Wellington To Celebrate B&G Club’s ‘Passport To Paradise’ Jan. 6

The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club will host its 29th annual Wellington Dinner Dance, themed “Passport to Paradise,” on Friday, Jan. 6 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, with proceeds helping the club serve an additional 150 Wellington children in 2017.

For more than two decades, this event has brought supporters and philanthropists of the Boys & Girls Club of Wellington together for an evening of cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. The Wellington Dinner Dance is the largest fundraising event benefiting the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club.

“We are honored to have an elite group of people leading this event, including Georgina Bloomberg, Dr. Colette Brown-Graham, Marley Goodman-Overman and Dr. Daxa Patel as this year’s chairmen, as well as Nicolette Goldfarb as our 2017 junior chair. Our honorary chairs include Dr. Edward and Maria Becker and John and Julie Kime,” said Jaene Miranda, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. “Each of them brings something extraordinary to the table and will help us achieve our goal of bringing quality programming to a growing number of children and teens, setting them on the path for a bright future.”

The Wellington Dinner Dance is proud to have the support of Georgina Bloomberg, Complete Healthcare for Women, the Neil S. Hirsch Family Foundation, Marley & Brett Overman, Palms West Hospital, Sheriff Ric and Dorothy Bradshaw, Julie and John Kime, Palms West Hospital, the William H. Pitt Foundation, South Florida Radiation Oncology, WEP Polo Operations LLC, Adams, Coogler, Watson, Merkel, Barry and Kellner, the Center for Bone & Joint Surgery, Diagnostic Centers of America, the Florida Power & Light Company, the Florida Sugar Cane League, James J. Goad M.D., the Center for Advanced Surgical Care, Independent Imaging, Infectious Disease Consultants, Palm Beach Urology Associates, Illustrated Properties Charities, Wellington Regional Medical Center and Wellington Florist.

Proceeds from the day’s events support the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington, one of 13 Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club in Wellington has given the children of the Wellington community a place to go to be nurtured and loved. It is through the support of friends in the community that the club has been able to change the lives of thousands of children and families that walk through the club’s doors.

The clubs provide services during non-school hours, as well as summer camp opportunities, to nearly 8,000 boys and girls ages 6 to 18 throughout the county. They emphasize educational, vocational, social, recreational, health, leadership and character-building skills in a positive and safe atmosphere. Through quality programs, the club experience provides children with the guidance they need to make a healthy transition from childhood to young adulthood.

Sponsorships and tickets are available. For more information, contact Christine Galenski at (561) 683-3287 or cgalenski@bgcpbc.org. For more details about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, visit www.bgcpbc.org.


ABOVE: Wellington club members with event chairs Dr. Colette Brown-Graham and Dr. Daxa Patel.