Vice Mayor of the City of Miramar, Alexandra Davis, will be hosting the Reggae Girlz for Send-Off Celebration fundraising events and activities, May 20-24, in support of their qualification to the FIFA’s Women’s World Cup France 2019.
“We are excited and honored to host the Reggae Girlz Send-off Celebration with events throughout the City of Miramar,” Vice Mayor Davis told CNW. “With the Miramar community having such deep roots in Jamaica and the Caribbean overall, it’s a natural connection to host the Reggae Girlz. We are honored to be a part of such a great experience.”
Vice Mayor Davis has her own strong connection to the island of Jamaica. She was born in England to Jamaican, but grew up in her parents’ homeland where she attended Mico Practicing All Age School, Wolmer’s Girls’ High School and the University of the West Indies. She then went on to work for the Ministry of Agriculture in Kingston.
Since moving to Florida, the Miramar Vice Mayor created a non-profit organization called Caribefest. The organization aims to foster diversity, tolerance and unity within Miramar’s robust Caribbean community, and hosts the Caribefest cultural festival. As a certified teacher, Vice Mayor Davis also formed another non-profit called Caribbean American Teachers Association of Florida, with the motto “Inspiring Students and Empowering Teachers”.
The Vice Mayor is excited to support the history-making Reggae Girlz on their journey to France, and is imploring her Miramar community and Jamaicans throughout South Florida to come participate in the festivities, especially the main send-off event which will be held at Miramar’s Ansin Sports Complex on Thursday, May 23 from 5-10pm.
“Come, wear your colors, and let’s send off our Reggae Girlz in style!” Vice Mayor Davis says.