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Western Union/Grace Kennedy Remittance Services To Sponsor The 2010 All Girls Schools Alumni Penalty Kick-Off At The 6th Annual Dennis Ziadie Cup – April 17th, 2010, Miramar, Florida

Fans at the 2009 All Girls Schools Alumni Penalty Kick-off

The 6th Annual Dennis Ziadie Cup Football Match will feature the popular All Girls Schools Alumni Penalty Kick-off sponsored by Grace Kennedy Remittance Services/ Western Union. Participating schools will have the opportunity to win two cash prizes: A $100 cash donation to the winning school and $50 cash donation to the second place school

Schools that have participated in previous years are: Convent of Mercy Academy “ALPHA”, Immaculate Con. High School Alumnae Association, Queen’s High School Alumni Association, St. Andrew High Old Girls Association, St. Hugh’s Alumnae Association of South Florida and Montego Bay High School Alumnae Assoc South Florida.

“We have sponsored this event from its inauguration and look forward to it each year”, says Hazel Maragh, Grace Kennedy Remittance Services/ Western Union South and Central Florida Marketing/Community Consultant.

The 6th Annual soccer match between the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida and the St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida for the Dennis Ziadie Trophy will take place at 12:00 pm on Saturday April 17th, 2010 at the Silver Shores Park, in Miramar. Last year’s match drew over 800 spectators and supporters of both schools.

The annual soccer match is in memory of Dennis Ziadie, who coached both schools to Manning Cup victories. This year will mark the 24th year of the death of Dennis Ziadie, who died tragically in a car accident in Mexico at the 1986 World Cup.

This year’s soccer match is a part of the “True Blue” weekend festivities which is a joint effort between 4 Alumni associations:

1. The St. Andrew Old Girls’ Association Florida Inc.
2. The Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha” Association, Inc.
3. The St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc.
4. The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc

The True Blue weekend festivities include the following events:

Friday – April 16th, 2010,
What: The True Blue Mixer/Party
Where: I.T. Parker Community Center (On the Intracoastal Waterway )
901 NE 3rd St , Dania Beach , FL 33301
7:00 PM – 12:00AM
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 7-8 pm.
Food will be on sale thereafter. Cash bar available.

Saturday – April 17th 2010
What: The 6th Annual Ziadie Cup
Jamaica College Alumni vs. St. George’s College Alumni Soccer Match
All Girls Schools Alumni Penalty Kick-off
Where: Silver Shores Park – (southeast corner of Dykes Road and Pembroke Road)
15700 Pembroke Road
Miramar, Florida 33029
Time: 12.00 PM

Sunday – April 18th, 2010
What: True Blue Church Service
Where: Church of the Holy Family
18501 NW Seventh Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Time: 10:00 AM
Phone: 305-652-6797

ABOUT GRACE KENNEDY REMITTANCE SERVICES/ WESTERN UNION
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ABOUT THE ST. ANDREW OLD GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION FLORIDA INC.
In 2009, the Florida chapter of the St. Andrew Old Girls’ Association marked its 20th anniversary. Through the years, the Association has continued to promote its original aims and objectives, that of bringing together all past students of the school, and fostering and maintaining their interest in that institution. In addition, the Association is involved in various fundraising activities, the proceeds of which go towards the specific needs of the school, its students, and its teachers past & present, so that we may all truly experience a “Life More Abundant”.

ABOUT THE CONVENT OF MERCY ACADEMY “ALPHA” ASSOCIATION, INC.
Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha” Association, Inc. (CMAAA, Inc.) – Florida Chapter, a/k/a Alpha Academy, was officially launched on September 6, 1995, in Dade County, Florida. The main goals of the Association are: (1) to provide financial aid to students attending the school who have excelled academically but are unable to complete their education financially; and (2) to contribute to the general needs of the school. The Executive Committee endeavors to uphold the high moral standards and integrity of our Alma Mater, “Alpha”, and to perpetuate the bond of sisterhood that has unified all students, both past and present.

ABOUT THE JAMAICA COLLEGE OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA
The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida established in 2004 as a 501(c) (3). The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida is committed to uphold the traditions of excellence of Jamaica College as one of the foremost educational institution in the country of Jamaica and to support the school in the development of its students.

ABOUT THE ST. GEORGE’S COLLEGE OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA

St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 as a charitable non-profit corporation under the General Non-Profit Association Law of the State of Florida. Our objectives are: To foster the development of educational and extracurricular resources at St. George’s College; To advance education by providing scholarships to graduating students of St. George’s College for matriculation in a college or university; To provide a vehicle through which individuals and corporations may make charitable contributions to the St. George’s College alumni fund.

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