THE DAN MARINO FOUNDATION AND BADIA SPICES
PARTNER FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR TO
“GO THE EXTRA YARD FOR THOSE WITH AUTISM”
Miami, FL – The Dan Marino Foundation is honored to once again join forces with Badia Spices, one of today’s leading family-owned Hispanic food companies, to “Go the Extra Yard for Those with Autism.” From now through December 31st, 2017, when you purchase a bottle of Badia (1 LT) Extra Virgin Olive Oil anywhere in the world where Badia Spices are sold, Badia Spices will donate 5% of the proceeds from that sale to the Foundation.
Badia Spices supports the Foundation as part of the company’s overall effort to help raise autism awareness and support employment programs providing young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities with post-secondary opportunities. Over the past four years, with the help of its consumers, Badia Spices has raised over $400,000 for The Dan Marino Foundation through the “Go the Extra Yard for Those with Autism” campaign.
Badia’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a rich nutty flavor with delicate notes of fruitiness. Their Olive Oil is made from the first cold press of Manzanilla, Arbequina, Lechin and Picual olives. Aside from all the attributed health benefits of olive oil, it is bottled with the promise of full aroma, freshness, and rich flavor. On a daily basis, the company prepares packages and ships more than 400 different products to 78 countries worldwide, which includes the entire United States.
"We are proud to support the innovative work being done by The Dan Marino Foundation.” said Joseph “Pepé” Badia, President of Badia Spices, Inc. "Through our community partnership, we are able to do our part in spreading a message of autism acceptance and inclusion at a global level to help provide children, teens, and young adults living with autism and related disabilities with post-secondary opportunities.”
For over 25 years, The Dan Marino Foundation has been dedicated to "empowering individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.” Initiatives include postsecondary programs in Fort Lauderdale at Marino Campus Broward, Marino Campus Miami-Dade located at Florida International University, the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Center, the Marino Autism Research Institute, ViTA-DMF, a nationally used virtual interactive interviewing program, Marino Adapted Aquatics, and Summer STEPS Employment Programs.
"My family and The Dan Marino Foundation are truly thankful to Pepe and his family for helping to bring awareness and hope for those with autism through the “GO THE EXTRA YARD FOR THOSE WITH AUTISM” campaign. Their support of the Foundation’s postsecondary programs at Marino Campus Broward and Marino Campus Miami Dade has created opportunities that open doors for all to achieve. This campaign truly helps change lives," said Dan Marino, Chairman of The Dan Marino Foundation.
ABOUT THE DAN MARINO FOUNDATION:
The Dan Marino Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization was established by Dan and Claire Marino, motivated by their experiences in raising their son, Michael, who is diagnosed with autism. For over 25 years, the Foundation has been a leader in innovation and change, "empowering individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.” The Foundation has raised more than $62 million to create unique and impactful initiatives in the community. Among these first-of-their-kind initiatives are the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Center, the Marino Autism Research Institute, Marino Adapted Aquatics, Summer STEPS Employment Programs, Virtual Interactive Training Agent Program (ViTA-DMF), and now post-secondary programs at both Marino Campus in Broward and at FIU in Miami-Dade. For more information, please visit danmarinofoundation.org or marinocampus.org or vitadmf.org.
ABOUT BADIA SPICES:
Established in 1967 by Jose Badia, Badia Spices Incorporated is one of today’s leading family-owned Hispanic food companies. Badia manufactures, packages, and distributes spices, seasoning blends, marinades, sauces, teas, health items and other products to more than 70 countries around the world. Badia Spices is proud to offer organic and gluten free products, the company's facility is registered with the Safe Quality Foods (SQF), an audit recognized around the world as being one of the most rigorous and credible food safety management systems in the marketplace today. Across the board, whether consumers purchase products through retail outlets, food distributors or the foodservice industry, Badia is committed to offering the highest quality, at the best price. For more information, go to badiaspices.com.