Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 14, 2016—The second annual Marine Industry Cares Foundation/MICF Chairman’s Gala slated for Saturday, January 28, 2017 is proud to announce the following supporting sponsors:

  • Advanced Mechanical Enterprises
  • Advantage Services
  • AERE Marine Group
  • Bahia Mar
  • bluewater
  • Dania Cut Super Yacht Repair
  • Derecktor Shipyard
  • Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club
  • IGY Marinas
  • ISS GMT
  • Lauderdale Marine Center
  • Luxury Home Consultants
  • Marine Industries Association of South Florida
  • Maritime Professional Training
  • MHG Insurance
  • Palladium Technologies
  • Perry & Neblett, P.A.
  • Pinmar USA
  • Roscioli Yachting Center
  • RPM Diesel Engine Company
  • Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits
  • The Triton Newspaper
  • Wards Marine Electric

The black-tie ‘Masquerade Casino Night’ will be held at the Gallery of Amazing Things/GOAT in Dania Beach, FL. As a fundraiser that supports MICF and programs such as the Marine Industry Immersion Summer Camps and the MICF Youth Creative Arts Contest. The evening will be a night for South Florida’s marine industry and the broader community to come together in support of children and families in need, while also celebrating the 2017 Class of MICF Chairman Honorees.

The “roving”, free flow event will feature complimentary valet, a grand tasting area, live music and dancing, gambling and an auction, all in a masquerade-type atmosphere. VIP+ ticket holders will have exclusive access to two private areas, the High Roller Venetian lounge and the Hidden Court Mexican Masquerade room whereas they’ll experience custom gaming experiences, expanded dining options, and high end libations at open bars.

“Our inaugural Gala earlier this year offered a great start to 2016,” said David Reed, Chairman, “and we look forward to next year’s Gala really serving as a strong fundraiser and kickoff to a year of continued growth and positive impact for children and families in our community. This year we have a dynamic committee of a lucky 13, and we are excited about what they will bring to this wonderful event.”

A beneficiary of the Gala, the MICF Marine Immersion Summer Camp was started in 2015 as a two-week program introducing high school students to the marine industry through field trips to local businesses, camp visits by industry professionals, and hands-on STEM [science, technology, engineering, math] projects. The projects included a boat propeller design and race challenge as well as an underwater ROV build challenge led by industry professionals and local engineering teachers. The summer camp began with just one school in 2015 and expanded to two schools in 2016. The goal is to continue increasing local schools participation to help grow our Summer Marine Camp Program.

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