Saturday, April 9th, 2016, the Call of the Game Dinner Presented by Acordis and Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino honored the work of the people “behind the scenes” who make a difference in our community. The Dinner featured a silent and live auction filled with fantastic trips, memorabilia, one of a kind experiences and much more!
Your host for the evening
Miami Heat Coach
Don Shula Sports Legend Award Honoree
Ted Arison Community
Miami Dolphins CB
Courage & Commitment
Sonny Hirsch Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award Honoree
Don Shula Sports Legend Award
This award honors an outstanding sports “legend” who has demonstrated a passion for their sport and brings that same passion off the playing field to their community.
Past Award Winners: Dan Marino (2015), Lebron James (2014), Ron Rothstein (2013), Bob Griese (2012), Alonzo Mourning (2011), Dr. Jack Ramsay (2010), Coach Don Shula (2009)
Ted Arison Community Service Award
This award honors an outstanding individual in our community that has shown a great love and passion for making our community better.
Past Award Winners: Romero Britto (2015), James Jones (2014), Twan Russell (2013), Bill Fauberbach (2012) and PUBLIX, Dr. Barth Green and Jenna Green (2011), Dwyane Wade (2010), Tracy Wilson Mourning (2009)
Jim Mandich Courage & Commitment Award
This award honors an individual who has demonstrated courage and as a result, maintained a commitment to empower and inspire their community.
Past Award Winners: Jeff Fogel (2015), Gabrielle Giffords (2014), Sara Ganim (2013), Nick and Marc Buoniconti (2012)
Sonny Hirsch Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award
This award honors an outstanding sports broadcaster that has had a great impact in his field as well as his or her accomplishments within our community.
Past Award Winners: Joe Zagacki (2015), Steve Shapiro (2014), Dave Van Horne (2013), Joe Rose (2012), Jim Mandich (2011), Tony Segreto (2010), Hank Goldberg (2009)
Reid & Fiorentino – Charities
At the heart of our events are two charities, Lauren’s Kids and the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation (DSAF). Both charities benefit from the generosity of all that attend the Reid & Fiorentino events. See below to learn more about these two wonderful charities.
Lauren’s Kids is a Florida-based organization aimed at preventing child sexual abuse and healing survivors through education and awareness. It was started by Lauren Book, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who endured abuse at the hands of her nanny for six years. Most recently, Lauren’s Kids received $3.8 million from the Florida Legislature to develop and implement the state’s first-ever sexual abuse prevention curriculum called Safer, Smarter Kids. Additionally, her organization offers a 24-hour crisis hotline, an annual awareness walk and speaking engagements. For more information, visit laurenskids.org.
Dade Schools Athletic Foundation (DSAF)
The Dade Schools Athletic Foundation is a 501(c)3 created in 1994 through the Miami Dade County School Board to allow the private sector to support and augment the athletic programs in the Miami-Dade County Public School system. Miami-Dade schools operate their athletic programs with very few actual tax dollars with the majority of funds being raised by the principals, athletic directors and coaches. Every school has been forced to eliminate programs and severely restrict the number of students who can participate in athletics at every level.
Funds raised by the Foundation are passed on directly to Dade County public high schools as well as middle school athletic programs to provide grants for the purchase of equipment, uniforms, and training aids. In addition, the DSAF annually provides scholarships for outstanding student-athletes.