Vote for one Newark "Cornerstone" to receive a full year of tickets to Prudential Center events
by Andaiye Taylor/March 7, 2017
Voting is now open for the grand prize winner for Newark’s Cornerstones, the community recognition program launched by Prudential, Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils in the fall.
Prudential Center has selected eight peer-nominated individuals who have contributed meaningfully to the city through their jobs or volunteer work. Those eight individuals have been recognized during two New Jersey Devils games each month.
With the finalists selected, Newark’s Cornerstones now begins its public voting round, the results of which will determine the one person who will receive a grand prize: one year of complimentary tickets to Prudential Center events, including Devils games, beginning July 1st.
The winner will be announced during the last Devils home game of the season, which will take place April 8th.
The eight finalists are Girls; Live, Love, Laugh founder Allison James Frison, educator Sister June Favata, chef and entrepreneur Vonda McPherson, Covenant House Executive Director Jim White, West Side High School Vice Principal Akbar Cook, Brick Avon Academy principal Charity Haygood, economic development advocate and communications professional Kimberlee Williams and She Wins! founder A’Dorian Murry-Thomas.
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