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“It’s all about James and honoring him. If we can do good in James’ name and they associate this with James Volpe, that’s how I’m his mother. This is how I mother him,” said Christine Volpe.
“I haven’t felt this good in 13 months (since James’ death). I can’t thank everyone enough for all their help, love and support. Anthony (James’ dad) and I are very grateful”, said Christine Volpe, James’ mother.
The non-profit foundation was formed by family and friends to honor the memory of James and they felt that helping the Huelbig effort fit perfectly with their mission statement.
Ten families with economic hardship were able to send their children to play in Little League this year, thanks to money from the family of James Volpe, who established a foundation in his memory. “My son loved to play ball. To see all the kids playing and to help support and give back to the community that we love so much means so much to us,” said Anthony Volpe, James’ father.
Christine Volpe said the main goal of the foundation is to support disadvantaged children in the area more access to youth sports. Through the tournament and other vigorous fund raising endeavors, the family and the club raised enough money to buy a new scoreboard to replace the aging board at the baseball field at Memorial High School.
All proceeds will go to benefit the James Volpe Foundation which helps local disadvantage youth be able to afford to play sports in Jackson and has made numerous sizable charitable donations to youth and high school baseball in Jackson Township in the past year.
James Volpe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.