|Outback Giving Back to Vallarta|
Polly G. Vicars - PVNN
August 18, 2010
Outback Steakhouse is celebrating ten years in Puerto Vallarta by helping three important non-profit organizations: Becas Vallarta A.C. (The America-Mexico Foundation, Inc.), the Maximo Cornejo Quiroz Orphanage (Casa Hogar) and Pasitos de Luz. In June and July successful dinners were held for Pasitos de Luz and Casa Hogar.
|University Students waiting their turns to meet with Buri Gray and her helpers|
|Senior High Students meeting with Ana Caty and helpers|
|Junior High Students getting their vouchers for uniorms, shoes, etc.|
|Junior High Students getting their school supplies|
Now on Thursday, September 2, 2010, the last of the three separate dinners will be held for Becas Vallarta.
Tickets, at $250 pesos each, are now available for the dinner which begins at 8:00 pm at the famous restaurant. Diners will have a choice of soup or salad, an entree of Outback’s famous beef or fresh fish and unlimited refrescos. There will be a raffle and silent auction and all proceeds will go directly to Becas Vallarta to support their scholarship program.
This fund raising event could not come at a better time, as Becas Vallarta awarded scholarships to over 300 Vallarta students this past week-end at Los Mangos Biblioteca. On Saturday, August 14, Buri Gray and her cadre of helpers met with almost 100 university scholarship students to address any issues they might have and to award each of them $3500 pesos for the first semester’s expenses. At the same time, Ana Caty Fenyvessi and her helpers met with more than 100 senior high students to award them $2,750 pesos for their first semester.
Then on Sunday, August 15, President Mariel de Fregoso, Pat Bendix, Linda Azcarate and their helpers met with over 100 junior high students to give vouchers for school uniforms, gym clothes, school and tennis shoes. Additionally each student was given school supplies for the year: paper, pens, pencils, dictionaries, calculators, etc.
This community recognizes the rewards reaped from these bright young people who receive this help to reach their educational goals, thus events such as the one coming up on September 2 at the Outback. To get your tickets please call me at 223-1371 or write me at phvicars(at)gmail.com.
You may also call Mariel de Fregoso at (322) 221-0789, Buri Gray at 221-5285, Pat Bendix at 221-5730, Linda Azcarate at 044-322-155-2123, Ana Caty Frenyvessu at 209-0134 or any other member of Becas. Tickets are limited, so please get your early! See you there!
Polly G. Vicars and her husband of almost 60 years, Hubert (a.k.a. "Husband") retired to Puerto Vallarta in 1988 and soon became active members of several charitable organizations. Polly is the author of "Tales of Retirement in Paradise: Life in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico" [a sell-out!] and "More Tales of Retirement in Puerto Vallarta and Around the World." Proceeds from the sale of her books go to the America-Mexico Foundation, a scholarship foundation that is their passion.
Click HERE for more articles by Polly Vicars, or click HERE to learn more about Becas Vallarta and the America-Mexico Foundation.