Marlins Run for the Championship


Limited Edition Sport Page Collection Collection -
"Marlins Run for the Championship" The StarArt Foundation in working with the Miami Herald has created a special limited edition “Marlins Run for the Championship” Collection signed by Florida Marlins players. The Foundation will be using these special limited edition Sports Pages to help raise funds for selected charities. The Foundation has provided the following charities with prints. Best Buddies "Safari Nights" Gala-Auction Best Buddies “Safari Nights” Gala-Auction received the first donated Sports Extra Page “Lowell and Behold” signed by team player Mike Lowell. This item was auctioned for $1000.00 in December by the non-for profit organization Best Buddies at their annual Gala Auction Dinner chaired by its founder Anthony Shriver. The Bowties & Baseball 2004 Home Gala Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez Foundation, “THE BOWTIES & BASEBALL 2004 HOME GALA” auction, The StarArt Foundation provided several of the “Marlins Run for the Championship” prints signed limited editions to the Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez Foundation.

The evening was filed with a number of special guests such as internationally acclaimed sport announcer and friend Roy Firestone, who was master of ceremony for the event. Jill Martin of CBS Channel 4 Miami presented a special video paying tribute to the Florida Marlins World Series Champions victory and Ivan “ Pudge” Rodriguez. This most prestigious event turned out to be one of the most sought out invitation of this year Miami Social Calendar of Events. The evening was filed with intrigue and spectacular assortment of Marlins World Series collectible items donated by “Pudge” and other notable sports greats. The “Marlins Run for the Championship” prints “Magical “ and “ NL Champions” and another print were auctioned off for over $3200.00 . The StarArt Foundation was honored to be apart of this special evening and want to congratulate both Mr. and Mrs. “Pudge” Rodriguez for their continue good works in sporting those individuals and organizations that are working towards making the lives of those in need more fulfilling, with the reassurance that someone cares and is willing to help.

Fuddruckers/ University of Miami Baseball Golf Tournament On January 25, 2004 the StarArt Foundation provided the University of Miami sports department with “Marlins Run for the Championship” prints that were auctioned of at the Fuddruckers/University of Miami Baseball Golf Tournament, to help raise funds for UM Baseball scholarships. Special guest playing at the tournament were Ivan “ Pudge” Rodriguez, University Miami 1991 Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta, Major supporter Chairman Billy Cypress of the Miccosukee Tribe, and numerous other major supporters and the 2004 University of Miami Baseball players. The special collection prints raised over $2,500.00 for the University of Miami. 8th Annual Jose A. Perez ALS Golf Classic Saturday, January 31st, 2004 Doral Golf Resort & Spa The StarArt Foundation working with the office of Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas, in his support of the Jose A. Perez ALS Foundation was proud to participate in providing the Perez ALS Foundation with five “Marlins Run for the Championship” Collectors Sports Front Pages for the benefit of the Perez ALS Foundation. The Perez Foundation was able to raise over forty-three Hundred Dollars from the auction of the collector’s prints. The StarArt Foundation was honored to have participated in this worth while cause.

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