will be open for online bids from around the country starting on February 21st through the website www.reidandfiorentinoevents.com.
The highlight of the evening will feature a number of prestigious awards being presented for excellence and leadership in the community. Miami HEAT All-Star, Alonzo Mourning, will be presented with the Don Shula Sports Legend Award. This award honors an outstanding sports legend that has demonstrated a passion for their sport and brings that same passion off the playing field to their community. Past award winners include Dr. Jack Ramsay and Coach Don Shula. Broadcaster, Jim Mandich, will receive the Sonny Hirsch Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award. This award honors an outstanding sport broadcaster that has had a great impact in their field, while making notable accomplishments within the community. Past award winners include Tony Segreto and Hank Goldberg. Dr. Barth Green, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at University of Miami and President/Co-founder of Project Medishare, and his daughter, Jenna Green, will be presented with the Community Service Award for their outstanding work in Haiti and South Florida. This award honors outstanding individuals who have shown a great love and passion for improving our community. Past award winners include Dwyane Wade and Tracy Wilson Mourning.
Tony Fiorentino comments on this year's event: "We are pleased to announce the dates for this year's annual charity fundraiser. The dinner and Celebrity Golf Classic continues to draw some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment. We bring the community together for two of the year's most exciting and enjoyable social events in support of two great causes that will ultimately benefit our kids in the community and throughout the region. We are proud to be celebrating the achievements of our 2011 honorees and thank all our sponsors and patrons for their continued support."
"We are very much looking forward to this year's event which proves to be a highlight of the social season," says Lauren Book, founder of Lauren's Kids Foundation. "Eric and Tony have been phenomenal in helping to raise awareness for our cause and we thank everyone involved in helping make the event such a success. This tremendous awareness will help shine a spotlight on Lauren's Kids Foundation and Dade Schools Athletic Foundation. The ultimate goal for our organization is to raise funds for the creation of a Crisis Center for Children and their families who are coping with the aftermath of sexual abuse. The wonderful generosity of our community will help bring our dream that much closer to becoming a reality."
A Foursome for The Celebrity Golf Classic Presented by SHARP can be purchased for $3,000. The cost for an individual golfer is $800. A table of ten (Gold table with a celebrity) at The Call of the Game Dinner Presented by Publix can be purchased for $5,000. A Silver dinner table can be purchased for $2,500. Individual tickets are priced at $250. An MVP Golf and Dinner Package, which includes one golf foursome and one Silver dinner table, can be purchased for $5,000.
Reservations for both events can be made online by completing the purchase request form at www.reidandfiorentinoevents.com or by contacting Lisa Furst at 305.529.9506 or Lisa@agency21consulting.com. For further information and updates on the 2011 Reid & Fiorentino Call of the Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic, please visit www.reidandfiorentinoevents.com.
For further information, to arrange an interview or to RSVP for media attendance at either event, please contact: Elliott Stares, ESPR, 305.490.1985, Elliott@esprinc.com
About Lauren's Kids Foundation
Lauren's Kids is the creation of child abuse victim, survivor and advocate Lauren Book. The mission of Lauren's Kids is to prevent sexual abuse of minors through educating children and adults about sexual predators and offenders, supporting survivors and their families in post-disclosure recovery and promoting awareness of sexual abuse laws. Through Lauren's Kids, Lauren has been able to change laws to provide greater protection for children, begin a national public awareness campaign through local, regional and national media, and most recently started training educators and school administrators to teach children about the dangers of child predators. Together with a licensed clinical psychiatrist, Lauren has created a curriculum that now offers a child-safety program throughout Florida. The educational programming is active at the Homeless Assistance Center where it will touch the lives of 5,000 children and their families. Most recently Lauren's Kids has been approved for a pilot program that will be taught through the Miami-Dade Public Schools. Newsweek featured Lauren's work in their August 3, 2009 issue. For more information on Lauren's Kids please visit www.laurenskids.org.
About Dade Schools Athletic Foundation (DSAF)
The Dade Schools Athletic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) created in 1994 through the Miami Dade County School Board to allow the private sector to support and augment the athletic programs in the Miami-Dade County Public School system. Miami-Dade schools operate their athletic programs with very few actual tax dollars with the majority of funds being raised by the principals, athletic directors and coaches. Every school has been forced to eliminate programs and severely restrict the number of students who can participate in athletics at every level. Funds raised by the Foundation are passed on directly to Dade County public high schools as well as middle school athletic programs to provide grants for the purchase of equipment, uniforms, and training aids. In addition, the DSAF annually provides scholarships for outstanding student-athletes.