Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ofrendas del Corazon III

Ofrendas del Corazón III
Friday February 12, 2010
Contact: Michael's Legacy, 956-884-9776,
Description: Join us for our annual “heart art” auction benefiting the Michael M. Rutledge Legacy Award. Ofrendas del Corazón III will be held on Friday, February 12, 2010, at the Jose “Pepe” Salinas Civic Center in Pharr, Texas .
Each year, wooden hearts are given out and decorated by various community members and notable celebrities. The hearts are decorated as the participant chooses and then sold in a silent auction.
At the time of his passing, Michael Rutledge was a sophomore at PSJA North High School and participated in the district’s Dual Language bilingual education program. Through his parents’ gift of organ donation, Michael was able to give life to five Texas residents. Because of this, the heart has a taken a significant meaning. The Legacy Award is given to PSJA North and PSJA High School Dual Language students.

Some of this year's featured hearts include comedian/actor George Lopez, authors Victor Villaseñor and Pat Mora, Grammy award winning musicians Ozomatli, professional skateboarders Tony Hawk and Ryan Sheckler, actors Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), and the cast of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. Other notable hearts include artists Celeste De Luna, Tony Schaub, Ariel P. King, Erren Seale, Jennifer Rodriguez, Carl Vestweber, Verónica Sandoval (Lady Mariposa), Alejandro Goga, Roel Flores, Einar de la Torre (Los Angeles), Xavier Garza (San Antonio), David Mercado (Austin), Ricardo Ruiz (Corpus Cristi), Santa Barraza (Kingsville), Javier Ivan Perez (Laredo) Kathy Sosa (San Antonio), Judith Hernandez (Chicago), Maya Gonzalez (CA), Stanley Burmudez (Atlanta), de la Torre Bros. (CA), Soreida Martinez ( New York ), T.M. Gand (Abeline), jewelry designer Carolyn Dublin ( San Antonio ), and numerous local artists.
In addition to the auction, guests are treated to an evening of poetry by the Mariachi Poet Daniel Garcia Ordaz and music provided by Mario Aleman! Anyone interested in participating or attending can email or call (956) 884-9776.
Location: Jose “Pepe” Salinas Civic Center; 1011 W Kelly Ave; Pharr , TX

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