Sports Commission recieves check from the Florida Marlins Community Foundation

March 24, 2009

Florida Marlins Community Foundation Continues Support

of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission

Accepting the check at Roger Dean Stadium, from left to right; Gerry Baron Executive Director of the PBCSC, Nancy  Olson Executive Director of the FMCF and Patty Dent President of the PBCSC.The Florida Marlins Community Foundation has again, this year, shown their support of the activities of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

Nancy Olson, the Executive Director of the Florida Marlins’ Community Foundation presented a $3,000 check of support to Palm Beach County Sports Commission’s Executive Director, Gerry Baron and President, Patty Dent from BankAtlantic on Saturday March 21 before a Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium.

The Florida Marlins’ Community Foundation has been involved and committed to the Palm Beach County Sports Commission since 1998, according to Olson. “Palm Beach County is very important to the Florida Marlins, thanks to their fan support, not only at Spring Training but at our regular season games. It is great that we have an ongoing partnership and can support the good works of the Palm Beach sports community with monetary and in-kind donations.” She said.

With this year’s pledge, the Florida Marlins’ Community Foundation has committed over $31,500 to the Palm Beach County Sports Commission’s youth programs that promote character development through sporting activities, lifelong physical fitness, a drug-free lifestyle and safe and fun access to healthy activities.

About Palm Beach County Sports Commission
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (primarily in the off-season), and maximizes utilization of County facilities. The Commission offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and a local membership program that support its goals. Local, regional, national and international marketing efforts are ongoing by the Commission with sports organizations and event owners. The Commission also produces sports-related programs for the residents of Palm Beach County including the annual Lou Groza Awards program, the Sports Hall of Fame, the Kids Fitness Festival and awards the annual Sam Budnyk Student-Athlete Scholarship. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission go to www.palmbeachsports.com.

About the Florida Marlins Community Foundation
The Florida Marlins Community Foundation (FMCF) was established in January 1999. A community foundation represents the resources of a large number of donors rather than one individual or family. Revenue comes from four sources: player contributions, corporate sponsorships, grants, and events. The money raised is used to support “Cornerstones for Kids” - building a brighter future through education, the arts and baseball. Since its inception, the FMCF has given back over $6 million dollars to the community! The purpose of this not-for-profit charitable organization is to promote educational, athletic, health, social and community service programs with a particular focus on South Florida’s youth. www.floridamarlins.com
 

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