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12/07/2012 10:02 AM ET

Miami Marlins Day of Civic Engagement to take place Friday, Dec. 7

Marlins Ayudan to visit schools, honor veterans, make donations and give back to the community as part of Holiday festivities

MIAMI, FL – For the second year in a row, Marlins Ayudan will host a Day of civic Engagement. Nearly 200 front-office employees will visit key spots in the community in an effort to spread holiday giving and cheer. Marlins Ayudan will visit local community partner schools in an effort to leave a lasting legacy by identifying areas of greatest need, develop a measurable game plan to address those needs and implement the game plan by utilizing Marlins Ayudan teams’ individual and collective strengths. On Friday, Marlins Ayudan will also honor veterans, make special donations and engage in a full day of community giving. As Marlins Park rose from the ground, so did the Marlins commitment to the Miami community. The Miami Marlins are deeply committed to this town and its fans and the Day of Civic Engagement is a day to honor Miami.

Day of Civic Engagement Schedule:

10:30A.M. – 11:15A.M. – Marlins Ayudan to visit Partner Schools (List below)

·         Citrus Grove Middle School - 2153 Northwest 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33125

o   Marlins team led by SVP of Corporate Sales, Brendan Cunnnigham

·         Citrus Grove Elementary School - 2121 Northwest 5th Street, Miami, FL 33125

o   Marlins team led by SVP of Marketing, Sean Flynn

·         Miami Edison Middle School - 6101 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

o   Marlins team led by General Counsel, Derek Jackson

o   Marlins team led by EVP of Ballpark Operations and Events, Claude Delorme

·         Miami Senior High School - 2450 Southwest 1st Street, Miami, FL 33135

o   Marlins team led by VP of Ballpark Operations, Steve Ethier

·         Bunch Park Elementary School - 16001 Bunche Park School Dr., Miami Gardens, Florida  33054

o   Marlins team led by General Manager, Michael Hill

o   Marlins team led by VP of Business Development, Dale Hendricks

·         Ben Sheppard Elementary School - 5700 West 24th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33016

o   Marlins team led by SVP of Broadcasting and Communications, PJ Loyello

o   Marlins team led by President of Baseball Operations, Larry Beinfest

·         Bent Tree Elementary School - 4861 Southwest 140th Avenue, Miami, FL 33175

·         Terra Environmental Research Institute (T.E.R.R.A.) - 11005 Southwest 84th Street, Miami, FL 33173

o   Marlins team led by VP of Facilities, Jeff King

o   Marlins team led by SVP of Ballpark Sales, Andy Silverman


NOON – 2 PM – Marlins Ayudan will visit Mary Brickell Village to partake in a charitable scavenger hunt.  The ‘blue shirts’ will participate in a variety of civic engagement activities.

2:30 PM – 3 PM-  Marlins Ayudan to honor Veterans. Ceremony Begins in front of WWII Memorial at Bayfront Park and Marlins Ayudan will present and lay the wreath.

Marlins Ayudan teams will raise funds for youth who are currently engaged in the foster care system in a program called the Transitioning Youth Project (TYP) and the Road to Independence (RTI) Program.  The Transitioning Youth Project (TYP) Road to Independence (RTI) Program is designed to assist and prepare young adults as they age out of the foster care system. These young men and women are on their own—they were never legally adopted nor reunited with their family. Each team will be assigned a young man and a young woman to be the beneficiary of their funds. 100% of the funds raised will benefit 28 young men and women aging out of the foster care system.

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