MIAMI, FL – October 22, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) –Art students from 15 Miami-Dade Schools who created sculptures from junk bicycles will compete this Saturday for the prize of “Best Recycling Project” in a charity benefit contest hosted by Gran Fondo Italia. Last Saturday October 11th, during the family day “La Festa Italiana”, hosted at the Coral Gables Museum, the Italian Consulate introduced the Art Contest “Re-Cycling” by Gran Fondo Italia, a charity program from KIDS to KIDS.

Circo Massimo Entertainment, with the help of the City of Miami Beach, collected junk bicycles from the streets and gave them to 15 schools of the Miami-Dade district, selected by ODLI, Inc. (Organization for the Development of the Italian Language) and IIPA (Italian International Parent Association). Students have disassembled, attached, painted and glued parts of the bikes to create a unique piece of art, as a free expression of kids’ creativity.

Three of the fifteen schools will receive the award of the “Best Recycling Project” during the event organized by Circo Massimo for Gran Fondo Italia, on Saturday October 25th at Miami Ironside (Upper East).

The jury, featuring the Vice Consul of Italy Vita Maria Valluzzi, Mrs. Federica Barattolo, Mrs. Morena Zanini and Mrs. Kerri N.Louati, will award the three best artworks. The event will be attended by institutions, personalities and press.

Artworks will be available to purchase at auction with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the MCH Foundation (Miami Children’s Health Foundation). The Foundation generates funds for Miami Children’s Hospital and supports it by providing the opportunity for members of the local and global community to invest in children’s future.

With the charity program Re-Cycling we all have the chance to donate to less fortunate kids and actively contribute.

The three winning artworks will be on display in the “History of Italian Cycling” exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum, from Oct. 28th to Nov. 7th, and all the fifteen artworks will be at the EXPO of the 2014 GRAN FONDO ITALIA in the weekend of Nov. 8th & 9th in Coconut Grove, at 2500, Pan American Drive.

About Gran Fondo Italia
The Gran Fondo Italia brings the best of an incredible Italian cycling tradition to destinations worldwide. The Gran Fondo Italia cycling event comes to Miami and Coral Gables on Nov. 9th, 2014. The spirit and passion of Italy, iconic Italian brands and products, and incredible destinations are all part of the experience with Gran Fondo Italia events. Cyclists of all levels are invited to feel the same spirit of camaraderie, inspiration and achievement at Gran Fondo Italia events that bring thousands of Italians together, professionals and amateurs of all ages and levels, to experience the feeling of the mass start, and then to ride classic routes in destination locations.

Gran Fondo Italia offers a mix of moderate courses and courses with challenges to provide a unique experience for riders of all levels, to enjoy the cycling terrain, compete for prizes and personal achievements, and finish with food, wine and celebration.

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About Circo Massimo Entertainment
Circo Massimo Entertainment (CME) is a full event and music production company that provides a wide variety of services for social events, corporate events, live shows and studio productions. CME has specialized in sound and lighting set ups, photography, videography and entertainment.

It’s counterpart CME Music focuses on talent searching, developing and recordings.

CME and CME Music were the vision of a team of engineers lead by Enrico Carducci to utilize technologies to bring together people through events and music.

The CME team has a combined experienced of 10 years producing events, live shows and studio productions. For more information, visit