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Money raised from Verona wrestling event disbursed

Michael DiVittorio
| Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Lower Valley Athletic Foundation members Julianna Keens, Vince Flotta Jr. and Timothy Long Jr. (in grey shirts) present charitable donations to Verona Fire Chief Ray Suchevich, kneeling, borough recreation board liaison Janet Loalbo and Jerry Kenna, borough manager and founder of the Blue Force Foundation.
Lower Valley Athletic Foundation members Julianna Keens, Vince Flotta Jr. and Timothy Long Jr. (in grey shirts) present charitable donations to Verona Fire Chief Ray Suchevich, kneeling, borough recreation board liaison Janet Loalbo and Jerry Kenna, borough manager and founder of the Blue Force Foundation.

Lower Valley Athletic Foundation raised around $3,000 from the inaugural Battle in the Borough wrestling event Aug. 25.

Lawrenceville-based prowrestling promotion KSWA superstars performed at Cribbs Field along South Avenue in Verona that evening.

Proceeds were distributed to various organizations at the Sept. 11 borough council meeting.

Disbursements included $100 for the Verona Volunteer Fire Department, $100 for Lower Valley Ambulance Service, $200 for the Blue Force Foundation and $1,900 for the Verona parks and recreation department. Remaining funds went back to LVAF to support more programs.

LVAF Secretary/Treasurer Timothy Long called the event a success, and hopes to build on it next year.

“It makes me feel good to be able to put these things together and raise money for good causes,” he said.

Money was raised through ticket sales, 50/50 and basket raffles and concession stand sales.

More information about Lower Valley Athletic Foundation is available at lvaf.org and on Facebook.com/lowervalleyathleticfoundation.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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