|From the WHTL calendar|
Monday, June 1, 2015
West Haven Twilight League to hold 'Mario Peruzzi Special Olympics Day'
The West Haven Twilight League will hold its 2nd annual Mario Peruzzi Special Olympics Day beginning with an opening ceremony at 12:30 p.m. June 13 at Quigley Stadium in West Haven, according to a release.
“At 12:30 (p.m.)we would like the members of the Special Olympics to join our players on the field for warm-up time and a special tribute to Mario and the Olympians” said Lisa Antonecchia, Marketing Director West Haven Twilight League, in the release, “we will then all sing the National Anthem in his honor, and then play ball.”
The West Haven Twilight League then will face off at 1 p.m.
"Mario John Peruzzi, a longtime friend of the West Haven Twilight League and the Special Olympics passed away unexpectedly May 6, 2014," the release said. "Mario was a coach for the Special Olympics for many years and was active with the West Haven Twilight League at all of the regular season games and special events, his outstanding support of two amazing CT sports institutions is the catalyst for this event."
“Our 1st event last year was a fantastic success we hope that event more people will come out to support this wonderful event and help to raise money for the West Haven Special Olympics Team.” said Vin DiLauro president, West Haven Twilight League, also in the release.
WHTL accepts donations at their games, there is no ticket price, but for this special event the league is asking Special Olympians to Donate $1 in Mario’s name and other fans to donate $5 in Mario’s name, the release said.
The concession stand will also be open for people to purchase food.
Proceeds from the event will go to the West Haven Special Olympics and to Mario’s Family.
For more information contact Director of Marketing Lisa Antonecchia at email@example.com, donations can be mailed directly to the West Haven Twilight League at PO Box 7564, New Haven, CT 06519
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