Friends of Jack & Jill Center to Host 19th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks on April 27, 2024

The Tropical Event at Lauderdale Yacht Club to Raise Much-Needed Funds for Children and Families in Need


The Friends of Jack & Jill Center invite the community to leave their heels and ties at home and slip into their flip flops and tropical attire to attend the 19th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks at the picturesque Lauderdale Yacht Club on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

This event overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway will feature vibrant beach décor creating the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening. Guests will enjoy tropical inspired drinks, food and live music. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on luxurious items through both live and virtual silent auctions.

The proceeds from the event will benefit Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education, family strengthening program and HEALTH Program to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 30,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942. 

Event sponsorships ranging from $2,500–$20,000 are available at Individual tickets are available for $250 or the Generous VIP Tickets are available for $1,000 and includes two VIP tickets and provides two weeks of early education to a child.  

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center thank the sponsors for their generous support. Pediatrix is serving as the event’s Title Sponsor. The Lauderdale Yacht Club member sponsors are Maria and Kyle Meyer.  


Saturday, April 27, 2024

6:30–10:30 p.m.


Lauderdale Yacht Club

1725 SE 12th St

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


To attend the event or become a sponsor, visit or contact Emma Hadley, Special Events Manager at 954.463.8772, ext. 206 or


Guests may purchase individual tickets for $250 or generous VIP tickets for $1,000. 

About Jack & Jill Center

Jack & Jill Center’s mission is to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. It achieves its mission by focusing on both the children and family units as a whole, so that the entire household, children and parents alike, are able to reach their full potential. Since 1942, Jack & Jill Center has served more than 30,000 children and families in South Florida. It currently serves as a NAEYC-accredited year-round early learning program for children aged six weeks through preschool, as well as an elementary school. The Madelaine Halmos Academy’s (MHA) new state-of-the-art elementary school building, an expansion of Jack & Jill Center’s Early Education Center, debuted in April 2021. Serving students from high-need working families in kindergarten–fifth grade, the transformational project, is geared to prepare students for success in career and life and be one of the highest-performing schools in Broward County. For more information about Jack & Jill visit www.jackandjillcenter.org, or call 954.463.8772.

About Friends of Jack & Jill Center 

The Friends (Auxiliary Board) of Jack & Jill Center was established in 1999 to provide financial support, volunteer services, program assistance and community awareness. Since its inception, Friends of Jack & Jill Center has raised over $5.8 million through membership and events and have volunteered countless hours to improve the lives of children and families. For more information about Friends of Jack & Jill Center, visit