Entrepreneur, philanthropist and MLB All Star Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) and A-Rod Corp. once again made the holidays brighter for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade youth members. On Dec. 14, A-Rod presented age-appropriate gifts, provided by A-Rod Corp., to youth members aged 5 to 17 of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club.
During the event, area youth and their families enjoyed holiday activities including a petting zoo provided by Tinez Farms, face painting, bounce houses, visits with Santa, photo opportunities, food and more.
County Commissioner Raquel Regalado and City of Miami Commissioner Manolo Reyes were in attendance. Santa even made a grand entrance landing a helicopter on the Club’s baseball field.
Before A-Rod became a baseball star, he learned to play the game at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club. He thrived at the Club, staying a member until the day he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners. He is now a television baseball analyst for Fox Sports and ESPN, and a longtime board member for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and also for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“We are incredibly humbled by the continuous support from A-Rod, A-Rod Corp. and its family of companies, for generously hosting this holiday event and donating gifts to our youth members,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade President Alex Rodriguez-Roig. “Our youth members will not only cherish their new toys but the memories of meeting A-Rod and enjoying the holiday party, for years to come.”
The event was sponsored by A-Rod Corp. and its family of companies, including Florida Physicians PSN, Metro Fund and Nelson Lopez.
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