MIAMI - The Marlins Foundation will present a check for $25,000 to Young At Art Children's Museum on Sunday, July 20, during a pregame ceremony. Jeff Baker, Garrett Jones and Jarrod Saltalamacchia will join Marlins Senior Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting PJ Loyello and Vice President and Executive Director of Marlins Foundation Alfredo Mesa in presenting the check to David Epstein, Chairman of Young at Art Museum, and Mindy Shrago, CEO and Executive Director of Young at Art Museum.
Marlins Charity Partners are selected at the beginning of the year and represent the Marlins' philanthropic mission of investing in charitable organizations working in the area of education, the arts and baseball, with a focus on children with special needs. Each Marlins Charity Partner receives a $25,000 gift from the Marlins Foundation, corresponding benefits such as 50/50 raffles and added value opportunities. The partnership also includes Marlins Ayudan activities, awareness strategies and promotions.
Young At Art Museum has partnered with the Marlins organization to enhance the impact and enjoyment of Marlins Park's Art in Public Places exhibition for students and the general public. Young At Art Museum has been at the forefront of arts education in Broward County for the past 25 years, opening in 1989 to address the lack of arts education in our schools. YAA's mission is to provide inspiring, interactive experiences in which art is central to shaping young minds and enriching our community.
The Marlins Foundation will honor each 2014 Marlins Charity Partner this season. Young at Art will be the second 2014 Marlins Charity Partner recognized as Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired was honored on June 29. Special Olympics Florida will be recognized on August 17 and Feeding South Florida will be honored on September 19.