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BRONX, NY – Over 250 guests are expected to attend South Bronx United’s 5th Annual Benefit at the Midtown Loft and Terrace (267 Fifth Avenue) in Manhattan on November 12th.  The event raises funds for South Bronx United’s youth programing that serves 850 boys and girls each year.  The organization offers programming in the classroom and on the soccer field focused on the needs and interests of immigrant and at-risk youth, including academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, leadership development, immigration legal services, and soccer.

The evening will be hosted by soccer personality Jimmy Conrad, who competed for the United States in the 2006 World Cup and is currently the host of KickTV, a youtube channel dedicated to soccer, news, lifestyle and entertainment.

Guest will also hear from a current South Bronx United program participant and the evening’s youth honoree Gnim Bazim.  Gnim was born in Togo, grew up in the Bronx, and currently attends Mercersburg Academy, a Pennsylvania boarding school on a full scholarship.  He has been a member of the SBU Academy since 2010.

Dos Toros Taqueria, known as New York City’s premier burrito, taco and quesadilla destination, is sponsoring the Benefit along with Two Sigma Investments and Barclay’s Capital. An open bar will feature locally-brewed beer from sponsor the Bronx Brewery.  Live and silent auctions and a raffle will be held to raise additional funds.  Tanteo Tequilla, Hudson Whiskey, DDB Worldwide, and InterFysio, are also supporting the event.

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.  The organization is making its part with community youth.  100 percent of SBU Academy seniors have graduated high school, and 94 percent have enrolled in college.  To learn more about South Bronx United, visit www.southbronxunited.org.

Doors to the event open at 7pm.  Tickets are currently on sale starting at $110.  Sponsorship packages and advertising opportunities are also available to businesses.  The majority of the ticket cost is tax-deductible. Full details on the evening are available at the SBU Supporters Club website. For more information, please contact benefit@southbronxunited.org or calling Sara Conley at (718) 404-9281.