Families, Parks and Recreation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Heather Allebaugh (407)
Mayor Dyer Raises Money to Benefit the Parramore Kidz
season kicks into full gear, Orlando Mayor Buddy
Dyer is hosting a tailgate party to benefit
Parramore Kidz Zone (PKZ). But at this tailgate,
instead of grilling hotdogs and hamburgers,
Mayor Dyer will be “grilled!” The community is
invited to join Mayor Dyer and SAK Comedy Lab
for the 3rd Annual CityKidz! Buddy’s Benefit for
Children -- an evening full of sizzling jokes
and the “grilling” of Mayor Dyer, all to benefit
Money raised from the
fundraiser goes directly to benefit the youth of
Parramore. Take, for example, 14-year–old Sasha.
Because of PKZ this 14 year old has been able to
hold her first job, experience life without
weapons and drugs or fear of crime, design a
room just for teens at a community center in
Parramore and, through a partnership with the
University of Central Florida, make a video
about her life at UCF’s downtown campus.
Sasha is just one of more than 1500 youth
who benefit from City Kidz!. In its third year,
the City Kidz! fundraiser has generated more
than $1 million in net revenues for PKZ
programs. Since the launch of PKZ in 2006, more
than 1,500 of the 2,000 kids in the neighborhood
have been enrolled in PKZ programs.
BACKGROUND ON PKZ:
gives children in the historic Parramore
neighborhood positive opportunities they
otherwise might not have, such as
pre-kindergarten programs, pediatric health and
dental care, mentoring, tutoring, after school
and summer programs, and programs that help
youth transition into jobs and higher education.
In partnership with existing children’s
organizations, non-profits and schools, PKZ aims
to make Parramore a neighborhood where children
grow up strong, healthy and well educated.
tickets or sponsor a table, visit
September 18, 2008 at 6:30p.m.
600 West Amelia St
Orlando, FL 32801
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