Delray Beach, FL, May 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Digital advertising agency BMI Elite announced Monday that the company is donating $1000.00 to support the local community lacrosse tournament Pockets & Sockets. Donations and proceeds from Pockets & Sockets benefit the Michael Stolzenberg Rehabilitative Trust, supporting Michael Stolzenberg, 11, a South Florida native who lost both his hands and feet to a bacterial infection when bitten by a bug during the summer of 2008. After having gone into shock, Michael was rushed to the hospital where doctors thought the boy, only 8 years old at the time, would likely die from the bite’s resulting infection. Michael spent seven weeks in intensive care recovering from the amputations necessary to save his life.
A Miami Heat fan and avid sports player, Michael became acquainted with Heat star Dwyane Wade who presented Michael during a Heat game with a signed jersey to add to his already extensive sports memorabilia collection. BMI Elite CEO Brandon Rosen met Michael while attending a Heat game and was so impressed with his courage and perseverance that Rosen decided to sponsor Pockets & Sockets, the lacrosse tournament benefiting Michael’s ongoing rehabilitation.
“Mikey’s story shows us how strong and courageous a person can be, even with all of the issues this incredible kid has had in his life,” said Brandon Rosen, CEO of BMI Elite. “Sometimes all the problems we have in our lives make us think we’ve got it hard, but that’s not hard – this is. Mikey’s story inspired all of us at BMI Elite and we wanted to do whatever we could to support the Pockets & Sockets tournament to benefit his rehabilitation.”
The Michael Stolzenberg Rehabilitative Trust was established to help this remarkable boy continue to be fully independent, not only by fitting him with the newest prosthetics available, but with the long term goal of paying for an innovative new surgical double hand transplant procedure which requires hours of post-operation occupational therapy not covered by insurance.
About Pockets & Sockets
The children’s charity lacrosse tournament, “Pockets & Sockets,” will be held May 14, 2011, at the Delray Sports Complex. Participation is open to middle through high school age girls and boys. Kids and their coaches will organize the kids into 7 on 7 teams. Each player will be supplied with a Pockets & Sockets tournament reversible uniform. All donations made to support the tournament benefit the Michael Stolzenberg Rehabilitative Trust. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information about Michael Stolzenberg and Pockets & Sockets, please contact email@example.com.
About BMI Elite
Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, BMI Elite is a full service digital advertising agency that leads the industry in performance-based marketing initiatives. The BMI Elite staff is a group of savvy and talented professionals fueled by a passion to create purposeful online advertising, superior branding and the best marketing strategies possible. Driven by the simple philosophy to create an extraordinary online marketing presence for its clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to international advertising agencies, BMI Elite’s advertising, branding, and marketing strategies yield dramatic measurable results for clientele who span across the globe. BMI Elite’s services include direct mail / postal verification, e-mail marketing, lead generation, SMS mobile messaging, and search engine optimization. Please visit BMI Elite at http://bmielite.com. For more information, please contact Demi Pietchell at 561-330-6666 x319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.