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Bova Cucina Partners With Panthers and BankAtlantic Center For Make-A-Wish Foundation

Monday, 03.2.2009 / 11:04 AM ET / Community
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Bova Cucina Partners With Panthers and BankAtlantic Center For Make-A-Wish Foundation
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (March 2, 2009) – Family Italian Favorite BOVA Cucina (currently Mario’s of Boca) will partner with the Florida Panthers and Bank Atlantic Center to bring two unforgettable evenings of fun and entertainment to Make-A-Wish Foundation kids and their families, it was announced today by Scott Rothstein and Tony Bova, co-owners of The BOVA Group and BOVA Cucina.  Each month, BOVA Cucina is hosting an Italian feast for one Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida wish kid and his or her immediate family.  As part of the program that began in February, the Florida Panthers and BankAtlantic Center have now generously offered to donate club level or lower level seats to a Florida Panthers hockey game or a BankAtlantic Center family event (depending on availability) as part of the package given to each Make-A-Wish Foundation family taking part in BOVA Cucina’s monthly dinners.   
“Being able to host a Make-A-Wish child and offer a fun and memorable evening for them is so gratifying, and we are now very excited to be partnering with the Florida Panthers and BankAtlantic Center to extend an additional evening of fun and entertainment for these kids and their families,” said Scott Rothstein, Chairman of The BOVA Restaurant Group which includes BOVA Cucina.  “The BOVA Group and BOVA Cucina are proud to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation and all of its endeavors.”  During monthly BOVA Cucina dinners, each Make-A-Wish Child and his or her family will be treated as Special VIP guests as they enjoy priority seating, special surprises and savor a three-course meal of Italian specialties. 
The BOVA Cucina partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida is part of The BOVA Group’s on-going commitment to giving back to and supporting the South Florida community. During the last six months alone, The BOVA Group and its three popular restaurants, BOVA Prime, BOVA Ristorante and BOVA Cucina, have supported or raised funds for numerous charitable and non-profit organizations including Alonzo Mourning Charities, Dan Marino Foundation, March of Dimes, The United Way, Kids in Distress, National Urban Fellows, P.A.W.S., Jewish Family Center and many others.
Offering the finest Southern Italian cuisine in a comfortable and casual setting, BOVA Cucina is famous for its chicken scarpiello, lasagna, eggplant pancakes and signature gorgonzola house salad.  A local Italian favorite, BOVA Cucina has maintained a superior quality of service and food for over twenty years. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant also offers custom catering and a Cucina’s private dining room seats up to 50 people and the restaurant’s indoor and alfresco dining accommodates up to 350.  Equipped with overhead display screen and internet capabilities, BOVA Cucina is perfect for business lunches and meetings.  The restaurant’s hours of operation are Sunday-Friday, from 11:30a.m.-9:00p.m.and Saturday from 11:30a.m.-10:00p.m.  The lunch buffet is available Monday-Friday from 11:30a.m.-2:30p.m.  BOVA Cucina is located at 1901 North Military Trail in Boca Raton.
Scott W. Rothstein, notable South Florida based entrepreneur and Chairman/CEO of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler Attorneys at Law, recently joined forces with Tony and Laurie Bova, acclaimed restaurateurs for over 25 years to form The BOVA Group.  The BOVA Group currently owns and operates BOVA Ristorante, BOVA Prime and BOVA Cucina.  BOVA Ristorante, the award-winning $5.5 million dollar restaurant-bar-lounge, is located at 1450 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton. BOVA Ristorante presents contemporary upscale Italian cuisine described as Nuovo Classico in a spectacular ambiance and atmosphere. The restaurant is a frequent hotspot for Fortune 500 CEO’s, networking professionals and chance celebrity encounters.  BOVA Prime is the hot new restaurant on Las Olas in Downtown Fort Lauderdale serving primo Italian, steak and seafood. The BOVA Group also plans to open several other restaurants and nightclubs in the Southeastern region area over the next 24 months. For more information, please visit www.thebovagroup.com.
Each year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, the 4th largest wish granting chapter in the world, fulfills the wishes of more than 500 children in 13 South Florida counties.  With the average cost of a wish being $5,000, the organization relies on fundraisers, corporate support and donations from the public to bring hope, strength and joy to families who need it most. For more information, call the Make-A-Wish Foundation at 954-967-WISH or log on to www.sfla.wish.org.




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