SILVIO CELLA FAMILY FOUNDATION AWARDS $12,000 TO FOUR MASS. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROGRAMS
2013 grant recipients – Northeast Metro Tech, Randolph, Blackstone-Millville Regional and Smith Vocational & Agricultural High Schools – receive $3,000 each for football programs
BOSTON, MA, MARCH 4, 2013 – The Silvio Cella Family Foundation today announced the 2013 recipients of its annual grant program, providing high school football programs in Massachusetts funding to help improve playing conditions, increase player safety and participation, build teamwork, pride and confidence, an help players prepare for their future. Each year, four high school football programs receive a $3,000 grant to help them be successful on the field and prepare student-athletes for college, careers and family.
Since being established in 2010, the Silvio Cella Family Foundation has donated over $35,000 to high schools throughout Massachusetts.
The 2013 recipients of the Silvio Cella Family Foundation grants are:
North: Northeast Metro Tech, Coach Don Heres
South: Randolph High School, Coach Keith Ford
Central: Blackstone-Millville Regional High School, Coach Anthony Nalen
West: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Coach Jeff Peterson
“This much needed grant money helps these schools improve player safety and upgrade facilities and equipment, and helps build a sense of teamwork and community in these schools,” said Michael Cella, president, Silvio Cella Family Foundation. “Being part of a football team takes dedication, builds character and prepares these young athletes for life ahead. The Silvio Cella Family Foundation is proud to support high school football in Massachusetts.”
Previous recipients of the Silvio Cella Family Foundation grants were: LawrenceHigh School, Jeremiah BurkeHigh School (Boston), Millis High School and Ware High School (2012); and Framingham High School, FitchburgHigh School and PioneerValleyRegional High School (2011).
“We are honored to carry on my Dad’s legacy and continue to support high school football, players and coaches. Silvio Cella was an innovator on the field, and a champion for athletes and coaches,” Michael Cella added. “He motivated his players and those around him to give 100 percent, not only in football but in the classroom, at home and in the community.”
Each school receives $3,000 from the Silvio Cella Family Foundation, to be used to support their football programs, as outlined in the MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) guidelines.
The Silvio Cella Family Foundation also made a special donation to the RevereHigh School football program, recognizing Coach Cella’s commitment and pride in RHS football, as the longtime football coach and athletic director at the school.
For more information about Coach Cella, the Foundation or our grant program, please contact Gina Cella (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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