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LGBT youth groups in South Florida to benefit from 'You Can Play Night' at Miami Marlins game June 14

News release from South Florida Gay News and Miami Marlins:


you can play Ft. Lauderdale – May 13, 2013 – South Florida Gay News (SFGN) and the Miami Marlins have teamed up to host an evening of baseball to promote equality in sports and to benefit South Florida area LGBT youth organizations.  “You Can Play Night” will take place Friday, June 14 at Marlins Park beginning with a social mixer at 5 p.m. followed by the baseball game versus the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10 p.m.

“With the recent announcement of Jason Collins coming out as a pro athlete, the timing for ‘You Can Play Night’ is perfect,” said Justin Wyse, Sales Manager for SFGN. “The message the You Can Play Project makes to LGBT youth and their allies who are involved in sports is that locker rooms should be safe and sports venues should be free from homophobia. Athletes should be judged on talent, heart and work ethic and not sexual orientation. We are delighted to partner with the Marlins to bring this message to our local youth.”

Tickets to “You Can Play Night” start at $20. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to South Florida LGBT youth programs, including Pridelines Youth Services, Safe Schools South Florida, The Pride Center, NVEEE, Sunserve, Youth Pride Band and The Alliance for LGBTQ Youth. For tickets, order before June 10 at www.marlins.com/ycp.

“You Can Play Night” is sponsored by Storks Bakery, Dugout Sponsor; 93.9 MIA, Mark’s List, Hotspots, Wire Magazine, She Magazine, and The Murry Agency Public Relations, Media Sponsors. Special thanks go to the Gay and Lesbian Business Exchange (GLBX), the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC), Greater Ft. Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC) and Rainbow Business Coalition (RBC).


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