Footy’s 13th annual ‘Bubbles & Bones’ gala to benefit Here’s Help Inc.
It’s that time of the year for Footy’s 13th annual “Bubbles & Bones” gala to benefit Here’s Help Inc., a nonprofit organization that caters to inner-city adolescents battling with substance dependency and addiction. The event will take place Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 11 p.m., at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Drive in Hollywood.
This year, Here’s Help will honor Mark and Robin Levinson of Levinson’s Jewelers for their continued devotion and support of the program.
The evening will begin with a cocktail hour, featuring world-class champagnes and gourmet chicken wings (hence the event’s name). Music will be provided by DJ 1 Tre, AKA Michael Marino, during the cocktail hour.
More than 700 guests will also enjoy a sit-down dinner, followed by a live performance by national recording act Village People. The night will conclude with music and entertainment by Jimmy Jam and the Jimmy Jam Dancers.
Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably for the night with local celebrities. The jeans and all that shimmers theme suggests elegant-casual attire.
Honorary committee members include Jeb Bush, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, K.C. (from K.C. & The Sunshine Band), Dan and Claire Marino, Pat and Chris Riley, and Jon Secada. Many former and current Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat and Miami Marlins players will also be in attendance to enjoy a night filled with champagne, chicken wings and entertainment.
“What started as a pre-party for our annual ’Wing Ding’ festival has really turned into an amazing fundraising event for Here’s Help,” said John “Footy” Kross, CEO of Here’s Help Inc. “The monies we raise fund our enrichment programs, which make a world of difference in our students’ success.”
In addition, the “Bubbles & Bones” gala will include live and silent auctions. A few lucky bidders will walk away with various packages, including vacation getaways from Sandals & Beaches Resorts.
For more information, visit www.hereshelpinc.com.
Chris Riley The Village People will provide entertainment at the festivities
Jason Taylor, left, Ralph Stringer, Shawn Wooden and Dan Marino
Pepe Badia, left, and "Footy"
Mark Levinson, left, and Robin Levinson