Florida Marlins Community Foundation: 3rd annual Fish ‘N Chips

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Join event Co-Chairs Fredi Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Jeff Conine for this signature event at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club to benefit the Florida Marlins Community Foundation and the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund.


MIAMI – August 6, 2009 —The Florida Marlins Community Foundation (FMCF) will host the 3rd annual Fish ‘N Chips Casino Party presented by Fox Sports Florida Thursday, August 27 at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club at 6:00 pm. All proceeds from this signature event will benefit the Florida Marlins Community Foundation’s Cornerstones for Kids programs and the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund.


Guests are welcome to join event Co-chairs Fredi Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Jeff Conine along with coaches, players and an elite group of community leaders, celebrities and socialites for an evening of fun and stakes at the Craps, Blackjack, Roulette and Poker tables. The evening will feature an array of hors d’oeuvres from Miami’s finest restaurants, cocktails, music and a silent auction filled with exciting items.


A ticket of $100 Admits One, a $175 ticket admits Two and $200 admits a VIP Poker Player (one guest) with a seat in the poker tournament. Each Casino Player will receive a “Chip Voucher” worth $25 in playing chips to get started and Poker Players will receive their “buy-in” at the Poker table for the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament.  Guests will be able to up their chances and keep playing for great prizes by purchasing extra Casino Chips throughout the night. Poker players will also be able to purchase more chips during the Texas Hold’em Tournament. Guests can also stay at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club for a promotional rate of $99.00 valid from 8/25-8/30 with promo code PFNC. To make reservations, please visit www.fairmont.com or call the Global Reservation Centre at 1(800) 257-7544.


Reservations are available online at www.marlins.com/fishnchips or for ticket information call (305) 623-6497 or email fmcf[at]marlins.com. All guests must be at least 18 years old to participate.


“We are excited to host Fish n’ Chips in its 3rd consecutive year. We look forward to sharing this great event with our south Florida community,” said Nancy Olson, Executive Director of the FMCF.  “We know that with everyone’s help we can impact the lives of children in need throughout south Florida,” said Olson.


Sponsors making this evening possible include Fox Sports Florida, The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club, Tiffany & Co., Premier Beverage, Florida Marlins LP, Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center at FAU, Bar Rosso Restaurant & Vinoteca, Christine Lee’s at Gulfstream Park, Sugar Fancies, Sabor Havana Cigars, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, Selecta Magazine, 790 The Ticket, and Sharp Business Systems.


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About FMCF:

The Florida Marlins Community Foundation (FMCF) was established in 1999 and is a registered 501 (c) (3). FMCF supports “Cornerstones for Kids . . . Building a Brighter Future through Education, the Arts and Baseball” with a particular focus on South Florida’s youth. FMCF is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a registered charity. Since inception, FMCF has given back over $6.5M to the South Florida Community. Please visit us online at www.cornerstones4kids.com.



About the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund:

The Sun Sentinel Children's Fund is a 501 (c) (3) and a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation located in Chicago.  Since 1991, the Sun Sentinel Children's Fund has awarded more than $35 million to nonprofit agencies serving children and families in South Florida. The funding areas include education; food, shelter, and emergency services; abuse and neglect prevention; mental and physical health; arts and culture; and holiday toys.  Every donation to the Sun Sentinel Children's Fund is matched fifty cents on the dollar by the McCormick Foundation.  In addition, because Sun Sentinel Company and the McCormick Foundation cover all administrative costs, every dollar raised, plus the match, goes directly back to the South Florida community.  You Give. It's Matched. Kids Win.