Free Family Day Event Honors Filipino American Olympic Hero

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Main entrance of Victoria Manalo Draves Park in SF.

Main entrance of Victoria Manalo Draves Park in SF.

WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 2013

WHERE: Victoria Manalo Draves Park, South of Market, Folsom & 6th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

TIME: 1 PM – 4 PM

Free. Open to the public.

The free family day, organized by West Bay Pilipino Multi Service www.westbaycenter.org will feature Filipino cultural presentations, Filipino food, sports and other family friendly activities to celebrate Filipino American History Month.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and District Supervisor Jane Kim will join the celebration as keynote speakers during the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate Filipino American and San Francisco native Victoria Manalo-Draves’ achievements in the 1948 Olympics.

Manalo-Draves was a competitive diver, and made history as the first Filipino American woman to win Olympic gold medals for the United States. West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service is honoring Manalo-Draves to encourage young Filipino Americans to reach for higher goals, and raise the profile of Filipino American community.

AARP is proud to support the Filipino American community as it celebrates Filipino American History Month. West Bay Pilipino Multi Service is grateful for the generous support of its presenting sponsor AARP www.aarp.org/aapi.

For more information, contact Rudy Asercion at West Bay Pilipino Multi Service at (415) 431.6266 or westbaycenter@gmail.com.

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