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March 26, 2019 – Coral Gables, FL – Junior Orange Bowl Committee members and guests gathered on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at The CocoPlum Woman’s Club for the Junior Orange Bowl Board Installation. Over 80 people were in attendance for the cocktail chic event to see the incoming President and elected Board of Directors get inducted into their new respective roles, honor the outgoing JOBC President, Frandley DeFilie, and recognize the members and sponsors who make the Junior Orange Bowl outstanding.

Isa Goenaga, a long-standing member of the Junior Orange Bowl with a passion to lead the organization to success, was inducted as the 49th President of the Junior Orange Bowl Committee.

Immediate Past President Frandley DeFilie, presented Khalil Madani and Lucy Foerster with the James Charlton Outstanding Service Award, this is given annually to the Volunteer of the year who exemplifies leadership. Madani was inducted as Secretary of the Junior Orange Bowl Board of Directors and will also serve as the chair of the Robotics Committee for the 2019-20 festival season. Lucy Foerster, Executive Director of the Woody Foundation, serves as chair for the Sports Ability Games, an inspirational three-day series of athletic events for young adaptive athletes.

DeFilie also honored husband and wife, Jodi Steinbauer (JOBC Tennis Tournament Director) and J.R. Steinbauer (JOBC Golf Championship Director), with this year’s Community Impact Award.  For over 35 years, a Steinbauer has been involved with the Junior Orange Bowl – the two of them have been an inspiration through their spirit, dedication to volunteerism, and make a true measurable impact on the South Florida Community.

Abby Dresnick and Cathy Nordlund, co-chair and tournament coordinator of the 58th Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, made a special presentation to various organizations who support the Junior Orange Bowl and are a philanthropic staple in the community. Dresnick and Nordlund honored Nicklaus Children’s Hospital as the Sports Health Sponsor for the 2018-19 Tennis Championship, University of Miami, Here’s Help and Badia Spices.

Orange Bowl Committee President-Elect, Jeff Rubin, swore in the board of directors for the 2019-2020 Festival Season, which included Isa Goenaga (President), Frandley DeFilie (Immediate Past President), Steven Gonzalez (President-elect), Luis Quinones (Vice President), Aldo Castaneda (Vice President), Samantha Jones (Treasurer), Khalil Madani (Secretary), Grant Souviron (Director), and Marti Bueso (Director).

The Junior Orange Bowl Board Installation is possible with the sustained support of its sponsor Ojala Wines and its Festival Sponsors the Orange Bowl, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, City of Coral Gables, Badia Spices and Miami-Dade County.

The Junior Orange Bowl prides itself on its community partnerships and is always looking for companies who share the same goal of providing lasting memories for the youth of the world. Join this group of sponsors and help us continue our mission in empowering our future generation.

Please contact for participation or sponsorship information.

Founded in 1948 with the inaugural Junior Orange Bowl Parade, the organization carries a strong 70-year-old tradition attracting more than 7,500 youth annually. The Junior Orange Bowl, a FL 501(c)3, hosts competitive athletic, academic and cultural arts events in a diverse and safe environment. Since its inception, the Junior Orange Bowl has been serving the South Florida community and the youth of the world by hosting an international youth festival, which includes basketball, golf, tennis, cross country, creative writing, and events specifically designed for young adaptive athletes. The Junior Orange Bowl envisions a world in which every student and athlete is provided the opportunity for success.


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