Charity Bowling Event draws former UM athletes

Charity Bowling Event draws former UM athletes

Claudia Acanda, Kemp Mobley,and John Burns wait in line for lunch from Karl Zoisi’s grill buffet at Profit Inc.

The evening of Feb. 25, bowlers and Hurricane fans alike gathered for the 2nd Annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tournament featuring former Miami Hurricanes athletes at Splitsville in South Miami. In addition to bowling, there was a a 50/50 Billiards Tournament and dinner, along with live and silent auction and a chance to win a University of Miami vs University of Florida football game package.

Rebuilding Together is celebrated its 20th Anniversary on Feb 21, with a wine tasting featuring St. Michelle Wine Estates and Vintus Wines on the rooftop of the Zubi Building, 2990 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Miami Dade Inc. For more information call Donna Fales at 305 665-1146 X 213.

Speaking of wines, The next Coral Gables Rotary Club’s Wine and Dine for Charity event will be held April 9, at CRAVE in the Village of Merrick Park. Tickets are $125 all inclusive per person and include champagne reception, and a 4 course gourmet dinner with wine pairings for each course. To reserve space, contact event chair, Rodney Langer at 786 251 8459 or Gloria at 305 968-3090. Profit Inc., one of the oldest business networking organizations in Miami Dade County, gathered members and their families for their annual picnic at Tropical Park on Feb 10th .

Charity Bowling Event draws former UM athletes

Celebs and winning bowlers at 2012 Inaugural UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tournament.

President Kemp Mobley and Executive Director Frank Obregon welcomes guests who enjoyed a feast of chicken, pork chops, burgers and more expertly prepared by Profit member Karl Zoisi, of Karl’s Catering. After lunch, competition on the volleyball and softball fields brought lots of laughter and certainly helped burn off the calories. Among the many dozens enjoying the day were Elena and Bob Kemper, Claudia Acanda, Robert Beans, Jacky Sabatier, Dr. Joe Briggle, Wilson and Barbi Alvarez, Louis de Souza, Mike Sutta and family (who killed at softball) , John Burns, Jose Alonso and Dr. Gayle Carson. For information on this great networking organization, contact Frank via email:

In upcoming event news, save the date for Chamber South’s 3rd Annual Business Excellence Awards luncheon ceremony to be held Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Coral Gables Country Club at 11:45 a.m. These awards recognize excellence in business leadership and honors businesses in our community that achieve outstanding success. Applicants must be members in good standing of Chamber South. Returning again to emcee the event will be Phil Ferro (Chief Meteorologist, WSVN). For more information or to sponsor this event, contact Arelis Ferro at Chamber South (305)661-1621

Until next time, keep making each day count.

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Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Active in many non profits, she received numerous awards across the community. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where she sings in the choir. She can be reached at

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