Rod Smith recruits Miami YP

June 27, 2006

June 27, 2006
CONTACT: David Kochman, 954-797-7727

Grammy-winner Mya to Headline
Young Professionals for Rod Smith Fundraiser

Miami Beach, FL – Award-winning R&B artist Mya will headline a Young Professionals for Rod Smith fundraiser on June 29th at the Hotel Victor in Miami Beach.

Mya started the Mya Arts Foundation in 2005 to provide education in the arts for inner city and suburban youth in Mya’s native Washington, D.C. The Foundation also provides much-needed leadership and mentoring for the local youth community.

“We reached out to Mya because of our shared commitment to education,” said Sen. Smith. “She shares my vision that strong educational programs not only elevate the scholastic achievement of our children, but also give them the direction and purpose to succeed more broadly.”

“I’m thrilled to participate in this event,” Mya said. “It’s so important that young people are involved in the political process, and I’m happy to see an elected official who talks straight in a way that younger voters can relate to and who is willing to offer real solutions to real problems.”

With ticket prices starting at $50, the Young Professionals for Rod Smith event is part of the campaign’s outreach out to younger voters. The event, also featuring Samantha Gibb and her band, will begin at 8 pm on June 29 at the Hotel Victor in Miami Beach. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, log on to or call (954) 797-7727.

Mya is a platinum artist, Grammy Award winner, SAG Award winner, and MTV Video-Music Award winner. She has performed in several major motion pictures, and will release her fourth studio album in late summer 2006.


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