Presented by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Y’s signature Beach Ball Gala is set for 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, September 17 at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami.

With Florida hitting a grim new record in 2021 with drownings up by 44%, the most child drownings since 2009, support for water safety education and drowning prevention programs are more critical than ever.

Proceeds from the annual Beach Ball 2022 Gala are directed to the YMCA of South Florida’s Aquatic Financial Assistance, which provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to at-risk children in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

This year’s event is also sponsored by Brown & Brown Miami-Dade, Delta Air Lines, Publix Charities, Bacardi, Related, Cleveland Clinic, Club Med, Milner, UKG, Gulf Building, Pylon, Ryder System, Iberia Bank, and America’s Office Source, among others.

Tickets are $500 each and underwriting sponsorship packages are available at $2,000 (includes two tickets) and $5,000 (includes four tickets). Platinum table sponsorships are available at $10,000 and includes a table for 10 guests.

To purchase tickets, sponsorships and for information on auction item donations, visit

For sponsorship opportunities or additional questions, please contact Aimee Fretwell at or at 954-334-9622, ext. 1045.

  • 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception & wine wall
  • 8:00 p.m. Dinner, live musical entertainment, dancing, & live auction

 *Cocktail Chic Attire | Complimentary Valet Parking

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