PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 03/14/2012
11th Annual Links for Literacy Celebrity VIP Party & Golf Classic Hosted by Former Miami Dolphins Players Twan Russell and Joe Rose Raises Over $40,000 for The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation
Hollywood, Fla. – The 11th Annual Links for Literacy two-day special event hosted by former Miami Dolphins players Twan Russell and Joe Rose on March 2 and 3, 2012 raised over $40,000 for The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation (RLSARF), a non-profit organization founded by Twan Russell that is committed to fighting illiteracy among high-risk youth in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Monies raised over the course of the weekend will go toward the RLSARF's 12 Reading Rooms located throughout South Florida.
The charitable weekend kicked off on Friday, March 2 with the Celebrity VIP Party at Passion Night Club hosted by Rose and Russell. The evening featured drinks by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and ZYR Russian Vodka, a fabulous buffet by Publix Apron's Cooking School and Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, great music and silent and live auctions. Celebrities in attendance included Nat Moore, O.J. McDuffie, Troy Drayton, Derrick Rodgers, Oronde Gadsden and many more.
The fun continued with the Celebrity Golf Classic on Saturday, March 3 at Orangebrook Golf & Country Club in Hollywood. Over 250 participants enjoyed a day of on the greens with celebrities, games, contests, food and refreshments.
The 11th Annual Links for Literacy fundraiser was sponsored in part by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Publix Supermarkets, the Miami Dolphins, the City of Hollywood, MetroPCS, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Borinquen Medical Centers, EnVision Web Development, Under Armour and Lifestyle Magazine Group.
About The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation
The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation (RLSARF) is a non-profit organization committed to fighting illiteracy among high-risk youth through its mission of "Opening Books to Open Doors." RLSARF provides certified teachers to assess and to instruct using proven methods such as phonics, word recognition, comprehension and other interactive reading material to break the cycle of multi-generational illiteracy and cultivate a love for reading and a passion for learning. RLSARF Community outreach initiatives include Programs aimed to instill a deep love for reading and respect for the life-changing possibilities offered through literacy and enable the Foundation to achieve its vision of "opening young minds to the boundless opportunities available to the educated." RLSARF centers are established in twelve locations across Broward County and Miami-Dade and primarily serve minority, economically disadvantaged children.
For more information, call (954) 921-3787 or www.russellreadingroom.com.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 136 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 18 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 23 boutique shops, 13 nightclubs, the 400-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood .