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East County Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 5 years ago

Gladiators host annual youth fundraiser

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by: Jen Blanco Sports Editor

The Bradenton Gladiators will host the ultimate ‘Mask” Mardi Gras Gala Feb. 27 at the Manatee Central Banquet Hall, 515 9th St. East, Bradenton.

The event will feature authentic Mardi Gras cuisine, a cash bar, music, dancing, a silent auction and live “Gladiator” auction and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Proceeds from the event will provide funding for the organization’s youth camps and clinics; mentoring and motivational speaking programs for hundreds of at risk youths; free school supply programs, which provide hundreds of elementary and middle school students with the required school necessities; and educational awards/scholarship programs for local individuals seeking higher education.

For tickets or more information call 320-7576 or email the Bradenton Gladiators at gladiators@tampabay.rr.com 

The Bradenton Gladiators is a non-profit organization. The organization’s mission is to bridge the gap between youth and young adulthood, by developing fundamental values and offering alternative activities to at-risk youth, while establishing various programs to positively develop surrounding neighborhoods and communities. 

 

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