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PRESS RELEASE: Sun Life Financial Accepting Grant Applications From Greater South Florida Nonprofit Organizations For Rising Star Awards
$220,000 in grants to nonprofits that encourage under-served youth to continue their education Wellesley, Mass. (April 23, 2014) – The U.S. Business Group of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF, TSX:SLF) today announced its Request For Applications for Sun Life Rising Star Awards grants from South Florida Area nonprofit organizations that promote the academic achievement of under-served youth. Applications are available now at sunliferisingstar.com. The deadline for submissions is June 9. Donating a total of $220,000 in grants and scholarships, Sun Life will award four winning organizations with $50,000 grants, and in turn, each nonprofit will nominate an exemplary student to receive a $5,000 Sun Life Rising Star scholarship towards financing a college education.
American Invitational, Presented By G & C Farm A Special Event For Miami’s Own Margie Goldstein-Engle
Miami, FL - Born and raised in Miami, Florida, America’s winningest grand prix rider, Margie Goldstein-Engle, is especially excited that the $200,000 American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm, has found a new home at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. After all, Engle attended South Miami High School and graduated from Florida International University with a degree in Business. Despite the business degree, her love since the third grade has always been horses. Tickets for this year’s $200,000 American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm, are on sale now as well!
MIAMI (March 25, 2014) – For the first time in its accomplished 41-year history, the American Invitational, presented by G&C Farm, comes to Miami to kick off Miami Sports Month on April 5, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium. This fan-friendly and family-oriented event will feature a one-of-a-kind Miami Dolphins Show Jumping Fence to be used in the competition. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., where fans can stroll the Joe Robbie Alumni Plaza for ‘Family Fun’ & Entertainment. At 6:30 p.m., those in attendance will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the horses and riders for autographs and photo opportunities, featuring international and Olympic riders such as Miami’s own Margie Goldstein Engle before the competition starts at 7:00 p.m.
Sun Sentinel By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board Now this is the way a sports team owner should act. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who last year lost his bid to renovate Sun Life Stadium with taxpayer money, now says he will pay for the upgrades out of his own pocket. Given the punch list at the football stadium, he could be on the hook for $350 million to $400 million. In exchange, Ross is requesting a tax break similar to what most other sports franchises get.
Miami Herald By DOUGLAS HANKS and PATRICIA MAZZEI dhanks@MiamiHerald.com Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez emphasized his support Friday of county ownership for the Miami Dolphins’ stadium if the team can reach a deal over lost tax revenue for the school system and the facility’s home city of Miami Gardens. “I really like [team owner] Steve Ross. I think he is trying to do the right thing, but nothing that you ever get done here is going to be easy,’’ Gimenez told WQAM 560 sports-talk host Joe Rose.
Today the Orange Bowl Committee formally endorsed efforts to modernize Sun Life Stadium with private funds, releasing the following statement: “The Orange Bowl Committee applauds Mr. Ross and the Miami Dolphins organization for continuing to explore ways to modernize the stadium and improve the fan experience including at the historic Orange Bowl Classic. Additionally under the new postseason College Football Playoff structure, College Football Championship Game sites are now being awarded via a highly competitive bid process. South Florida and Orange Bowl Committee efforts to attract future College Football Championship Games will only be enhanced by a modernized stadium.
The University of Miami today announced their support for the efforts to modernize Sun Life Stadium with private funds, adding to the growing support for this proposal. Blake James, the University of Miami Athletic Director, said: “The Miami Hurricanes are proud to call Sun Life Stadium our home and we are excited about the prospect of playing in a state-of-the art facility. We look forward to working with the Dolphins on this privately-funded project, which will enhance the fan experience during UM football games and provide our football student-athletes with an amazing home-field advantage.”