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The Editors of FenwayNation have named Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow as their 2013 ‘First Citizen’ for his numerous charitable efforts. Breslow—a native New Englander—founded the Strike Three Foundation in 2008 which “heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research.” Read the full story here »
On February 23rd, Callum Borchers of The Boston Globe published an article titled “In nonprofit game, athletes post losing records.” After reading the article, I was moved to respond. It was and remains unclear to me how a real loss could be defined within the context of raising money to potentially cure or treat a child with a disease. What percentage of a dollar disbursed makes that dollar too little to bother raising? What research oncologist or pediatric cancer program turns away $37,000 because it isn’t $100,000? In my profession, wins and losses are discretely defined when the final out of a baseball game is made. In life, and in my philanthropic endeavor, the Strike 3 Foundation (www.strike3foundation.org), I do not believe that the efforts and good intentions of those people, athletes or not, who devote time to helping others in need, can result in an unequivocal loss. Are there opportunities for further operational efficiencies? Sure, but aren’t there always? More …
The Strike 3 Foundation’s Executive Director, Craig Breslow, announced that Kelly Shaffer has been named Director of Operations and Business Development for the charitable organization. Strike 3 is dedicated to mobilizing support, heightening awareness and raising funds for pediatric cancer research.
Kelly comes to the Strike 3 Foundation from Ernst & Young’s IT Risk Transformation practice where she was a Senior Manager focusing on IT risk management, security program management and operational excellence and strategic alignment of support operations. Kelly is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has worked with some of the most influential CIOs and COOs in industry in an effort to improve the effectiveness of their organizations and programs. More …
Monroe, CT – The Strike 3 Foundation’s Executive Director, Craig Breslow, announced that Scott Pomponio has been named Director of Financial Oversight for the charitable organization. Strike 3 is dedicated to mobilizing support, heightening awareness and raising funds for pediatric cancer research.
Scott will oversee the foundation’s finances, well equipped to do so based on the various positions he has held over the past 20 years in corporate accounting and finance. Previously, he was CFO of a seven member LLC, where he served as Treasurer to a new business venture. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and earned an MBA from Fairfield University. He first became aware of Strike 3 several years ago, drawn especially to its goals by having lost a close friend to childhood cancer. More …
Monroe, CT – The Strike 3 Foundation, a charitable organization that mobilizes support, heightens awareness, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research, today announced that it has named Nick Barnhorst as its General Counsel. In making the announcement, Craig Breslow, Strike 3 Foundation CEO, said that Nick Barnhorst will be overseeing and advising on all the organization’s legal matters.
Nick is a principal and an attorney at The Trademark Group, a boutique intellectual property firm. He also serves as the Director of Business Affairs for American Soccer Now, a new media publishing company and he donates his time to the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Monroe, CT – The Strike 3 Foundation, a charitable organization that mobilizes support, heightens awareness, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research, today announced that it has named Paul Delfino Director of Marketing, effective immediately.
Delfino is the President and Co-Owner of Delfino Marketing Communications, one of the nation’s first integrated marketing communications agencies. Delfino’s responsibilities will include development and oversight of a comprehensive marketing, public relations, and communications strategy utilizing the full complement of integrated marketing communications tools, including digital, interactive and traditional components.
Monroe, CT – The Strike 3 Foundation, a charitable organization that mobilizes support, heightens awareness, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research, today announced that it will disperse over $440,000 in grants to research and treatment institutions nationwide before year’s end.
Baseball season is over, but in the off-season some Red Sox players are scoring big with young fans at Yale-New Haven Children’s and Smilow Cancer Hospitals.
You can’t help but get caught up in the frenzy when Red Sox players and Wally the Green Monster show up.
Pitcher Craig Breslow, led the way for teammates Andrew Bailey, Ryan Lavarnway and Pedro Ceriaco, in what has become a holiday treat for patients at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital.
STAMFORD, Conn. — There was an entire room dedicated to dessert at lefty Craig Breslow’s charity gala this weekend, benefiting his Strike 3 Foundation.
The event brought out more than 600 people and helped the charity, which benefits childhood cancer research, move past the million-dollar milestone in just five years. Now that the night has come and gone, Breslow’s focus can move away from sweets and on to pitching.
“I feel like now my real offseason starts, I can concentrate on getting myself in shape — just after dessert,” the Red Sox reliever said Saturday night. “I like to start [throwing] on Dec. 1, that’s kind of the mark that I’ve used. Some of the seasons where I’ve had a little heavier workload, I’ve started throwing a little bit later. And I’ve found that the more I throw, the earlier I start throwing, the more success I have early in the season.” Read the full story here »
Craig Breslow will be hosting his fifth annual “First Pitch Celebrity Gala” as part of his Strike 3 Foundation, benefiting pediatric cancer research, next Saturday, Novemver 17 at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and features live entertainment, and both live and silent auctions. The event dress is cocktail Attire. I caught up with Breslow recently at the Fairfield County Sports Commission Hall of Fame dinner in Greenwich and he said that he’s expecting upwards of 600 people at the gala. More …
The Strike 3 Foundation heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research.
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