Storage Post Self Storage is sponsoring the first annual Duricimo Latin Awards Sept. 16 in Yonkers, N.Y. The self-storage company pledged a silver sponsorship to the event, which is the first Latin award ceremony of its kind in Westchester County.
The event at The Ukrainian Ballroom will honor and award local community youth who aspire to become artists and performers. Awarded individuals are chosen by a public vote prior to the event.
"When we heard about the Duricimo Latin Awards, we were happy to sponsor and support the vitality and talent in Latin-American artistic youth," said Ken McGuire, store manager at the Yonkers facility.
The mission of the Duricimo Latin Awards ceremony is to award local values and personal achievements within the Latin-American community. The event is designed to draw young people from the street and encourage their dreams and ambitions in an artistic career. Award recipients receive a personalized crystal plaque commemorating the event. Event organizers hope to offer scholarships in future years.
In addition to awarding local youth, the Duricimo Latin Awards also supports the organization Family, Advocacy, Counseling, Education and Support (FACES) for women battling cancer. The event's "pink carpet," on which all attendees will enter the award ceremony, symbolizes its support for the cause.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Storage Post has facilities along the East Coast and is actively pursuing self-storage acquisitions.