Suttell Golf Tournament Aces It Again!

Rick Suttell, left, presents Mark Napoleone of the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, a check for over $1,900 from his annual "Sootie Golf Tournament" held at Batavia Country Club on Sunday, July 22, 2012. The annual tournament hit another hole-in-one by raising money for the Foundation and the Julie Grazioplene Scholarship Fund. The Board of Directors would like to thank Rick and his wonderful volunteers for all their hard work and dedication in raising money for two great causes. Also, we would like to thank all the golfers who participated and the sponsors who made this another successful tournament. Stay tuned for more information about next years tournament. Details will be forthcoming.

M.O.M.'s event raises over $5,000 for Foundation

The second annual "Beers for a Cure" was held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at M.O.M.’s (Maxwell’s on Main) in Doylestown, Pa. Guests sampled beer from 15 of the top American Craft Breweries as well as M.O.M.'s own craft foods. Foundation representatives were on hand to answer questions about the Foundation's missions as well as to make a donation to a local family going through the difficulties in caring for a sick child. M.O.M.’s organized raffles and baskets for patrons to take chances on. Foundation apparel was available also. A special thank you to Andrea, Nate and Brian Hugill who organized the event and opened their doors in the hope of finding a cure. Also, thank you to all those vendors who participated and those who came out to support such a great event. We hope to see you all next year. With everyone contributing in some capacity, M.O.M.’s was able to raise over $5,000 for the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation. A big thank you from Mark and Laurie Napoleone, as well as the Michael Napoleone Board of Directors. Look for next year’s event in mid July.

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First "Beers for a Cure" generates over $900 for Foundation

On Saturday, September 10, 2011, from 1 to 5 pm, Maxwell’s on Main (M.O.M.'s) in downtown Doylestown, Pa., hosted the first fundraiser for the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation outside of New York State. Patrons were able to sample CRAFT beers from top breweries which were paired with M.O.M.'S CRAFT hors d'oeuvres. Representatives from the Foundation were on hand to talk and answer questions about the missions of the foundation as well as sell raffle tickets, merchandise and 50/50 tickets. A big thank you goes out to our gracious hosts and owners of M.O.M.'s,  Nate, Andrea and Brian Hugill as well as the guest breweries and all those who attended and supported the Foundation. If you are ever in the Doylestown area, stop in and have a bite to eat and say hello and thanks to the Hugills.

2011 Suttell Golf Tournament raises over $2,100 for Foundation

The 2011 "Sootie" Golf Tournament, held on the last Saturday in July at the Batavia Country Club, raised $2,115 for the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation. Tournament founder and director, Richard "Sootie" Suttell (r) recently presented the check to board member Mark Napoleone. The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation's Board of Directors would like to thank "Sootie', all the volunteers, the vendors, the sponsors and especially the participants for making last years event a great success. Don't forget to mark your calendar for this years tournament which will be held again at Batavia Country Club, Batavia, NY. on the third Saturday of the month, July 21, 2012.

Batavia Youth Football Renames Team

Members of the Batavia Youth Football Vikings pose with some of the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation Board Members during a break in the Foundation's Awareness Day on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at Lions Park, Batavia. (see above).  Batavia youth football has renamed the Vikings "The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation Vikings." Michael played for the Vikings and after his passing, then league president, the late Dick Lexer, retired Michaels #55 jersey and presented it to the family in the fall of 2007.

Annual "Sootie" Golf Tournament donates $1,559 to MNMF

Richard "Sootie" Suttell, (l) director of the Sootie Golf Tournament, recently presented a check for $1,559 to Foundation board member Mark Napoleone. The money was raised during the annual golf tournament on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the Batavia Country Club. The sold out tournament was, once again, a great success because of "Sootie", the volunteers and all the participants. The Foundation's Board of Directors would like to thank all those involved. The money raised will go to help the Foundation carry out its mission of helping families cope with childhood cancer; assist in pediatric cancer research; and to support local youth organizations. This tournament also assisted the scholarships in the names of Julie Grazioplene and Jason Gioia. Mark your calendar now for the last Saturday in July 2011 for next year’s tournament.

Foundation and Crossroads House Join Forces

The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, Inc. and Crossroads House of Batavia joined forces on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at TF Brown’s in downtown Batavia for an evening of Irish music. Guests enjoyed food, beverages and a variety of baskets to choose from during the Chinese raffle portion of the evening.  At left, Laurie Napoleone, of the Foundation, addresses the crowd thanking them for their support of the evening, while Rich Conroy awaits his cue to continue with the evenings entertainment. The two organizations raised over $1,000 during this event. The Foundation and Crossroads House would like to thank all those who attended and supported this very special event.

Louis Nanni Memorial Bocce Tournament donates $500 to Foundation

The annual Louis Nanni Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament donated $500 to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation after their recent bocce tournament held on July 4th, 2010 in Brooklyn Park, Akron, NY. The sold out 64 team tournament was sponsored by the Akron Lions Club. We would like to thank the Akron Lions Club and the Nanni family for choosing the Foundation as the beneficator of this year's proceeds. It will enable the foundation to continue to "Lend a Hand of Hope"  to families as they struggle with the day-to-day realities of fighting cancer. Pictured in front row are; Mary Nanni, widow of Louis, Christen Napoleone. Back row; Michelle Nanni, Michael Nanni, Chris Nanni, Mark Napoleone, Sr, Mark Napoleone, Jr and Louis Nanni.

St. Joseph School in Batavia donates $1,000 to Foundation

Karen Green, principal of St. Joseph School in Batavia, NY presents a check for $1,000 to Mark and Laurie Napoleone of the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation. The students held a "Million Penny Project" fund drive to raise money for school improvements. They reached their goal ($10,000) in June of 2010. In the spirit of "giving back," the students decided to give $2,000 to local charities of their choosing before funding school improvements. The Foundation is grateful for the students thoughfulness in selecting us as one of the recipients of their fundraiser efforts. Michael was a third grade student at St. Joseph School when he passed away.  

Tim Horton's of Albion, NY donates $500 to Foundation

Joe and Shirley Filippelli, owners of Tim Horton's in Albion and Medina, New York,  recently added Coldstone Creamery to its menu of items at the Albion location. During the weekend of August 21, 22 & 23, (2009) Tim Horton's held its grand opening of the new product and donated a portion of their proceeds to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation. This $500 donation, and donations like this, help the Foundation continue its mission in helping families to cope with childhood cancer, its support of youth organizations and to assist in pediactric cancer research. A big thank you to Joe and Shirley Filippelli, and everyone at Tim Horton's in Albion.