Amigos For Kids Returns!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On September - 21 - 2022

Amigos For Kids, a Miami-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families, and educating communities, is proud to announce that its wildly popular signature annual fundraiser is back. The much anticipated return of Amigos For Kids’ Miami Celebrity Domino Night will take place the evening of Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Jungle Island.

“We are so grateful for the overwhelming support from all of our sponsors this year and are especially thankful to our presenting sponsor, Bacardi, for its continued support. This support makes it possible to move our mission of child abuse prevention forward so we can help families become more resilient and better able to provide safe environments and nurturing experiences for children,” said Karina Pavone, president and CEO of Amigos For Kids.
The event will provide guests with an open bar courtesy of presenting sponsor Bacardi and dinner-by-the-bite at its culinary pavilion, featuring local flavors provided by some of Miami’s most popular chefs and restaurants. Among them are Ana Paz Cakes, Azamara, Baptist Health, Bolay Kitchen, Bouza Brownies, CHICA, Café La Carreta, Chef Adrianne’s, Chris Valdes Catering, Crepe Maker, Fogo de Chão, Giardino, Goya Foods, Jungle Island, Karamello & Co., Kojin, La Taberna Giralda, LA Sweetz, Mena Catering, Miami Ice, Night Owl Cookies, Papa John’s, Randazzo’s Italian Restaurant, Sushi Maki, Miami Culinary Institute and Versailles Restaurant.

“After a two-year hiatus, we’re so excited with the return of our annual marquee fundraiser, Miami Celebrity Domino Night, which comes just in time to commemorate Amigos For Kids’ 30th anniversary,” said Jorge A. Plasencia, co-founder and chairman emeritus, Amigos For Kids. “We thank everyone that has supported our organization and its vital mission of serving the under-resourced and fighting child abuse over the past three decades.”

A highlight of the evening will be the blue carpet that will showcase many of Miami’s celebrities, media personalities, elected officials, community and corporate leaders, as well as the social elite. The evening will also feature a performance by renowned celebrity, DJ Laz, and the sounds of live entertainment by cover band, Extasy. The “Domino Auction Shopping Village” will exhibit over 100 items which include art, sports memorabilia, fine jewelry, luxurious travel experiences and much more. There will also be a live auction featuring an Azamara Luxury Cruise.

“This event helps to raise funds to support the vital work of Amigos For Kids. As a proud board member, I have seen first-hand the impact of this work in our community,” said Nicole Valls, event chair. “No amount of effort is too great if it means we can keep even one child from experiencing the suffering and trauma of child abuse.”

Media Sponsors:
Univision 23 and Univision Radio, Telemundo, Clear Channel Outdoor, Diario Las Américas, Ocean Drive, Modern Luxury, Spanish Broadcasting,, EVENTOS Magazine, WSVN 7, and Kiddos Magazine.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and the thousands of children we are able to reach every year, we thank our sponsors and supporters,” stated Maggie Fresen Zulueta, chairman of the Amigos For Kids Board of Directors. “In particular, I would like to acknowledge our corporate sponsors who are a vital centerpiece in continuing Amigos’ mission – Bacardi, Academica, Telemundo, Prestige Clinical Research Center, Baptist Health, Capgemini, Greenberg Traurig, Nomi Health, Citrus Health Network, Ernst & Young, FTI Consulting, Goya Foods, Larry Gellar & Ingrid Hoffmann, Jones Day, FPL, JPizars, Mark Migdal & Hayden, Neology Life, The Nilda R. Pedrosa Memorial Foundation, Pension Services Inc., Ryder System Systems, Inc., Starboard Cruise Services, TD Bank, Terra Group, White Rock Quarries, and Winston & Strawn LLP.”

For more information visit and follow @AmigosForKids on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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