Memorabilia courtesy of the Orestes Chavez Collection
WHAT: In celebration of Cuban baseball, BankUnited and The Florida Marlins will showcase items from City of Miami Police Sgt. Orestes Chavez’s rare collection of Cuban baseball memorabilia.
Pieces on display will include:
· Jerseys from Cuba’s original baseball teams, including the 1935 Havana jersey, 1954 Almendares jersey, 1952 Cienfuegos jersey and 1956 Mariano Bat Boy jersey;
· Jerseys from Cuba’s original high school/college baseball teams, including Belen, Champagnat, University of Villanueva and Matlistas;
· Collectible bats, balls, baseball cards and the1942 Pro Baseball Championship Trophy; and
· Major-league jerseys worn by Cuban baseball stars including pitcher Livan Hernandez of the Expos.
WHEN: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on game day (Marlins vs. Texas Rangers), Saturday, June 19
WHERE: Club Level
Pro Player Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Boulevard
Miami, FL 33056
WHO: BankUnited Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: BKUNA) is the holding company for BankUnited FSB, the largest banking institution headquartered in Florida as measured by assets. BankUnited had assets of $7.7 billion at March 31, 2004. Serving customers in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Collier counties through 47 branches, BankUnited offers a full spectrum of consumer and commercial banking products and services, including online products that can be accessed through [url=http://www.buexpress.com]http://www.buexpress.com[/url] . For additional information, call (877) 779-2265.
CONTACT: Jeanine Faine
Thorp & Company