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25, 2012

Vanessa Santana-Peñate
vsp@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and The Capital Grille team up to donate meals to the Fisher House Foundation

County and Oklahoma City Mayors’ friendly wager comes to a conclusion with Miami HEAT Championship Win


Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has teamed up with The Capital Grille to donate meals to the Fisher House Foundation, after receiving a shipment of Certified Angus Beef from Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett following the Miami HEAT’s victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals.

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, together with chefs from The Capital Grille, will prepare and donate the meals to local veterans and their families this Friday, July 27, at 12:30 p.m., at the Fisher House Foundation, located at Miami VA Healthcare System, 1201 NW 16th Street, in Miami. The Capital Grille will donate additional steaks, sides, and desserts for the veterans and their family members.

“I’m proud to team up with The Capital Grille to serve our wounded warriors and their families a nice steak lunch,” said Mayor Gimenez. “It’s the very least that we can do for these brave men and women who have done so much to ensure that we can enjoy lives of freedom in the greatest nation on earth.”

The Miami VA Healthcare System Fisher House is a home away from home for families of Veterans and military service members receiving care at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center. The Fisher House enables family members to be close to their loved one during hospitalization by providing comfortable lodging, in a beautiful and relaxing setting, only steps away from the Medical Center. There is no charge for families staying at the Fisher House.

The Miami HEAT earned their second NBA Championship last month by defeating the Thunder four games to one in the hard-fought series. And in keeping with their June 11th agreement, Mayor Gimenez has now earned a shipment of prime Oklahoma steaks from his counterpart in Oklahoma City.