Sports Angels in Action
1st Annual Sports Angels Inspiration Award to Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson and founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Mrs. Robinson was honored in 2007 for her tireless commitment to promoting opportunity through education and developing the leaders of tomorrow through the Foundation’s innovative education and leadership development program. Proceeds from the celebration of the award benefited both the Foundation and helped re-establish the baseball program at P.S. 375, the Jackie Robinson School, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Sports Angels vice-president Ralph Branca presents the first annual Inspiration Award to Rachel Robinson for her support of her husband Jackie throughout his baseball career and all the work she has done to continue his legacy through the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
2nd Annual Sports Angels Inspiration Award to former New York Giant George Martin in 2008 for his Journey for 9/11. Martin’s walk across the country to helped raise awareness about the health problems of first responders to the 9/11 tragedy.
Your Donations at Work
On April 25, Sports Angels sponsored a clinic for young boys and girls enrolled in the LaPolla Little League in Peekskill New York. Thanks to a grant from Sports Angels, members of the Peekskill Tides, a semi-professional team in the Westchester/Rockland Wood Bat League, provided a day of expert instructions to young ballplayers eager to improve their skills.
Inner City Scholarship Foundation.
Sports Angels is proud to have donated uniforms to teams in the newly formed Inner City Scholarship Foundation middle school basketball league.
Children's Miracle Network
Sports Angels Supports the Children's Miracle Network Busy Sports Angels Board Members took time out from a busy meeting to present a $10,000 check to Christopher Jones of the Children's Miracle Network of Westchester to support their efforts to bring a special brand of Baseball to a population of physically and emotionally handicapped children in Westchester County.
Pat Lafontaine and Ralph Branca
Sports Angels is proud to join with the Companions in Courage Foundation to support the construction of the latest “Lion’s Den” multimedia room in the children’s cancer ward at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The room, which opened in September 2007, provides young patients access to the internet, video games and video conferencing. Congratulations to Pat LaFontaine and the entire CIC Foundation team on their latest accomplishment.
Pat Lafontaine thanks Sports Angels board vice chairman Ralph Branca for underwriting all the computer monitors in the Lions Den multi media room at Morgan Stanley childrens hospital.