GMC Baseball Coaches Association establishes Marisa Tufaro Memorial Arts Scholarship

The first annual Marisa Tufaro Memorial Arts Scholarship was made possible through a donation to The Marisa Tufaro Foundation on behalf of a member of the Greater Middlesex Conference Baseball Coaches Association who wishes to remain anonymous. Through the benefactor’s wonderful generosity, two scholarship recipients, both middle school students from Middlesex County, have been afforded… Continue reading GMC Baseball Coaches Association establishes Marisa Tufaro Memorial Arts Scholarship

Marisa Tufaro Memorial Scholarship established through the benevolence of Woodbridge High School

Jordan Vazquez and Alex LaGrippo were recipients of Woodbridge High School’s first annual Marisa Tufaro Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships, which Woodbridge High School, through its remarkable benevolence, fully funded in Marisa’s honor and memory, were awarded to exceptional college-bound seniors who strive for excellence academically, athletically or in the arts, who overcame adversity (not limited… Continue reading Marisa Tufaro Memorial Scholarship established through the benevolence of Woodbridge High School

GMC All-Star Basketball Games benefit The Marisa Tufaro Foundation

All proceeds from the Greater Middlesex Conference Basketball Coaches Association’s 24th annual Senior All-Star doubleheader were donated to The Marisa Tufaro Foundation. The girls and boys all-star games, featuring the league’s top high school upperclassmen, was contested March 28 at Woodbridge High School, which donated its facilities and whose staff volunteered to host the event.… Continue reading GMC All-Star Basketball Games benefit The Marisa Tufaro Foundation

Snapple Bowl players and cheerleaders to honor Marisa at 24th annual game, “Spirit Night” fundraiser to be held one week prior

The MyCentralJersey.com Snapple Bowl, a charity all-star football game between the top graduated seniors from Middlesex and Union counties, which has raised nearly $600,000 since its inception in 1994 for the Edison-based Lakeview School, a program of the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities, and Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, will honor Marisa. Players from both… Continue reading Snapple Bowl players and cheerleaders to honor Marisa at 24th annual game, “Spirit Night” fundraiser to be held one week prior

Colleen Meyers’ beautiful tribute to Marisa is the act of a remarkable woman

Colleen Meyers, who is as beloved as any of the hundreds of educators I have been privileged to know during my quarter century of covering scholastic sports, has served as a volunteer cheerleading coach for the Snapple Bowl since its inception 24 years ago. An immensely popular teacher and cheerleading coach at Spotswood High School,… Continue reading Colleen Meyers’ beautiful tribute to Marisa is the act of a remarkable woman

Autism Awareness Baseball Challenge raises money for The Marisa Tufaro Foundation

The nonprofit Teamwork Unlimited Foundation, which runs the Autism Awareness Baseball Challenge, featuring 40 high school teams from New Jersey, made a remarkably generous donation to The Marisa Tufaro Foundation on behalf of players who hit home runs during the three-day event. Representatives of the Teamwork Unlimited Foundation presented Greg and Cyndi Tufaro with a check… Continue reading Autism Awareness Baseball Challenge raises money for The Marisa Tufaro Foundation