Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tony Gray, Public Relations Chair - 404-556-3773 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc., (AJA) in collaboration with the Atlanta Jamaican Cultural and Educational Fund, Inc., will host the Annual Jamaican
Scholarship Awards on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Independence
Ball and Scholarship Awards is one of the pinnacle Caribbean events each summer
in Metro .
In this historic year - the celebration of Atlanta Jamaica’s
50th year of ,
this will certainly be the “must-attend” event of the year. Independence
This Golden Jubilee black-tie gala will be held at the luxurious
Georgia International Convention
Center (GICC), 2000 Convention Center Concourse, 30337 with cocktails
beginning at 6pm. The GICC is located
minutes from the College Park, Georgia .
Tickets can be purchased at various ticket outlets in Metro
International Airport ,
or by visiting the AJA’s website at www.ajaatlanta.org
or by calling 404-556-3773; 404-219-4139 or 404-509-7160. You can get more information by “friending”
AJA on Facebook at: Atlanta
Jamaican-Association (AJA). Atlanta
Doctor Stephen Vasciannie - Jamaica’s Ambassador-Designate to the United States, will be the keynote speaker. With his busy schedule relocating to the
, Dr. Vasciannie
graciously accepted AJA’s invitation to celebrate this very special occasion
with the Jamaican community in United States . Dr. Vasciannie is a former Rhodes Scholar and
professor at the University of the Atlanta . West
Live entertainment will be provided by the legendary Byron Lee’s Dragonaires. The band is best known for its popularization of the Jamaican Ska music internationally and its many Rocksteady, Reggae, Calypso and Soca hit songs.
For our out-of-town guests, there are several hotels within walking distance of the GICC. The SpringHill Suites Marriott will be offering special rates for ball attendees. For reservation, please call 1-888-287-8400 or visit the hotel’s website at www.marriott.com/springhill-suites.com. Mention “AJA Room Block” for the special rate that will be available up to July 27, 2012.
Tickets to the ball are $95.00 per person. Proceeds from this event will benefit the AJ Scholarship Fund and the many activities that the organization undertakes to help the less-fortunate in Metro
and Atlanta . Jamaica
The Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc. (AJA) founded in 1977, is a non-profit organization with 501© (4) status under the Internal Revenue Service Code. The AJA provides support and aid to members of the Jamaican community in Metro
and Atlanta . Through its Family Relations Committee, the
AJA assists families in times of severe financial and emotional hardship. It undertakes special missions to Jamaica
annually to feed the poor and provide help to the most needy. The AJA also strives to promote unity,
friendship, and understanding between Jamaicans and other members of the
community. The AJA’s Educational Fund
provides scholarships to deserving students of Jamaican parentage. Atlanta
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