Nancy Mazzola, President of the Marcie Mazzola Foundation recently presented The Huntington YMCA with a check for $10,000 to send local youngsters in need to camp at the Y. The donation was made possible from the proceeds from the Foundation’s 5K race.
The Y is committed to making their programs and services available to everyone in the community. Each year, we receive a growing number of requests for camp scholarships from families experiencing financial hardships. To date in 2012, 147 children have received camp scholarships totaling $103,587.00 so they can enjoy a summer of new friends and experiences.
The Marcie Mazzola Foundation was established in 2003 by Marcie’s family after Marcie died tragically in an automobile accident. Although she was only 21 at the time of her death, Marcie had experienced many things and touched many lives. At the time of her death Marcie was involved in a civil law. The family and her attorney decided to proceed with the lawsuit after her death and against all odds it was won. Marcie’s estate was awarded a monetary settlement. The foundation was established as a tribute to Marcie’s life, and to fulfill her wish to help abused and disadvantaged children.