Thursday, October 27, 2005

Ave Maria Groundbreaking Postponed

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Focus Turned Toward Hurricane Relief Effort

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The leadership of Ave Maria University and the Barron Collier Companies has postponed the official groundbreaking ceremonies for Ave Maria University and Town that was to beheld, Tuesday, November 1, 2005. We ask the media to print and broadcast thisannouncement to help us inform the community and others around the state and country.
The following is a joint statement:

"Hurricane Wilma has brought destruction and hardships to the people of Southern Florida. We have decided to postpone the event so that government, public services, law enforcement and residents can give their full attentionto recovery at this time. Our prayers are with everyone who is suffering because of this storm and the damage it has done."

Lamar Gable, Chairman, Barron Collier Companies
Paul Marinelli, President, Barron Collier Companies
Thomas S. Monaghan, Chancellor, Ave Maria University
Nicholas J. Healy Jr., President, Ave Maria University

Furthermore, Barron Collier Companies and Ave Maria Development Corp. are donating the $50,000 that was to be spent on the groundbreaking event to the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee, Florida for food and hurricane relief for the people of Immokalee and the other affected areas of Collier County.

SOURCE Ave Maria University

3 Comments:

At 1:54 PM, Blogger L. von Shtupp said...

$50K?! That's alot of little sandwiches.

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger John B. Manos said...

PR people have a fascinating way of describing things:

"We have decided to postpone the event so that government, public services, law enforcement and residents can give their full attention to recovery at this time."

Is it not the case that the exact opposite is true? that is, that the public officials are busy and would not be interested in spending their time at a ceremonial event?

I realize it is the job of a PR person to make things come out in favor of the organization represented, but is this comment not a bit pretentious? ("we yield our demands to the little people")

It's not a reflection on the school in this comment, but rather on the methodology PR people have taken as granted now... maybe they are correct to assume that most people think not beyond the words presented to them.

 
At 6:52 PM, Blogger Tomassus said...

The official groundbreaking for the permanent facilities of Camp Swampy was postponsed "sine die" (without [setting] a [new] day).

As of this post (November 12th) no new date has yet been set.

Is TM and his minions "reconsidering the situation" of locating in Hurricane Alley?

Remember that some of the minions were defending the glass-house mega-church until plans for the the smaller-sized
version with more traditional building materials were unveiled.

 

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