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The South Florida
After-School All-Stars
Noche de Estrellas 2009

 

The South Florida After-School All-Stars Noche de Estrellas 2009
Presented by Comcast
October 17, 2009
CISNEROS FONTANALS ART FOUNDATION (CIFO) Space
1018 North Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 33136

Honorees
•The Honorable Judge Marilyn Milian,
The People’s Court
•The Honorable Joe Martinez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner
Raoul Cantero, Retired Florida Supreme Court Justice
Roland Sanchez-Medina, President, Cuban American Bar Association
Magdalena Averhoff, MD, JMHMedical Director
Fabiola Santiago, The Miami Herald, Journalist, Novelist
Elizabeth Erazo Baez, Artist
Vivian Rodriguez, Cultural Affairs Director, Miami Dade College
Augusto Casamayor, Founder, Certified Green Partners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 28 , 2009
Contact: Nuria Pardo (305)609-1594 npardo14@yahoo.com

SOUTH FLORIDA LEADERS HONORED AT NOCHE DE ESTRELLAS 2009 MIAMI, Fl.

- The South Florida After-School All-Stars (SFASAS) along with Comcast, the presenting partner of Noche de Estrellas 2009, will host its inaugural Hispanic Heritage fundraiser on October 17, 2009 at 7:00 PM at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO).

The SFASAS provides comprehensive after-school activities to over 2800 of South Florida 's most underserved middle-school children between the "danger zone" hours of 3:00PM - 6:00PM. in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Public School 's Middle School Enrichment Program.

In support of Noche de Estrellas and in celebration of Hispanic Heritage, a special documentary featuring several Hispanic community leaders, artists and writers, representing SFASAS' three program pillars, Academics - Enrichment - Health & Fitness, will air on Miami-Dade TV throughout the month of October. With a line-up of All-Stars, the event will offer live entertainment by Cuban-born Roberto Torres, artistic works of emerging young artists from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela from CIFO's Grants & Commissions program, and a special award presentation by After-School All-Stars students to a distinguished panel of 2009 All-Stars Honorees for their commitment to making a difference in our community.

These Honorees include:
The Honorable Judge Marilyn Milian, The People's Court
The Honorable Joe Martinez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 11
Raoul G. Cantero, Partner, White & Case LLP, Retired Florida Supreme Court Justice
Roland Sanchez-Medina, President, Cuban American Bar Association
Fabiola Santiago, The Miami Herald Journalist, Novelist
Elizabeth Erazo Baez, Artist
Vivian Donnell Rodriguez, Cultural Affairs Director, Miami Dade College
Magdalena Averhoff, M.D., Jackson Memorial Hospital Medical Director
Augusto Casamayor, Founder, Certified Green Partners

"Since its inception, the SFASAS has concentrated its efforts in middle school aged children, which has been proven to be the age in which most at-risk kids start making the wrong decisions," said Raul J. Diaz, Founder, SFASAS. "During the last 13 years, the SFASAS has helped thousands of children to make the right decisions; to say no to drugs, gangs and violence and yes to education, hope and a healthy life." * * *

About South Florida After-School All-Stars

Founded by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, SFASAS is the local chapter of one of the largest national organizations that provides comprehensive programming to middle school children. Through donated funds, SFASAS has had the opportunity to offer engaging activities to over 2800 youth annually in 28 of Miami-Dade County Public schools. The programs are designed to improve the participants' lives by incorporating academics support, cultural enrichment, and health and physical fitness. SFASAS, a 501(c) 3 organization, strives to offer a place to keep children safe and help them achieve in school and in life. With the help of donated dollars, SFASAS aims to give kids a chance to reach their full potential academically, socially and in school.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 24.4 million cable customers, 14.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.1 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

For more information about the South Florida After-School All-Stars and Noche de Estrellas 2009, Please visit www.sfasas.org

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