Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver and community activist Nat Moore has been selected as the recipient of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club’s 2013 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award.
Moore will receive the prestigious award at the 34th Biscayne Bay Gala, Oct. 5, at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a dinner and live auction at 7:30 p.m. The cocktail reception will feature an ensemble from the South Florida Youth Symphony, one of Florida’s leading youth orchestras.
“Nat Moore has done so much for the youth of South Florida over the years,” said Biscayne Bay Kiwanis president William Reich. “He has served his hometown well, and it’s our honor to recognize him. With the support of the Dolphins and the community Nat has served, we are certain this year’s gala will be a highly successful event.”
Moore, currently serving as senior vice president of the Miami Dolphins, was a standout wide receiver during his 13-year tenure with the Dolphins, breaking nearly every career receiving record for the team and held those records until 1991. Moore, who played in two Super Bowls, still stands second on the Dolphins all-time career receiving touchdowns list with 74.
Moore’s success in football carried over into his personal life by giving unselfishly of his time to many charitable causes in South Florida where he grew up and attended Miami Edison Senior High School, followed by a stellar career at the University of Florida. His endeavors off the field, including long-term relationships with several nonprofits, let Moore to be named the 1984 NFL “Man of the Year.” He also earned the 1986 Byron White Humanitarian Award for his service to his team, community and country.
“I am honored to be recognized by the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club,” Moore said.
“This is a great organization which serves the children of Miami’s inner city, an area where I grew up. Being able to give back to this area of the community — by being part of this fundraising effort — is especially meaningful to me and my family.”
Past recipients of this award, include Dolphins founder Joe Robbie, Coach Jimmy Johnson, broadcaster Ralph Renick, Miami Commissioner Athalie Range, U.S. Rep. William “Bill” Lehman, former Miami Herald publisher David Lawrence Jr., Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, Richard Baron, Joseph Klock Jr. and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients Dr. Pedro Greer Jr., U.S. Rep. Dante B. Fascell and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Tickets to the event — expected to be attended by approximately 500 of South Florida’s business and community leaders —are $150 ($1,500 for a table). For more information on table purchases, event sponsorship, or program advertising, contact the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club at 305-814-2225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org