The Annual Fr. Dorta- Duque, SJ Memorial Tombola event is a three day festival open to the community at large. Tombola traces its history to Cuba as early as 1919 in Colegio de Belén. Since its revival in Miami in 1968, this annual tradition brings together the Belen families and the surrounding community for a weekend of fun and camaraderie.
Ride tickets will go on sale on January 13. Raffle tickets will be distributed in school on January 15 to all students.
The 52nd Tombola will take place on February 7-9, 2020.
The Culinary Extravaganza is the kick-off event for Tombola weekend on Friday night in the Garrido Family Plaza beginning at 7:00 p.m. This event features some of the city’s most diverse and popular restaurants with exciting wine pairings. Tickets can b purchased online at www.belenjesuit.org/kickoff for $75 per person. Students, the Mr. Wolverine contest will be held in the Roca Theater at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday afternoon, adults will have another opportunity to gather at the Annual Wine Tasting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.belenjesuit.org/winetasting for $30 per person. Tickets at the door will be $35 per person. At night, taking the main stage on February 8 in the Garrido Family Plaza is Mad World Orchestra, formerly known as Eruption. This ‘80s band will play from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Cigar Lounge will be open Saturday and Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. in the Fides et Ratio Patio.
On Sunday morning the Flag Football tournament will take place in de la Cruz Stadium at 10 a.m. In the afternoon, the Whiskey Tasting will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Fides et Ratio Patio. In the afternoon, we will debut a new event, Arroz Con Cosas Cook-off, featuring local celebrity chefs at 5 p.m. Don't miss the special Tombola closing ceremony on Sunday night beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the Garrido Family Plaza.
“Tombola truly strengthens the bonds of friendship and helps support the Belen Scholarship fund which provides many deserving young men the opportunity of a Belen Jesuit education,“ said Father Guillermo García-Tuñón, SJ, President of the school.
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.