The Town of Miami Lakes triumphs 79 - 61 over the City of Hialeah in a charity basketball game to benefit the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative. Virtutem Populo founder Maurits Acosta, a sophomore at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High whose civics group organized the event, said $7,417.08 was raised for the Miami Lakes non-profit that helps women get breast cancer screenings and other services.
Shown above from left are Hialeah Mayor Steve Bovo, Acosta and Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid during the game played at Russell “Bucky” Dent Park in Hialeah. The Miami Lakes Middle School Band, Barbara Goleman Senior High School Band, Miami Lakes Middle School theater students, and Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High Sapphires dance team all performed at half-time, Acosta said. Comedian Mario Ramil did commentary.
Sponsors included the two municipalities; Hialeah Parks & Recreation; The Graham Companies; Sun City Strategies; London Foster Marylynn Sotero, P.A.; VIVO Real Estate Group; Mobile Mike Public Relations; AC Graphics; FPL; Onnia Real Estate Investments; Presidente Supermarket; Greener Waste Services, Inc.; GRS Management; Millennium Awards; D.J. Franky Nice and FIBA.
Photo courtesy of Maurits Acosta.