The OHMS Band celebrated their 25th anniversary of music on August 13, 2016 at the Polish Falcons in Batavia, NY. Playing under a tent on a beautiful summer night, the band raised $2,500 for the Foundation. It was truly "music to our ears". Many thanks to the band - their celebration helps the Foundation Lend A Hand for Hope to others. Besides the OHMS band, we would also like to thank all those who attended and supported the fundraiser.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, O’Lacy’s Irish Pub, Batavia, held a fundraiser at their establishment on School St. and raised $1,200 for the Foundation. A representative from Guinness’s engraved names onto every Guinness glass. We would like to thank owner, Kent Ewell, seen here with board member Mark Napoleone, the entire staff of O’Lacy’s, and those who came out to support the fundraiser and the foundation.
The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation received a donation from the Kelly for Kids Foundation on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Acceptingthe $5,000 donation from former Buffalo Bill great Jim Kelly, is board member Seana Logdson. The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation was recognized during a luncheon at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant in Blasdell, NY. The money will be used to off-set costs for the upcoming Michael Napoleone Memorial Baseball Tournament on May 22, 23 & 24. A special thank you to Jim Kelly, Kelly for Kids and Danielle Rotundo of Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia, NY.
The Niagara-Orleans Football Association held their cheerleading competition on Saturday, November 8. 2014 at Attica High School. Laurie Napoleone spoke to the huge crowd about the Foundation prior to the check presentation by coordinator Lori Warwick. The Foundation was presented with a donation of $660. A big thank you to NOFA, the participants and Lori Warwick. All the monies donated will go directly to fulfilling the Foundation's missions. Thanks to all who attended.
Rick Suttell presents Foundation Board Member, Mark Napoleone, with a check for over $1,100 from monies raised during the Annual "Sootie" Golf tournament held at Batavia Country Club in Batavia, NY this past summer. Many thanks to all the golfers and sponsors who participated in making it another successful tournament. A special thanks to Rick Suttell and all those volunteers that worked so hard in making this golf tournament a huge success. Look for next years tournament on Saturday, July 25th at Chestnut Hill Country Club, Darien, NY. Mark your calendars now!
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.
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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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.
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.
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.