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The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (Orange Bowl YFA) presented by Sports Authority visited four sites on Saturday, September 17 as part of its Park of the Week program. The Orange Bowl YFA Park of the Week program presented by Sports Authority recognizes select youth football teams across South Florida each Saturday during the fall. Oak Grove Raiders Coach Joel Sejour was honored with the Sports Authority Coaches Kit in recognition of his outstanding dedication, commitment and coaching over the course of the season. Coach Sejour continues to impact the lives of his players and makes a positive impact on the National Youth Football League.
The famous hitmaker of "Inner Sanctum Mysteries," "Grand Central Station," and "Dick Tracy," Himan Brown, continues to leave his mark through the Himan Brown Charitable Trust. Last week a gift of $650,000 was made to UHealth Pediatrics to support the operation of the Pediatric Mobile Clinic. This will harvest the continuation of quality health care from a UHealth medical team to hundreds of mostly uninsured children who live throughout Miami Dade's most at risk communities.
Tobias Ostrander has been appointed chief curator and deputy director for curatorial affairs at Miami Art Museum (MAM). Ostrander has nearly two decades of experience at some of the world's top arts institutions, including El Museo Experimental del ECO and Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, both located in Mexico City. His appointment to MAM's chief curatorial post comes as the Museum prepares for the move to its new facility in downtown Miami's Museum Park, scheduled to open in 2013.
The Florida Marlins and the Miami Children's Cancer Foundation (MCCF) teamed up with Morton's The Steakhouse in Coral Gables for a fundraiser to benefit the children. Guests donated to the Foundation and brought toys for the kids. Morton's Christina Ward is very involved with the Children's Cancer Foundation and hopes to have more fundraisers in the future.
Congratulations to Julian Gomez on his appointment as the Deputy Director for Finance, Administration & Operations at The Wolfsonian – FIU. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of The Wolfsonian relating to finance, administration, operations and strategic planning. Gomez will also be in charge of a new five-year strategic plan at The Wolfsonian, in collaboration with The Wolfsonian Advisory Board and museum staff.
Miami's own Modesto Abety-Gutierrez, President/CEO of The Children’s Trust, was recently appointed to serve on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. A man of many accomplishments, Abety-Gutierrez previously served as Operations Field Manager for the Children’s Trust Political Action Committee and Director for the Miami-Dade County Children’s Services Council. He holds a B.S. in Sociology from Florida State University and an M.P.A from Bernard M. Baruch College.
At the City Year Miami corporate breakfast Marlins President David Samson announced that The Marlins and City Year would a team Sponsors for the Young Heroes program at Allapattah Middle School. The program is a Saturday leadership development and community service initiative for middle school students where student participants learn about the social issues in their community and work together to create solutions for those problems. The Marlins visited classrooms with Billy the Marlin, which brought many smiles to the children's faces, and they concluded the day by donating 200 tickets to a game.
Lamborghini Boutique of Bal Harbour & Warren Henry Leasing hosted a private event during Fashion’s Night Out at Bal Harbour Shops. Benefitting the Buoniconti Fund, the event featured an exclusive preview of Warren Henry Leasing’s third floor showroom as guests enjoyed live entertainment, cocktails, decadent desserts, and an incredible live auction of a one-year lease on a luxurious Range Rover Sport, donated by Land Rover South Dade. The black on black Range Rover Sport went to lucky bidder Nicholas Studds!
New Theatre kicks off its 26th season wth Henry V, adapted and directed by Ronald Mangravite, with Sipiwe Moyo in the lead role of Henry V. Shakespeare’s triumphant drama tells the story of Henry V, once an unruly, wild and heavy-drinking adolescent, who is now King of England and must inspire and lead his soldiers into war against France over land and titles. Other cast members include Robert Alter, Merry Jo Cortada, Christina Groom, Jordy Diaz, Charles Sothers, Tara Vodihn and Scott Douglas Wilson. Pictured: Robert Alter, Sipiwe Moyo and Scott5 Douglas Wilson; photo by Eileen Suarez.
The Men’s Physique and Women’s Over-30 Bikini Divisions were very popular additions to the 31st Annual NPC Southern States Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique & Bodybuilding Championships held at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale. Competition was heated with over 30 Men’s Physique and 20 Women’s 30+ Bikini participants in Friday night’s line-up of the Championships, attended by one of the best spectator turnouts in the past 31 years. The Women’s Bikini competition, which showcased swimsuits and stunning beach bodies, was won by Jessica Renee (pictured).