A note from Nick Chiocco
I have held a Home Run Derby to support a charity foundation that I believe in. The first year of my Home Run Derby fundraiser,
all of the proceeds went to the One Fund Boston for Marathon Victims. This resulted in a profit of over $2,000.
There were 10 businesses that sponsored the event, and 25 participants. Because of the success, I decided to do the Home Run Derby again!
In my second year of the fundraiser, all of the proceeds went to the Hearts For Hope Foundation in memory of Fallon Finegan, which profited over $2,500.
This year, there were 25+ sponsors and 50 participants in the event.
In my third year, I will be holding the Home Run Derby once again for the Hearts For Hope Foundation in memory of Fallon Finegan.
I hope that this year, I will be able to continue to increase the amount of sponsors, participants, and profits!
If you are able to attend the event, please do!!
The date of the event is August 1st.
The link to donate online is www.gofundme.com...anything at all helps!!
You are also able to pay by cash or check and if it is by check, please make it out to the Hearts For Hope Foundation!!
Home Run Derby Year 3
Just wanted you all to know how very proud I am of the Mansfield football players.
What started out as a rainy family fun night turned into such a beautiful night. The boys were selling the rest of the t-shirts Kathy Hill had made for us last year and playing corn hole when it was not raining on us. The boys did really well selling the shirts which we had very limited sizes of for $2. They sold all of them.
Around 7:45 a woman came by and gave all the boys buttons to wear. It was Shane Farrell's mother Jackie (Shane is the boy who was struck and killed by a bus). The boys talked with her for about 15 minutes. She then asked us to come with her to the tent they set up for Shane's fundraising. She gave all the boys a red Shane T-shirt to wear, everyone was very touched. The boys proudly put the shirts on. I pulled the boys aside and asked what they thought about helping her sell the Shane t-shirts for the rest of the night. Without hesitation the boy's grabbed t-shirts brought them back to our tent and went to work selling Shane t-shirts. I was so unbelievably proud of them. Shane's mom came back over to thank the boys for all that they did. We had made $200 selling our shirts earlier in the night and we donated that money to his mom to put towards the Shane Foundation. She was so grateful. She asked to take a picture with the team. We exchanged numbers and late last night I received a text from her thanking the boys again for putting a smile on her face during this tough time of healing. She said she will proudly be at the boy's first game rooting on her new found friends.
As a mom I was so proud of the boys last night. I was smiling and crying at the same time. What a wonderful night.
PS The team will wear "SF" on their helmets this year in remembrance of Shane.
Hornets "Big Uglies"
First AND second place
The football team is looking for a student to help with Social Media.
Duties would include up-dating our Twitter and Facebook postings.
You would travel with the team to all games and be compensated for your time and effort.
You would need an understanding of football and be aware of terminology used by coaches,
and be able to assist with statistics during the game.
Contact Coach Redding at email
or Dave Redding at email
Time to plan to "Tee" it up!
2015 Budgie Campbell Gridiron Golf Outing
Invitation and details
Mark your calendar!
Mandatory meeting for parents and players
Pasta Dinner to kick off the season
Excellent chance to meet other parents and hear from the coach about the upcoming season.
Membership list up-dated 7/14/15 (220 members)
2015 Membership list
Mansfield man climbs the coaching ladder with new Nevada post
BY MARK FARINELLA SUN CHRONICLE STAFF | Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015
It's a commonly-held belief that in order to coach a sport at a high level, one has to have played it at a high level as well.
And it's a belief that's often disproved.
There are plenty of coaches considered at the top of their profession that weren't stars in their sports. One needs to look no further than Bill Belichick, who never played a single down in the NFL, as a shining example.
Anthony Ruta hopes to follow in those footsteps, although in a different sport than the one he played in high school.
Anthony as a senior in 2007
A former Mansfield High School football player, Ruta, 25, was recently named the director of men's basketball operations
at the University of Nevada in Reno, part of the staff of new head coach Eric Musselman.
The Sun-Chronicle article
Congrats Jeff Hill
Mansfield High's Jeff Hill, the record-setting wide receiver for the Bentley football team was named the Falcons' Outstanding Senior Male Athlete.
The 6-foot-4 Hill was a first-team All-Northeast-l0 Conference honors four straight years and become only the third receiver in program history to
amass 200 receptions.
Named a second-team Division II All-America by Don Hansen's Football Gazette, Hill finished his career ranking No, 3 in Bentley history in receptions,
receiving yards (3,489), TD catches (37) and all-purpose running yards (3,496), as well as fourth in scoring (224 points). Hill's senior year included
five 100-yard games, with a high of 163 at Merrimack in his final contest in a Bentley uniform, and four games with two touchdowns. Hill led the conference
in receiving yards (1,113), yards per game (101.2) and touchdown catches (12) while averaging 16.4 yards per reception.
Jeff is the brother of senior Brendan and freshman Meg.
Post season honors continue
Matt Carafa was chosen as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award winner.
He is one of 33 student-athletes chosen from over 200 public, private and parochial schools in Massachusetts and he will be recognized at the
40th Annual Banquet at the Newton Marriott on Sunday, May 3rd.
Matt played QB for Mansfield and earned Sun Chronicle All-Star Honors and Hockomock League All-Star Honors after
passing for over 1800 yards this season and he is ranked in the top 10% of his senior class and is a member of the National Honor Society.
37th Annual Shriner's All-Star Football Game
Congratulations to Andrew Horstmann on being selected to play in the 37th Annual Shriner's All-Star Football Game at Bentley University on Saturday, June 20th.
Andrew was a two-way starter as an offensive lineman and defensive end for the last two years at Mansfield and he will attend Westfield State to continue his education in criminal justice and he will join their football program in the fall.
Andrew was voted Team MVP by his teammates for the 2014 season and he was named a Hockomock League All-Star and a Sun Chronicle All-Star.