In the News - Recent Events and Updates

In the News:

On September 8th, 2010 we unveiled the six foot bronze sculpture of Joseph playing baseball at South Shore Little League in Staten Island.  With about 175 people in attendance, artist Gregory Perillo spoke of Joseph's love of baseball and why he was inspired to do this sculpture.  South Shore Councilman Vinny Ignizio spoke in support of the foundation and expressed the positive impact our mission will have in our community and beyond. Father Dillon of St. Joseph St. Thomas Church was also in attendance to bless the sculpture and say a prayer.  You can see photos of the event on the photo gallery page.

Fundraising update: 

Total funds raised to date through fund raising activities and donations $ 275,000

Contributions from our Staten Island elected officials to help build the stadium at SSLL
Borough President James Molinaro $ 800,000
South Shore Councilman Vinny Ignizio $ 1,250,000
Mid-Island Councilman Jim Oddo $ 250,000

Thank you our elected officials for recognizing the positive impact this facility will have on our borough and our children. You are true leaders in our community. 

Thank you our Board of Directors for your tireless efforts in making our mission a reality

John Calabrese
John DiNaso Jr. 
Ted Parnese, Treasurer & Legal Counsel
John Ross
Jerry Smith

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