Amigos For Kids™ Announces ING as the Title Sponsor of Miami Celebrity Domino Night ‘05 To Benefit thousands of South Florida’s Underprivileged Children
Amigos For Kids™, a South Florida non-profit organization committed to helping abused, abandoned and less fortunate children, is proud to announce ING as the Title Sponsor of its largest fundraising event, ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night ’05. The yearly event will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at Parrot Jungle Island . Proceeds will benefit the extensive initiatives carried out all yearlong by Amigos.
More than 2000 of Miami ’s movers and shakers will once again join local and international celebrities as well as representatives from South Florida ’s major corporations, media outlets, political and community leaders.
In addition to the exciting domino-playing, silent auction and featured entertainment, guests will enjoy a full array of delicious foods provided by Miami ’s most prominent chefs, restaurants and caterers. This years’ p articipating restaurants include Chispa, The Chocolate Fountain by A-List Events, El Sembrador, Neiman Marcus’ Mariposa Restaurant, Caf1909, Rowland Coffee, Sanso Foods, Mamma Mia Italian Ices, Edda’s Cake Designs, Ben and Jerry’s, The District, The Pasta Factory, Versailles, and many more.
“We are thrilled that ING has come on board to support such a worthwhile cause,” said Jorge A. Plasencia, Amigos For Kids’ co-founder and chairman of the board. ”I am confident that with ING’s sponsorship, this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, and we look forward to a continued relationship with ING and all of our sponsors for years to come.”
“While working with ING’s team over the last several weeks, it’s been rewarding to understand their commitment to the South Florida ’s community”, commented Rosa Maria Plasencia, Amigos’ executive director.
"When ING decided to establish a presence in Miami ," said ING Senior Vice President Ricardo Lopez Valencia , "we reviewed many community organizations we might support. We selected Amigos because we were tremendously impressed by the positive impact of their programs and by the depth of business and professional talent on their board of directors. They have assembled a true “Super Board” of community volunteers to lead the organization."
Individual tickets to the ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night ’05 are $125 in advance, or $150 at the door. Reserved tables of four are also available for $1000. Tax-deductible sponsorships, restaurant opportunities and tickets are available now. To become a sponsor or participating restaurant, purchase tickets for the event or donate items for the silent auction call Amigos For Kids at 305.279.1155 or visit www.amigosforkids.org
About Amigos For Kids TM
Amigos For Kids™ is a 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation founded in 1991 to respond to the diverse needs of South Florida ’s abused, abandoned, neglected and less-fortunate children. To fulfill its mission, Amigos relies on the support of compassionate volunteers and donors throughout the community. When you support Amigos For Kids™, your generosity helps enrich the lives of thousands of deserving children…providing our kids, and our community, with a brighter tomorrow. To become an Amigo by donating your time, or other resources to children in need, please call Amigos For Kids at (305) 279-1155 or visit www.amigosforkids.org .
ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to over 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries.
With a diverse workforce of over 113,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.
In the U.S. , the ING family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients which include life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com
NOTE: ING recently announced that it will become the title sponsor of the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon . A key cornerstone of ING’s marathon sponsorship is the ING Run for Something Better, an initiative meant to motivate and inspire children in grades K-12 to lead physically active and healthy lifestyles
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