Jack & Jill Center’s 2nd Annual RUN 4 THE KIDS 5K
Haven’t registered yet? Click this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/FortLauderdale/JackJillRunforKids.
Run 4 The Kids 5K – Event Information
Thank you so much for supporting Jack & Jill Center by registering for The 2nd Annual Run 4 The Kids 5K!
Pre-packet pick-up will be held on Friday, September 17th from 3:00 to 5:30 PM at Jack & Jill Center (1315 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL) outside of the Madelaine Halmos Academy building. Participants will also be able to pick up their packets at the event beginning at 7:45 AM. Virtual supporters will be mailed their packets which include their Run 4 The Kids 5K t-shirts and medals, if unable to pick them up at the pre-packet pickup or the packet pick-up on the event day.
In-person participants, join us Saturday, September 18th at LauderAle Brewery (3305 SE 14th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Below are the event day details:
- 7:45 AM – Registration Opens
- 8:10 AM – Warm Up By Alyssa From Ales & Asanas Yoga
- 8:20 AM – National Anthem by School of Rock
- 8:30 AM – Race Kick-Off/ Participant Start Time
- 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Entertainment by School of Rock
Free event parking is available in all areas that have not been blocked by event signage and orange cones. Additionally, free street parking is available in the grass along SW 14th Avenue, and in the Sirrsccos Marine parking lot located next to LauderAle Brewery.
All participants, virtual and in-person, will receive a t-shirt and medal, and in-person 21+ participants will also receive a drink ticket. In addition to LauderAle Brewery’s beers on tap, mimosas will also be available. If anyone makes an additional donation of $5 donation to Jack & Jill Center at the event, LauderAle will give a $1 discount on a beverage (up to $5 in discounts total per person). Click here to view the menu at LauderAle.
Thank you so much to the Food Trucks who will be at the event: Glow Bowl Food & German Themed Oktoberfest Truck – Epic Bites by Mike Smerda.
Do you have a friend who hasn’t registered yet? Sent them this link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/FortLauderdale/JackJillRunforKids.
Contact Business Development Manager, Alana Wortsman at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to sponsor.
About Jack & Jill Center: Founded in 1942 by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Jack & Jill Center, Inc. is the oldest nonprofit 501(c)(3) provider of early childhood education in Broward County and is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It is the mission of Jack & Jill Center to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center has four programs: Early Education Program, Madelaine Halmos Academy (elementary education program), Health Program, and Family Program. 90% of the children and families served live within 175% of the Federal Poverty Level, and 89% of families enrolled in Jack & Jill Center increase their income in just one year. Learn more at www.jackandjillcenter.org.
About The Jack & Jill Center Young Professionals Network (YPN): The Jack & Jill Center Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a networking group of individuals ages 21-40 who are dedicated to serving their local community. The main goals of the Young Professionals Network are to provide community awareness, volunteer services, program assistance, and financial support for Jack & Jill Center. Events hosted by the Young Professionals include quarterly happy hours, volunteer activities at the Center, as well as the planning and hosting of the annual Fall Festival.
The Friends of Jack & Jill Center presented The 20th Annual Power Lunch on Wednesday, September 29 at 11:30 AM at Global Grille at First Baptist. 250 guests joined us as Jack & Jill Center paid tribute to several special honorees in the community: The Young Professionals Network, The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, and Herman Construction. This honor is bestowed to one corporate organization, one foundation organization, and one volunteer organization that have gone above and beyond through their contributions and service to Jack & Jill Center.
Attendees were joined by Neki Mohan, Journalist, Storyteller, and Entrepreneur as the Master of Ceremonies and Guest Speaker, and Steve Halmos, CEO of Halmos Holdings, Inc. as Guest Speaker. Thank you to all of our supporters for making this event successful! Over $90,000 was raised to support the children and families at Jack & Jill Center.
Click here to view the event on YouTube.
Click here to view and download photos from the event.
