Get Ready, Tombola is Coming Soon

Teresa Martinez | Director of Communications
This year, the annual Fr. Dorta-Duque, SJ Memorial Tombola will be held on February 8-10 . This incredible tradition has not only been a great opportunity for families and alumni to gather on campus and enjoy each other’s company, but has also helped raise the necessary funds for our Financial Assistance Program.  For detailed information about all of the events and how you can get involved please visit
Here are a few important reminders:

  • Raffle tickets. As part of the cost of student registration you have already paid for these tickets. Your family has the option of selling the tickets in order to recuperate the funds or you can donate the additional proceeds to the school.  We ask that you return the raffle ticket stubs so you can participate in the raffle and be eligible for prizes to the main office by Friday, February 8.

  • Volunteer Sign-up. Students and Parents are required to volunteer with their homeroom. Information on how to register will be sent via email on Monday, January 14.

  • Purchase ride tickets. Tickets and ride bracelets can only be purchased online at

  • The Culinary Extravaganza is the kick-off event for Tombola weekend on Friday night in the Garrido Family Plaza. This event features some of the city’s most diverse and popular restaurants with exciting wine pairings. Click here to purchase tickets.  

  • On Saturday evening, adults will have another opportunity to gather at the 9th Annual Wine Tasting in the Saladrigas Art Gallery. Click here to purchase tickets.

  • New this year.  Our Bazaar will have an Early Bird Shopping Event on Saturday, February 9 in the Roberto Goizueta Athletic Center.  We will be selling tickets to only 200 shoppers, who prefer to shop in a less-crowded environment and want first dibs at the merchandise. Tickets for the event are $20 and includes a goody bag, little bites, and complimentary mimosas.  Click here to purchase tickets.

  • The Cigar Lounge will be open Saturday and Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. in the Raul and Nidia Rodriguez Science Pavilion.
  • Saturday Night Concert. Taking the main stage on February 9 in the Garrido Family Plaza is Mad World Orchestra, formerly known as Eruption. This ‘80s band will play from 9 p.m. to midnight.

  • Flag Football Tournament. Belen students are encouraged to form a team and compete in a Flag Football Tournament on Sunday morning.  There will be three divisions: Sixth grade, Middle School, and High School. The cost for entry is $50 per team. For more information or to register, please contact Student Council Advisor Matthew Jordan ‘08, or Student Council President Luciano Bettocchi at

  • Special Merchandise. Don't miss exclusive Tombola merchandise and new Belen gear at the Campus Store on Saturday and Sunday. In honor of Coach Carlos Barquin’s 50th anniversary as part of the Belen Jesuit family, a commemorative Barq Ball t-shirt will be sold in the Campus Store for $15.

  • Closing Ceremony. Don't miss the special Tombola closing ceremony on Sunday night beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the Garrido Family Plaza.

  • Social Media. The community is encouraged to follow us on Belen’s official social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat) to stay up to date with the latest Tombola news and to play Tombola trivia February 8-10.   
If you have any questions regarding Tombola,  please email Gigi Garcia Chang at For any questions regarding sponsorships, please email Yvonne von der Osten at
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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.