Pompano Beach CRA Donates $250 to Local School Program

Commissioner Woodrow Poitier and the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) brought smiles and a $250 donation to Robert C. Markham Elementary through the MLK Marketplace outreach program aimed to give back to local school programs.
Feb. 25, 2013 - PRLog -- Commissioner Woodrow Poitier along with staff members from the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) brought smiles and a $250 donation to Robert C. Markham Elementary as part of the MLK Marketplace school outreach program created to give back to the local schools arts and special education programs.

Thirteen local schools including all elementary, middle and high schools in Pompano and surrounding areas were given the opportunity to compete for a $500 donation to a school arts program or club. Each school was asked to participate by having students attend the January 12th MLK Marketplace event at Annie Adderly Gillis Park in Pompano Beach. To enter, each school had to have a minimum of 15 check ins to win $250 or 50 check ins to win the full $500.

The promotion brought in just over 100 students with attendance from seven different schools. On Tuesday February 5th Commissioner Woodrow Poitier presented the winning school, Robert C. Markham Elementary with the donation for having 22 event attendees checking in during the January 12th event. According to Thaddeus Smith, Principal at Markham Elementary, the donation will be used to enhance the incentive and reward program which the school uses for parties and extracurricular activities for the students.

The MLK Marketplace event series takes place the 2nd Saturday monthly through June from 11am-3pm at Annie Adderly Gillis Park. Each month participating students can check in at the CRA Information booth to receive credit for their school. Attending students will have the chance to play in an oversized obstacle bounce house, compete against friends at the GameWars gaming station, make arts & crafts and enjoy the live talent competition where local performers compete for $1500 in cash.

For more information call 954-786-7824.
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