Ritchie Valens Foundation Launch & Two Official Ceremonies with Valens Family & Concert Celebration

On Friday, August 12th, 2016 The Valens Family to be Guests of Honor & Presented at City Hall the Official Resolution Proclaiming Ritchie Valens "Lets Go Rock & Roll" Day with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Concert at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center
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LOS ANGELES - Aug. 10, 2016 - PRLog -- The official Launch of the newly created Ritchie Valens Foundation and the initial fundraising event will be Friday, August 12, 2016.  Starting first, the Family of Ritchie Valens will be presented the official honor of having "May 13" proclaimed as Ritchie Valens "Lets Go Rock & Roll" Day. Los Angeles Council Member Felipe Fuentes, who represents the 7th Council District, will formally present the resolution to the Valens Family at Los Angeles City Hall at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers on the 3rd floor. In addition to political dignitaries, present at the historical event will be the Valens family members, the media, public figures, friends & supporters, and Chicano/Chicana Rock musicians.

We are excited to announce that the legendary Jimmy Espinoza of Thee Midniters, Rudy Salas, founder of the band Tierra, Jesse Flores of Vudu Café, as well as Producer/Guitarist Roy Z Ramirez, Co-Founder of the Ritchie Valens Foundation, have all agreed to speak at the Ritchie Valens Day proclamation at LA City Hall first andsecond, to perform at the Ritchie Valens Foundation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony following this public pronouncement at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center.  Also performing live will be Tribe of Gypsies with Roy Z and Boulevard Nights with Gil Rocha, former band mate of Valens. Due to their touring schedule, the band Los Lobos will appear by video and send a special pre-recorded statement.  At the reception, food and refreshments will be provided to VIPs.

The event is sponsored by the newly created Ritchie Valens Foundation, The office of Council member Felipe Fuentes, The office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, PESA, Graffiti Grill, Mama Licha's Kitchen Family Restaurant, The office of Assembly member Patty Lopez and Rhythm Donor Entertainment.

Location of events:

1st Event: 10 a.m. City Proclamation of Ritchie Valens Day at The Council Chambers on the 3rd floor Los Angeles City Hall:

         200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

2nd Event: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ritchie Valens Foundation Ribbon Cutting, Fundraising Reception with Red Carpet & Concert at  Ritchie Valens Recreation Center:

         10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331

Press & Celebrity VIP Contacts (Please CC all of three):

        Monica Wild, Director of Publicity, Ritchie Valens Foundation:
        PR@ritchievalensfoundation.org (818) 679-9088

        Ruben Salazar, President, Ritchie Valens Foundation:
        rsalazar@ritchievalensfoundation.org (909) 609-6094

        Krisna C. Velasco, Executive Director, Ritchie Valens Foundation:
        kcvelasco@ritchievalensfoundation.org (818) 660-9408

Facebook Event Page for August 12th:
Facebook RVF: https://www.facebook.com/RitchieValensFoundation/

About the Ritchie Valens Foundation:

Through the non-profit foundation, the three founders, Ruben Salazar, Esq., Roy Z Ramirez, and Krisna C. Velasco, are raising funds to produce an official Ritchie Valens Documentary, and to sponsor an Annual Ritchie Valens Music Festival on Ritchie Valens Day (May 13) at Ritchie Valens Park (in Pacoima, CA).  Also from the proceeds of these and other events, scholarships will be granted to promising youths interested in the music business, and donations will be made to music programs in community schools.

RVF Website: http://www.ritchievalensfoundation.org
About the Foundation: http://ritchievalensfoundation.org/about/
About the Founders: http://ritchievalensfoundation.org/about/staff/
Ritchie Vallens' BIO: http://ritchievalensfoundation.org/bio/ and also his Proclamation: http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2016/16-0004-s1_MISC_5-13-16.pdf

Ritchie Valens Foundation
8689 Sierra Ave, Suite A,
Fontana, CA 92335
Tax ID  81-3053507(501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization status pending)

The Valens Family is working in association as co founding partners with the Ritchie Valens Foundation having given their blessing and having active roles. Aside from their entity Hi-Tone Corporation http://www.ritchievalens.com/,  they participate individually knowing the foundations efforts are to help preserve their brothers legacy and give back to the community where he was born, raised and became a beloved Rock & Roll legend worldwide.

NEWS:  Previous News about Ritchie Valens Day:
- Daily News: Posted: 05/13/16, 7:54 AM PDT
LA declares Ritchie Valens Day on 75th anniversary of his birth   The Los Angeles City Council declared Friday, May 13, 2016, as Ritchie Valens Day on the 75th anniversary of the late Pacoima-born rocker's birth.

By City News Service http://www.dailynews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160513/la-declares-ritchie-valens-day-on-75th-anniversary-of-his-birth

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Monica Wild, Director of Publicity for Wild Eagle
Entertainment & Ritchie Valens Foundation
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