Thank you again for your support! With your help, the Friends of Jack & Jill Center have raised $4.5 million for in-need children and families in our community since its inception in 2001. This would not be possible without supporters like you! If you have questions, please contact Jenn Swercheck, Director of Special Events at (954) 463 – 8772, ext. 206 or email@example.com.
Registration is NOT required to attend Trunk-or-Treat, although donations are encouraged!
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Join the Friends of Jack & Jill Center at the 20th Annual Stiles Light Up Downtown, presented by Joe and Michele Maiuro on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in The Plaza on Las Olas (301 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301). This year is a VIP experience and an adults-only affair. Get into the holiday spirit with live entertainment and unlimited drinks and appetizers in the Plaza on Las Olas, culminating with the lighting of a 30-foot tree!
Click Here for Stiles Light Up Downtown Parking Information and QR Code.
Sponsor Opportunities for this event are available! All sponsorship opportunities include VIP Admission Badges. With your help, the Friends of Jack & Jill Center have raised $4.5 million for in-need children and families in our community since its inception in 2001. This would not be possible without supporters like you! Please contact Jenn Swercheck, Director of Special Events at (954) 463 – 8772, ext. 206 or email@example.com.
Cool Libations | Culinary Delights | Fashion Show | Live Entertainment
We are so thrilled to announce that Steve Climie is representing Jack & Jill Center! Thank you Steve and Galleria Fort Lauderdale for this opportunity! The hottest event of the year, Men of Style, is on Thursday, December 2th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Galleria Fort Lauderdale .
VIP Tickets are $150 and are VERY LIMITED! First come, first served! Reserve your ticket below. At this time there are no General Admission tickets being sold. If you cannot attend, please vote online for Steve Climie HERE! VOTING CLOSES AT 11 AM ON DECEMBER 2, 2021!
Madelaine Halmos Academy Open House
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Madelaine Halmos Academy, 1315 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Please complete the RSVP form here.
Community members, you and your families are invited to our Madelaine Halmos Academy Open House on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM!
- Tour our brand-new, state-of-the-art elementary school building featuring two classrooms for each grade—kindergarten through fifth—in addition to a Music, Media, and Movement (MMM) Room, a Science and Art Lab, a large open-air classroom connecting the outdoors with a flexible learning space, and so much more.
- Engage with our passionate administrators, teachers, and team members who all possess a desire to see students thrive, and the ability to implement innovative approaches to education for an overall competitive educational experience for all of our students.
- Discover how your child could be eligible for a 2-year college scholarship through the Jack & Jill Center Opportunity Scholarship Fund, Presented by The Halmos Family. That’s right, we ensure all Madelaine Halmos Academy students are college-bound!
We are currently enrolling transfer students for the 2021-2022 school year, new students for the 2022-2023 school year, and summer camp 2022. Come visit our school on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM—we can’t wait to meet you! Please complete the RSVP form below.
Open House RSVP FormOpen House RSVP Form - Initially created for MHA Open House on 12/7/21
Join the Friends of Jack & Jill Center dockside on Wednesday, December 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Southport Raw Bar, 1536 Cordova Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Tickets are $15 for Friends Members and $20 for Non-Members and include two complimentary glasses of beer or wine and light appetizers. All proceeds benefit Jack & Jill Center. Guests are encouraged to bring an item for Jack & Jill’s Santa Shopping Day, where Jack & Jill children can choose gifts for their parent(s) or guardian(s).
Suggested items include:
For Moms: Bags & purses, toiletries, make-up, bath products, hair accessories.
For Dads: Tool kits, baseball caps, sports themed accessories, tech accessories.
For Both: Christmas decorations, coffee mugs, reusable water bottles, watches, wallets, gift cards.
Household items: Decorative objects, trays, frames.
Wrapping: Christmas themed gift bags (especially large ones)
For more information, please contact Cindy Sessoms at (954) 661-7342.