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Four South Florida Jamaican Alumni Form An Unprecedented Partnership For The 3 Day True Blue Event, April 16 – 18, 2010, Florida

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Four South Florida Jamaican Alumni form an unprecedented partnership for the 3-day True Blue Event, April 16-18th, 2010 The St. Andrew Old Girls’ Association Florida Inc., The Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha” Association, Inc., The St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc. and The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc  have formed an unprecedented partnership to showcase the 3-day True Blue/Ziadie cup event April 16th -18th  2010.  This joint effort, between these four organizations, is a first in South Florida amongst the Jamaican Alumni Association community.

“This 3-day event  displays the unwavering support  JC and George’s have from  their “sister schools,” said Deirdre Benka-Coker, president St. Andrew High School Old Girls Association of South Florida, Inc., “We are pleased to take a trip down memory lane with our  ‘brother school’, revisiting one of the most exciting rivalries in Manning Cup football…Battle of the Blues”.

The True Blue weekend is an expansion from the annual Ziadie Cup soccer match between The St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc. and The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc.   The annual match is in memory of Dennis Ziadie, who coached both schools to Manning Cup victories. This year will mark the 24th year of the death of Dennis Ziadie in a car crash in Mexico at the 1986 World Cup.  Last year’s match drew over 850 spectators and supporters.

“We are excited to be a part of this historical True Blue weekend.  We are proud to be collaborating with St. George’s College and Jamaica College Alumni and St. Andrews High School alumnae in this illustrious weekend endeavor, “said, Vice President, Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha” Association, Inc.  Florida Chapter, “ By this fraternity of teamwork and inclusiveness, we strive towards fulfilling our separate but common goals.  In forming this alliance, we are helping a wider community of the younger generation here and in our beloved homeland.  We trust that this endeavor will be the prototype used by other Alumni Associations towards planting the seeds of hope for the future – for the students and the common good of our Alma Maters.”

The True Blue weekend festivities include the following events:

Friday – April 16th, 2010,
What: The True Blue Mixer/Party
Where: I.T. Parker Community Center (On the Intracoastal Waterway )
901 NE 3rd St , Dania Beach , FL 33301
7:00 PM – 12:00AM
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 7-8 pm. 
Food will be on sale thereafter. Cash bar available.

Saturday – April 17th 2010
What: The 6th Annual Ziadie Cup
Jamaica College Alumni vs. St. George’s College Alumni Soccer Match
Where: Silver Shores Park – (southeast corner of Dykes Road and Pembroke Road)
15700 Pembroke Road
Miramar, Florida 33029
Time: 12.00 PM

Sunday – April 18th, 2010
What: True Blue Church Service
Where: Church of the Holy Family
18501 NW Seventh Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33169 
Time: 10:00 AM
Phone: 305-652-6797

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