140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Monday, January 20, 2014

Undefeated Brian Ortega at Shriners Hospital for Children-LA

BRIAN “T City” ORTEGA, UNDEFEATED MMA ATHLETE, DEDICATES HIS
RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE (RFA) FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT TO
THE CHILDREN AT SHRINERS HOSPITALS DURING VISIT ON JANUARY 21ST

Ortega will be honored by Shriners Hospitals for Children Southern California
by naming him a LOVE to the rescue LOVE Ambassador for his continued
support and commitment to the mission of the organization

WHAT:   Shriners Hospitals for Children® Southern California will host Brian “T City” Ortega as he visits with children, hospital staff and Shriners volunteers to learn more about the life changing treatment provided at the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children locations across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Brian Ortega’s fight dedication is a testament to his support of Shriners Hospitals for Children and their mission to transform the lives of children through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education.
Ortega, a hometown favorite and undefeated mixed martial artist (7-0), will headline the Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) 12 on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the historic Shrine Auditorium competing for the featherweight title.  Shriners Hospitals for Children Southern California is pleased to honor him as a local 2014 LOVE to the Rescue® LOVE Ambassador™ as a athlete who will be helping the organization raise awareness of the treatment available at the hospital for children, regardless of their families ability to pay.

Ortega was introduced to Shriners Hospitals by the Mauli Ola Foundation. The Mauli Ola Foundation provides sports related therapies for children with genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis.  Visitwww.mauliola.org for more information.
WHERE:   Shriners Hospitals for Children Southern California
3160 Geneva Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020-1199
WHEN:      Tuesday, January 21, 2014
10am - 12pm
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Brian Ortega, patients and doctors from Shriners Hospitals for Children Southern California and representatives from Mauli Ola Foundation.
EDITIORS NOTE: Brian Ortega will be conducting interviews in both English and Spanish. Many of the children being treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children Southern California are Spanish speaking. Having a well-respected athlete such as Brian, communicating with them in their native language provides a truly meaningful experience.
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Shriners Hospitals for Children Southern California
Carla Valenzuela – 213-368-3394 / cvalenzuela@shrinenet.org
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