Men are hammering away to restore an historic old building to its former glory. Capponi, 39, is holding forth about the amazing vibe the place has, comparing the semi-derelict building to Ernest Hemingway’s famous old Key West residence, which is a popular tourist museum.
Single, with no children of his own, Capponi had grown attached to the camp kids who clung to him every time he visited shouting his name ‘Miko! Miko!’
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I grew up in Miami, I think I understand where Michael Capponi is coming from. We were pretty poor when we were growing up. We still are, but not nearly as bad as it used to be, and I have good parents who worked hard and pushed us to thank for that. Capponi didn’t have it so easy, but he’s made out even better than I did! That kid had an exciting early career, to say the least. I’ve never been to any of his clubs, but they sound like really cool places. It’s nice to hear that he hasn’t forgotten his roots, and is helping people who are less fortunate than he is. Kids in Haiti never had the chances he did, and to see him trying to give some of them that chance gives me more faith in humanity. I might drop in and see what his clubs are all about someday soon.