President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Captain Matko Candrlic and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, Andy Stuart

Norwegian Cruise Line, longtime supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, will donate its yet-to-launch billion-dollar ship, Norwegian Encore, for the nonprofit organization’s exclusive 13th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala, taking place November 16–17, 2019. Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs, for area children who need them the most.

Guests of the “Wild About Kids” Gala will be the first aboard Norwegian Encore for this one-of-a-kind, VIP experience. Attendees will enjoy this private overnight affair that will include access to Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature attractions such as the Speedway, its two-level go-kart race track; the Galaxy Pavilion, its more than 10,000-square-foot indoor virtual reality complex; and its open-air laser tag arena, designed as the resurrected Salost city of Atlantis. Attendees will also enjoy a variety of first-rate entertainment including a performance of “Kinky Boots,” the Tony Award®-winning musical, which will be the headlining act on Norwegian Encore.

Norwegian Encore’s specialty restaurants include Cagney’s Steakhouse, Le Bistro, Los Lobos, Ocean Blue, Q, Teppanyaki, American Diner, The Manhattan Room, and Savor and Taste. All guests will enjoy an open bar throughout the ship.

Guests of the gala will enjoy a wide range of specialty accommodations including mini-suite, balcony and oceanview staterooms. Guests who take sponsorships above $25,000 are able to organize private VIP events onboard.

CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, Andy Stuart, Co-Chair, Allison Stuart, District Director, Raul Martinez Jr., and President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, Alex Rodriguez-Roig

The “Wild About Kids” Gala is co-chaired by Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Andy Stuart and his wife Allison Stuart. The goal of this year’s event is to double the attendance of last year’s gala and raise over $1.5 million. Every cent of proceeds raised from sponsorship sales and cruise revenue from the event will fund crucial Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade programs which help children realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

This year’s “Wild About Kids” Gala sponsors include Presenting Sponsor The Michael and Lynda Gordon Family Foundation, Diamond Sponsors Carmen Rebozo Foundation and NV2A Haskell JV, Emerald Sponsors Vivian and Richard Sepler and ProSys Information Systems, and Gold Sponsors Allison and Andy Stuart, J.M. Field Marketing, CDW, PCM and Icon International, Inc.

Gala sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now available. Sponsorships and tickets range from $1,750 to $100,000. Children may attend at no additional cost. For information about sponsorships and underwriting, visit https://bgcmia.org/wild-about-kids-gala/, or contact Rhia Hunter at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or rhunter@bgcmia.org.

The Norwegian Encore will depart from PortMiami on Nov. 16; Guests may begin boarding to enjoy amenities at 12:00 p.m. and the ship will set sail at 4:00 p.m. Disembarkation will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 17.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five Clubs serving thousands of 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 the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream. For more information, please visit www.bgcmia.org.

About Norwegian Cruise Line

As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for over 52 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 16 contemporary ships sail to nearly 300 of some of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveler staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the media center and follow Norwegian Cruise line on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter and Snapchat @CruiseNorwegian.