As a 2013 Official Charity Partner, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired held their day at Marlins Park on August 3rd. Before the game, Marlins President David Samson, and Marlins executives PJ Loyello and Alfredo Mesa presented them with a $25,000 check before the game. Accepting on behalf of Miami Lighthouse was President and C.E.O. Virginia Jacko, Chairman of the Board, Agustin Arellano, Jr., and former Board Chair, Ray Casas. The Marlins Foundation also hosted a silent auction and 50/50 Raffle, with all of the proceeds going to the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks to provide vision rehabilitation and eye health services that promote independence, to educate professionals, and to conduct research in related fields. We are proud to have them as a 2013 Charity Partner!
The Marlins Foundation welcomed 2013 Charity Partner Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired with a hands-on tour of Marlins Park. Students from Miami Lighthouse were taken from the field, to the dugout, and given a chance to feel some game used equipment. Rob Brantly spoke to them about playing the game of baseball, and the kind of things he experiences while playing catcher for the Marlins. On Saturday, August 3rd come support Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired at their Official Charity Partner Day as the Miami Marlins host the Cleveland Indians.
“The Marlins’ commitment to their partnership with Miami Lighthouse was made obvious by today’s Ballpark Tour. They welcomed us to the Park with open arms, accommodated all our needs, and made us feel right at home. This experience inspired our students to dream big and reinforced our belief that it truly is possible to see without sight.”
Virginia A. Jacko, President and Chief Executive Officer
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Inc.
Enjoy reading about all the Marlins do in the community? Then come support our official 2013 Charity Partner days at Marlins Park! On each of their days, our Charity Partner will receive an on-field check for $25,000 dollars from the Marlins Foundation. While at the ballpark don’t forget to grab your 50/50 Raffle ticket to help raise money for their causes, and potentially win some yourself! See the dates below:
Sunday, July 14th Marlins v. Nationals
Saturday, Aug. 3 Marlins v. Indians
Sunday, Aug 25 Marlins v. Rockies.
Saturday, Sept. 28 Marlins v. Tigers.
To read more on any of these charities visit their websites linked above. To come out to Marlins Park to support them head over to www.marlins.com/specialevents and get your tickets there. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charity Partner of that day.
In the meantime, check out Breakthrough Miami’s spirit check at Camp Day!
This year MLB and People magazine are paying tribute to military personnel representatives from all across the nation in People Tribute for Heroes.
Up until June 30th you can help to honor our servicemen and women by voting for one military hero from each MLB team to be recognized at the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field. Not only will they be recognized at the All-Star Game, but they will also be featured in an issue of People Magazine.
Representing the Miami Marlins are three nominee’s for one spot: John Kloiber of the US Army, Kristi Nascimbeni of the US Air Force, and Benjamin Pilgrim of the US Navy. Each are deserving of a Tribute for Heroes, but your votes will decide which one will be our representative. Head over to the People Tribute for Heroes website to read about each of the nation-wide nominees and vote now!
An entry by Marlins Foundation Intern, Jose Capote:
This past Wednesday Marlins Ayudan team, The Voice, spent their morning at Miami Rescue Misssion. Our team of Marlins Front Office staff helped to serve lunch to hundreds of homeless in Overtown. I was taken back by how excited all the men and women were to see us there. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had with Marlins Ayudan to date. Take a look at some pictures from that day: