Milagro Center’s Futuristic-Themed “2014 SuperSTAR Spectacular” Showcase Event to Deliver Brighter Futures for Local Disadvantaged at-risk Children

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Nonprofit arts and education-based Milagro Center will be holding its annual fundraising event, the “2014 SuperSTAR Spectacular” presented by Mercedes-Benz of Delray, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Mercedes-Benz of Delray showroom. The “2014 SuperSTAR Spectacular” will be a bright and futuristic event showcasing the outstanding talents of Milagro Center’s children and teens from kindergarten through 12th grade. Highlights of the night will include musical, freestyle dance, and spoken word performances by Milagro students along with a display of student-created art available for sale. Guests will participate in silent and live auctions of more than 50 fabulous items, including a Las Vegas trip and ESPN co- host opportunity. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and an assortment of cocktails will be served throughout the evening. Each year, the “SuperSTAR Spectacular” event raises funds to support Milagro Center’s innovative cultural arts and education programs which have a direct and positive impact on the local South Palm Beach County community. Located in one of the most economically challenged neighborhoods in Delray Beach, Milagro (which means “miracle” in Spanish) Center is a nonprofit organization providing cultural arts, academic support, non-sectarian Living Values education and mentoring to the community’s most at-risk children living at or below the federal poverty level. Students attending Milagro Center gain an indestructible sense of self worth and succeed academically through participation in Milagro’s uniquely integrated curriculum. This past academic school year, 100% of the children attending Milagro Center were promoted to the next grade level. This is a significant outcome, considering that nearly 40% of all at-risk youth nationwide do not graduate from high school. Milagro Center’s social impact on the community at large is evident in the success of its children. “The support of the community is vital to ensuring the long-term success of a child who starts life at risk of educational and social failure,” says Milagro Center’s Executive Director Barbara Stark. “With the involvement of caring and committed individuals and local companies, the cycle of poverty and academic failure can be reversed. By supporting Milagro Center, our children will have a better and brighter future and will become self-sufficient successful members of our community.” More than 250 guests demonstrating their support for Milagro Center are expected to attend the showcase event. Proceeds from the event will help fund and grow the Center’s afterschool STARS, Teens, Mentoring, and ArtReach programs. Returning event sponsors include AutoNation, Inc., Florida Community Bank, Jarden Consumer Solutions, Mercedes- Benz of Delray, PermaPlate Company, and Zimmerman Advertising. Tickets are on sale now for $75 in advance or $85 at the door. To purchase tickets and for more information on the event, including sponsorship opportunities, please call 561-279-2970 or visit www.milagrocenter.org. About Milagro Center Milagro, which means “miracle” in Spanish, serves disadvantaged, undervalued children, teens, and families throughout South Florida. The Center’s four goals are to ensure academic success, promote the arts, teach inclusion while embracing diversity, and create strong individuals who positively impact their communities. Please visit the website at www.milagrocenter.org, become a Facebook fan of “The Milagro Center” Cause page, and follow Milagro Center on Twitter @MilagroCenter.