File Name: PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION TO FRANKIE RUIZ
Agenda Date: 2/21/2012
Agenda Item Number: 1D2
PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION TO FRANKIE RUIZ AND THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S 10TH MARATHON ANNIVERSARY
Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
Board of County Commissioners
Commissioners Heyman and Diaz commended Mr. Frankie Ruiz on his participation in the County’s 10th Marathon Anniversary. Commissioner Heyman noted on January 31, 2012, Miami-Dade County, with the support of the City of Miami Beach and the City of Miami, completed its tenth annual marathon in Miami-Dade County.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez, on behalf of County Commission Chairman Joe A. Martinez and members of the County Commission, presented a proclamation to Mr. Ruiz proclaiming Tuesday, February 21, 2012 as “Miami-Dade County’s 10th Marathon Anniversary Day.”
Commissioner Heyman expressed appreciation to the Achilles Group whom she noted sponsored a team every year. She stated that more racers with special needs were participating because of the military amputees now involved.
Mr. Ruiz expressed appreciation to Mayor Gimenez and to the County Commission members. He noted ten years ago, Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami and the City of Miami Beach succeeded in getting an internationally acclaimed and world class marathon with 87 countries represented and all 50 states. Mr. Ruiz said that approximately 70 percent of all participants came from outside of Miami-Dade County, creating a $44 million economic impact this year.
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