Commissioner Jean Monestime Receives Guardian Angel Award

  Miami- Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, recently received the Guardian Angel Award from the Gwen Cherry Park Foundation. Elaine Black, a member of Gwen Cherry Park Foundation Board of Directors presented the plaque to the commissioner during the Community Festival at Gwen Cherry Park. Also present was another board member, Erica Wright. The event was held at the NFL Youth Education

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Championship NFL YET Football Team Attends No Fly Zone Youth League Football Training Camp

Throughout the month of June more than 15 teams from the Overtown Optimist Club gathered to compete in the Brandon Harris No Fly Zone Youth League 7-on-7 Football Camp at three different parks in Overtown and Liberty City. The free camp, presented by the Houston Texans cornerback, was geared toward giving younger football players an opportunity to compete during the summer and keep the

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Virgil Valdez Receives Guardian Angel Award

The Gwen Cherry Park Foundation recognized Virgil Valdez with the “Guardian Angel Award” for his unfaltering support of the NFL YET Center. Jerry Sawyer, member of the Board of Directors of the Gwen Cherry Park Foundation, introduced Mr. Valdez and spoke of his longtime commitment to the center. He stated that when Mr. Valdez’ mother passed, he urged friends to make donations to the

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NFL YET End of the School Year Graduation Ceremony

On May 24, 2013, Communities in Schools (CIS) and the NFL YET Center presented an “End of School Year Ceremony”. The program was planned by Eve McKinsey, and was held at the NFL YET Center, located at 7090 NW 22 Avenue in Miami. Graduation decorations and large colorful alphabet letters and numbers graced the gymnasium section of the center. An air of expectation and

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NFL YET STUDENTS ENJOY JUNIOR ANGLER CLINIC

On a recent sunny afternoon, at least 20 Miami Dolphins players joined elementary school students from the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) Center in Miami for the Junior Angler Clinic. They enjoyed a fishing experience at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Fishing Hall of Fame in Davie. The event was sponsored by Publix and allowed kids from the YET Center to mingle with

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