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Tandy partners with sports figures and professionals so that “Stars Shine on Our Youth”

Wednesday September 1, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Louisville – Councilman David Tandy (D-4) is encouraging local youth, including high school players and cheerleaders, from area sports teams to participate in “Stars Shine on Our Youth” on Saturday, September 4th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Kentucky Derby Museum.

“This is a special program in which those who have succeeded in life will share how they managed to stay on the right path,” says Tandy.

Participating young people in “Stars Shine on our Youth” will hear motivational messages about the importance of staying in school and avoiding many of the negative decisions and related actions that derail far too many young lives.

Among Featured presenters include U.S. Army Captain Jackie Kelly, District Court Judge Erica Lee Williams, and main luncheon speaker Dr. Raymond Burse. Each will share stories from his or her background and decisions each had to make to get where they are today.

Youngsters between the ages of 8 -13 will also have a first-hand opportunity to meet and greet Kentucky Black Hall of Famers as well as former players for the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky.

“It is my hope that this program will not only inspire but grow into a way to help young people as they make career and life choices,” says Tandy.

“Stars Shine on Our Youth” is made possible by a donation from Councilman Tandy. Other main sponsors include Blackwave, Buffalo Foundation, Cardinal Dodge, Cricket, River City Banks, and Schafer Law. Additional hosts include the Black Sports Hall of Fame, 1+1=U, and the West End Sportsman Club.

For more information about the “Stars Shine on Our Youth” program, contact Councilman Tandy’s office at 574-1104.

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