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2011 Becas Ball Set for February 26
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January 26, 2011

Changing Lives While 'Having a Ball' - Becas Style

The Becas Ball, celebrating 50 years of giving scholarships to bright, but economically challenged young Vallartenses, will be Saturday, February 26, 2011 in the grand ballroom of the Casa Magna Marriott Hotel in Marina Vallarta.

The gala event will begin at 7:00 pm with a free cocktail hour followed at 8:00 pm by a four-course gourmet dinner with white and red wine.

There will be a silent auction of fabulous prizes, door prizes and a few surprises. Grupo Odisea, from Ciudad Guzman, will once again delight the attendees with their fabulous music for dancing and their beautifully choreographed show. Tickets are $1,200 pesos each or the dollar equivalent and must be purchased in advance. Table may only be reserved with the purchase of all 10 tickets.

Thousands of former Becas Vallarta, A.C. (America-Mexico Foundation, Inc.) scholarship students are now at the forefront of a vibrant and educated Puerto Vallarta. Our alumni are teaching in the schools, practicing law, medicine, veterinary science, dentistry as well as running small and large businesses, all making Puerto Vallarta a better place through their leadership.

Our goal is to be able to celebrate another fifty years by continuing to up the number of scholarships we give each year! In the school year 2010-1011 we are giving 111 scholarships in junior high, 134 in high school and 131 in university for a grand total of 376. Your purchase of tickets to the 2011 Becas Ball will help raise the number of scholarships we can give in the coming year.

For tickets and to reserve your table you may call Polly Vicars at (322) 223-1371 or 044-322-182-02155 or email her at phvicars(at) You may also call Linda Wirth at 222-2034 or email Lindawirth(at) Of course you may buy your tickets from any Becas member. We are limited to selling only 300 tickets so get yours very soon as we anticipate they will sell out quickly.

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.