YAA Day @ Marlins Park Set for Friday, June 26

Special Game Day Benefits Marlins Foundation Charity Partner Young At Art Museum

 DAVIE, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, Young At Art Museum has been chosen as one of the Marlins Foundation’s four charity partners for 2015, and this year is the only Broward County organization to receive this honor. Through this partnership, Young At Art Museum will be the recipient of $5 from every $25 ticket sold for the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins game on Friday, June 26 at 7:10 p.m. during YAA Day @ Marlins Park. The Marlins Foundation also will present a check for $25,000 to Young At Art during a pregame ceremony. YAA Day @ Marlins Park is part of the Marlins’ Nickelodeon Theme Friday and tickets for the game can be purchased online at: http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/mia/ticketing/special_events.jsp#nick  by scrolling down to Nickelodeon Night Supporting Young At Art. Seats will be located on the Lexus Legends level with direct access to all of the Nickelodeon activities.

“We are so thrilled to be awarded this partnership for the second year in a row,” said Young At Art Museum executive director and CEO Mindy Shrago. “Last year, we had a fantastic time and we look forward to enhancing and building on this great collaboration. All of us at YAA are so excited for ‘Fundraising with the Fish,’ and we hope all of our fans and Marlins fans come out to the ballpark on this very special Friday to support the Museum and the Miami Marlins.”

During YAA Day @ Marlins Park, Young At Art mascot YAYA will be in attendance with Marlins mascot Billy The Marlin. A silent auction with Marlins memorabilia will raise additional funds for Young At Art Museum and a 50/50 drawing will be held, for which fans can purchase a chance to win “half the pot” and the other half will be donated to the Museum. Families also will enjoy a special art activity, so join Young At Art and add your personal “stamp” to a Kenny Scarf-themed collaborative piece and make a YAA visor to wear during the game.

Marlins Charity Partners are selected at the beginning of the year and represent the Marlins’ philanthropic mission of investing in charitable organizations working in the area of education, the arts and baseball with a focus on children with special needs. As a Marlin Foundation Charity Partner, Young At Art will develop an Artist Residency Program for fourth grade students called MVP On-the-Go!, inspired by artist Kenny Scharf’s Playball! in Marlins Park. MVP On-the-Go! will benefit Marlins Ayudan Partner Schools and integrate art and literacy with the students’ enthusiasm for baseball.

Marlins Park is located at 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue) in Miami. For tickets and information, visit http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/mia/ticketing/special_events.jsp#nick and scroll down to Nickelodeon Night supporting Young At Art. For more information about Young At Art Museum, call 954-424-0085 or visit YoungAtArtMuseum.org.


About The Marlins Foundation

The Marlins Foundation supports the Charity Partners of the Miami Marlins through philanthropy and service. Since the approval of Marlins Park, more than $5 million in philanthropy has been gifted to South Florida charities and more than 30,000 hours of service have been contributed by Marlins Ayudan. The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of our youth through education, the arts and baseball, with a focus on children with special needs. The Foundation community partnerships and outreach efforts demonstrate the Marlins’ leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility and civic engagement.

About Young At Art Museum (YAA)

The Gold-LEED® certified Young At Art Museum is the epicenter of cultural arts education for families and features four permanent galleries: GreenScapes, CultureScapes, WonderScapes and ArtScapes.  The Young At Art Institute houses a series of professionally equipped studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, photography and film, printmaking, mixed media, digital computer and 4D video design. YAA also houses 10,000 square-foot Broward County Library, a National Traveling Exhibition Gallery, Teen Center and Recording Studio, Super Duper Grub Café, YAA Preschool and Early Childhood Learning Center and a Museum Gift Shop.

Young At Art is located at 751 SW 121 Ave. in Davie. Hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $14 per person; $12 for Broward County residents, seniors and children over age 1; and $11 for military members and their immediate families. For more Museum membership and other information, call 954-424-0085 or visit YoungAtArtMuseum.org.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. The Museum is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the generous support of corporations, foundations, individuals and museum members.