BRONX, NY –  On November 11th, South Bronx United will be holding it’s 4th Annual Benefit at the Midtown Loft and Terrace in Manhattan (267 Fifth Avenue).  The event will raise funds for South Bronx youth programs in education, mentoring, social services, and soccer that serve over 600 children in the community.  Doors open at 7 pm.

The evening will feature presentations from the organization’s Executive Director and SBU alum, Aicha Fofana, the most recent recipient of the SBU College Scholarship.  Thanks in part to the scholarship award, she currently attends the City College of New York.   The participation of several sponsors highlights the evening.  Dos Toros Taqueria will sponsor a full taco buffet, the Artuso Pastry Shop sponsors dessert.  The Bronx Brewery, one of two businesses brewing beer in the Bronx, returns as well by contributing to the open bar.   A silent and live auction, both crowd favorites, will liven up the evening and feature items from New York Yankee tickets to a Maine vacation to a private team coaching session with former US Men’s National Team captain and 2013 honoree Claudio Reyna.  Radio personality and former ESPN 98.7 host Jared Max will serve as the evening’s MC.

All proceeds from the evening go towards South Bronx United youth programming. The organization’s mission is to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership skills so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond, and to united a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals.  South Bronx United also does significant work with immigrant youth and the immigrant community as a whole.   At the benefit, the organization will be celebrating and sharing its considerable growth over the past year along with the significant results it has seen in enriching the lives and expanding outcomes for youth participants. In the past three years, 100 percent of seniors in the program graduated high school and 92 percent have enrolled in college. In comparison, the graduation rate in the South Bronx overall is just 56 percent.

Tickets for the evening start at $100, with $200 partner tickets including gift bags.  75 percent of the ticket cost is tax-deductible. Full details are available at  Businesses interested in sponsoring or advertising or individuals interested in reserving group seating should inquire by emailing or calling Brendan Davis at (718) 404-9281.  South Bronx United is thankful for the generous support of sponsors Two Sigma Investments and InterFysio who have help make the Annual Benefit possible.