By Yaneisy Blanco….
Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has announced that Steve Marin, CEO of Marin and Sons and board member of Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, was honored recently with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Florida “New Board Member of the Year “Award for his outstanding work and commitment to serving the clubs in Miami-Dade.
“In his short tenure with Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Steve has helped the clubs not only by raising funds for improvements but also by raising awareness of the organization,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, executive director of Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.
Marin, a Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, began his term by committing to remodel an old boys locker room into a dance room with wooden floors, mirrored walls and air-conditioning. He also has been involved in the annual Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s golf tournament and gala.
Marin is planning a day of service next month with more than 100 volunteers to help clean and fix one of the clubs. All his efforts have brought a combined benefit to the organization of more than $400,000 in less than two years of service on the board.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was single building and site for boys has grown to five clubs serving 10,000 boys and girls year round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with resources to succeed and share in the American Dream.
For more information on the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, visit online at www.bgcmia.org or call 305-446-9910.