|From the WHTL calendar|
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
“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
donations can be mailed directly to the West Haven Twilight League at PO Box
7564, New Haven, CT 06519