Clearwater for Youth To Honor Angelo Dundee
CLEARWATER - Clearwater may be known as spring home of the Phillies, but for nearly 40 years it has also been the home of Clearwater for Youth (CFY), the non-profit dedicated to helping youth through sports. CFY's upcoming 37th Annual Celebrity Banquet will honor the International Boxing Hall of Famer, Angelo Dundee. The banquet, being one of CFY's most important charity benefits, will raise needed funds to continue supporting athletic programs where children from all levels of society can play sports, ensuring no child is turned away due to financial concerns. The banquet will be held on Saturday, February 27th at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater.
Angelo Dundee, the legendary American boxing corner man, is best known for his work with Muhammad Ali, as well as 15 world-boxing champions; including Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman. Along with Dundee, there will be other celebrity sports figures at the banquet, as well as support by the Blue Jays, Phillies, and the Rays.
Each year at the event, boys and girls are awarded youth scholarships. One past recipient, who went onto play Division 1 Soccer in the US Military Academy, stated how, through CFY's help, the ability to play soccer taught her respect, honesty, and friendship - virtues true to the mission of CFY.
"CFY has been supported by many people and organizations, as well as local and national sports teams and celebrities", said Brian Aungst, CFY's Board of Trustees' Chairman and former Mayor of Clearwater. "Our goal is to continue to develop an organization that will support youth through our nationally recognized sports programs".
For more information about Clearwater for Youth, visit www.clearwaterforyouth.org or call (727) 793-2696.
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