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Monica Burguera Foundation Partners with Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show for Annual Signature Event

10/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Miami, FL, October 25, 2016 – The Monica Burguera Foundation (MBF) announced today the Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® as sponsor of its upcoming Signature Event, taking place Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club. The annual Signature Event draws more than 200 local business owners, politicians, avid boaters and all funds raised will go towards free monthly boating safety classes that are held in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard as part of MBF’s mission to spread awareness for watercraft safety and boating education. Since 2010, more than 4,588 students have successfully completed the program.

As Bronze Sponsor of the annual Signature Event, Miami Boat Show organizers will be onsite on November 5th to support MBF and the show’s shared mission to spread awareness for boating safety and education; the boat show will provide boating safety courses through its Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training courses and other programs during the annual event February 16-20, 2017, once again at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin.

Entrance tickets per guest to the MBF Annual Signature Event are $125.00. The entrance ticket fee includes: Reception, Cocktail Party, Dinner and Dancing. Register today at

Other sponsors for MBF’s Annual Signature Event include:

  • Gold Anchor Sponsors: Estrella Insurance
  • Bronze  Sponsors: ACR Electronics

To register, volunteer, sponsor and get more information, please contact Mabel Gonzalez at or 305-398-4609 or visit:

About Monica Burguera Foundation

The Monica Burguera Foundation (MBF) was created in memory of Monica Burguera, a 20-year-old Florida International University student who died in a tragic boating accident during the 2006 Columbus Day weekend festivities in Miami, Florida. The Foundation is committed to saving lives and making our waters safer for all by promoting watercraft safety and boater education. Through a combination of community education, outreach and events, the Foundation works to create boating safety awareness as well as to prevent boating accidents. To learn more about the Monica Burguera Foundation, make a contribution or to sign up for free watercraft safety classes, please go to

With your support, we can do even more to help save lives and prevent boating accidents.

About the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. The boat show generates $600 million of economic activity each year and supports 55,000 Florida jobs.  In 2017, the show will celebrate its 76th year and a new location at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin.  NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit

Contact: Sarah Salvatori 312.946.6285


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