ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night 2013 Benefiting Amigos for Kids Will Once Again Live up to its Reputation as Miami's Most Popular Fundraiser

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ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night 2013 Benefiting Amigos for Kids Will Once Again Live up to its Reputation as Miami's Most Popular Fundraiser

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 10:45am

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Miami, June 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Amigos For Kids, a Miami-based nonprofit organization that aims to prevent child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families and educating communities, will host its signature annual fundraiser, ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night. The event will take place on Sat., June 15, at 8 p.m. at Jungle Island (1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132).

The evening will feature celebrity domino players, bar courtesy of presenting sponsor, Bacardí USA, and an exciting silent auction featuring the original artwork for this year’s painting by Carlos Navarro, “Conga y Domino.” Also, for the first time ever, the organization, will have a special multi-channel appeal via its social impact wall, which will inform attendees on the different ways they can help Amigos further its mission. The social impact wall gives attendees insight into the different work that the organization does through its programs, events and annual back-to-school and toy drive. A unique text-to-donate feature will also be available for guests who wish to contribute on-site.

The ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night brings the community together to help nurture and protect children and strengthen families in Miami-Dade County,” said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and head of the Office of Corporate Responsibility. “ING U.S. is proud to play a leading role supporting this wonderful event and the Amigos for Kids organization.”

From the moment guests step into the tropical haven of ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night, they’ll experience local flavors and dinner-by-the-bite provided by some of Miami’s most popular restaurants and chefs. They will also enjoy a live performance by one of Miami’s hottest bands “The Culture” as well as with the electrifying rhythms of DJ Irie, of the Miami Heat. New this year will be a special midnight pizza delivery courtesy of Papa John’s.

More than 1,800 guests are expected to take part in what is known by many as “Miami’s most popular fundraiser.” Using the Bonfyre app, attendees will be able to share photos, post comments and interact with other guests during the event. The app is available for download prior to the event. On Twitter, follow the event through the official hashtag, #INGDominoNight.

“This is ING U.S.’s ninth year as the title sponsor of ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night,” said Rosa Maria Plasencia, president and CEO of Amigos For Kids. “We are most grateful for the company’s unrelenting commitment to Amigos and our mission, especially Domino Night, our signature fundraiser of the year. ING’s support and that of all our sponsors is key in our efforts to provide yearlong services to children in our community.”

The event’s celebrity hosts serve to highlight and support the importance of the organization’s mission leading up to and during the event. Celebrity hosts include, El Gordo y La Flaca’s Raúl De Molina; Real Housewives of Miami Adriana De Moura, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, and Ana Quincoces; local television news anchors Alina Mayo Azze of Univision 23 and Belkys Nerey of WSVN 7; and telenovela icons Juan and Maki Soler and Charityn. Additionally, more than 100 celebrities will be walking the ING U.S. “orange” carpet.

Event sponsors include Platinum Sponsor, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Gold Sponsors, Academica, Baptist Health South Florida, GreenbergTraurig, Macy’s and Walmart.

Proceeds collected from the event make it possible for Amigos to provide diverse services to children and families throughout the year. Some of these services include an after-school program at Jose Martí Park; annual back-to-school and holiday toy drives; and its year-round child abuse awareness and prevention efforts, its There’s No Excuse For Child Abuse!  campaign and the “Amigos Strengthens Families & Communities Nurturing Parent” program.

About Amigos For Kids

Amigos For Kids is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit corporation founded in 1991 to respond to the diverse needs of South Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected and less-fortunate children and their families, through education, abuse prevention and community involvement. To fulfill its mission, Amigos For Kids relies on the support of dedicated volunteers and donors throughout the community. The organization creates awareness through public service campaigns and high-profile fundraising events such as the ING Miami Celebrity Domino Night. To become an Amigo by donating your time or other resources to children in need, please call 305.279.1155 or visit

About ING U.S.

ING U.S. (NYSE: VOYA), which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial, is a premier retirement, investment and insurance company serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States.  The company’s vision is to be America’s Retirement CompanyTM and its business strategy is centered on solving the most daunting financial challenge facing Americans today – retirement readiness.  Working directly with clients and through a broad group of financial intermediaries, independent producers, affiliated advisors and dedicated sales specialists, ING U.S. provides a comprehensive portfolio of asset accumulation, asset protection and asset distribution products and services.  With a dedicated workforce of approximately 7,000 employees, ING U.S. is grounded in a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time.  For more information, visit

About the ING Foundation

The ING Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where ING operates and its employees and customers live. Through charitable giving and employee volunteerism, the foundation focuses on programs in the areas of financial literacy, children’s education, diversity, and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit



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Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Amigos for Kids | ING | Miami | celebrity domino night | community | non-profit

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