Oct 172013

SAN FRANCISCO—A free “Family Day” event organized by West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service www.westbaycenter.org will celebrate Filipino American History Month and the unveiling of a plaque in honor of the first Fil-Am woman to win Olympic gold medals.

The event—featuring Filipino cultural presentations, food , sports and other family friendly activities—will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Victoria Manalo Draves Park, South of Market, Folsom & 6th St., San Francisco. It is open to the public.

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 the Filipino-American community.

AARP supports and joins the celebration of Filipino American History Month. West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service expressed gratitude for the 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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