WE ARE THE MIGHTY FAMILY JOSE RAMON CASTRO (9/11)


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18 YEARS AGO WE LOST A GOOD FRIEND ON THIS DAY. WE WILL ALWAYS HONOR HIM, AND THE MANY PEOPLE THAT LOST THEIR LIVES ON THIS HORRIBLE DAY. LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND THIS WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE. RAY LOVED TO LAUGH AND PLAY MUSIC. REST IN PEACE. WE LOVE YOU.

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Jose Raymond Castro
Comfort Food With Spice

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Jose Raymond Castro began cooking at age 9 in a little house on Rosedale Avenue in the Bronx. His mother liked yellow, so she had painted the kitchen bright yellow. She let him cook eggs first. Then came rice, beans, pork, seasoning, the works. Mr. Castro, 37, was fascinated with food.

He started working at 13, delivering food, preparing food, cooking in restaurants around the city. When the World Trade Center was attacked on Tuesday, he was working as a prep cook in a food court on the 101st floor of one of the towers, readying food for the chef.

He specialized in sophisticated food, said his sister, Maritza. “Because that’s what people in Manhattan liked to eat.” But at home in the South Bronx, he cooked for his family: pernil, rice with gandules, lasagna, ziti, rice pudding, honey-glazed turkey on Thanksgiving.

“They had a son three years ago,” Ms. Castro said of her brother and his wife, Gladys. “Oh, that’s the love of his life, and I do mean the love of his life. He looks just like him, too. He’s light-skinned, dirty-blond hair, hazel eyes, skinny just like my brother.”

Profile courtesy of THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER


END THE YEAR WITH A BANG AND JOIN THE I.A.B.F. 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER

Please join the Italian American Baseball Foundation
as we welcome a select group of Baseball VIP’s
for the 3rd Annual fundraising dinner & cocktail reception.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Italian American Baseball Foundation 2018 Guest of Honor
John Franco
2018 IABF Baseball Executive
Jon Morosi
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

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Date:            

Thursday, December 6, 2018    

       Location:

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WORLD FAMOUS
Carmine’s Sports Bar and Restaurant
358 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, New York

Tickets:
Cocktail Hour and Dinner – $500.00

GUEST SPEAKERS

Mark Cardillo – Villanova University
Gilberto Gerali – Italian National Team , Manager

EVENING MC

Mets Radio announcer – Wayne Randazzo

EVENING ACTIVITIES

“2018 IABF Guest of Honor” Mets Hall of Famer – John Franco
“2018 IABF Executive Honor” MLB networks – Jon Morosi
Video preview from our 2018 IABF visit to Italy with John Franco and Mark Cardillo

ART, AUCTIONS, AND MEMORABILIA

Featuring the Sports Art of James Fiorentino
“Experience” Auction items by Grandstand Sports
IABF and Team Italia apparel will be available

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) is a 501(c)(3) charity foundation.
Our mission is to bring awareness of the game to Italian youth
through clinics, camps, and education.
To provide scholarships or financial assistance to student-athletes
that qualify academically to play baseball in the
United States on the College and/or High School level.
Our future plans include developing a youth baseball academy in Italy.

CLICK ON LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS

 

 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER


END THE YEAR WITH A BANG AND JOIN THE I.A.B.F. 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER

Please join the Italian American Baseball Foundation
as we welcome a select group of Baseball VIP’s
for the 3rd Annual fundraising dinner & cocktail reception.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

ItalianAmericanBaseballFoundationLogo.jpg

Italian American Baseball Foundation 2018 Guest of Honor
John Franco
2018 IABF Baseball Executive
Jon Morosi
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

smartselect_20180928-045148_chrome7544087442157995865.jpg

Date:            

Thursday, December 6, 2018    

       Location:

smartselect_20180929-082259_google1706874221584198882.jpg

WORLD FAMOUS
Carmine’s Sports Bar and Restaurant
358 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, New York

Tickets:
Cocktail Hour and Dinner – $500.00

GUEST SPEAKERS

Mark Cardillo – Villanova University
Gilberto Gerali – Italian National Team , Manager

EVENING MC

Mets Radio announcer – Wayne Randazzo

EVENING ACTIVITIES

“2018 IABF Guest of Honor” Mets Hall of Famer – John Franco
“2018 IABF Executive Honor” MLB networks – Jon Morosi
Video preview from our 2018 IABF visit to Italy with John Franco and Mark Cardillo

ART, AUCTIONS, AND MEMORABILIA

Featuring the Sports Art of James Fiorentino
“Experience” Auction items by Grandstand Sports
IABF and Team Italia apparel will be available

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) is a 501(c)(3) charity foundation.
Our mission is to bring awareness of the game to Italian youth
through clinics, camps, and education.
To provide scholarships or financial assistance to student-athletes
that qualify academically to play baseball in the
United States on the College and/or High School level.
Our future plans include developing a youth baseball academy in Italy.

CLICK ON LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS

 

 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER


END THE YEAR WITH A BANG AND JOIN THE I.A.B.F. 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER

Please join the Italian American Baseball Foundation
as we welcome a select group of Baseball VIP’s
for the 3rd Annual fundraising dinner & cocktail reception.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

ItalianAmericanBaseballFoundationLogo.jpg

Italian American Baseball Foundation 2018 Guest of Honor
John Franco
2018 IABF Baseball Executive
Jon Morosi
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

smartselect_20180928-045148_chrome7544087442157995865.jpg

Date:            

Thursday, December 6, 2018    

       Location:

smartselect_20180929-082259_google1706874221584198882.jpg

WORLD FAMOUS
Carmine’s Sports Bar and Restaurant
358 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, New York

Tickets:
Cocktail Hour and Dinner – $500.00

GUEST SPEAKERS

Mark Cardillo – Villanova University
Gilberto Gerali – Italian National Team , Manager

EVENING MC

Mets Radio announcer – Wayne Randazzo

EVENING ACTIVITIES

“2018 IABF Guest of Honor” Mets Hall of Famer – John Franco
“2018 IABF Executive Honor” MLB networks – Jon Morosi
Video preview from our 2018 IABF visit to Italy with John Franco and Mark Cardillo

ART, AUCTIONS, AND MEMORABILIA

Featuring the Sports Art of James Fiorentino
“Experience” Auction items by Grandstand Sports
IABF and Team Italia apparel will be available

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) is a 501(c)(3) charity foundation.
Our mission is to bring awareness of the game to Italian youth
through clinics, camps, and education.
To provide scholarships or financial assistance to student-athletes
that qualify academically to play baseball in the
United States on the College and/or High School level.
Our future plans include developing a youth baseball academy in Italy.

CLICK ON LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS

 

 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER


END THE YEAR WITH A BANG AND JOIN THE I.A.B.F. 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER

Please join the Italian American Baseball Foundation
as we welcome a select group of Baseball VIP’s
for the 3rd Annual fundraising dinner & cocktail reception.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

ItalianAmericanBaseballFoundationLogo.jpg

Italian American Baseball Foundation 2018 Guest of Honor
John Franco
2018 IABF Baseball Executive
Jon Morosi
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

smartselect_20180928-045148_chrome7544087442157995865.jpg

Date:            

Thursday, December 6, 2018    

       Location:

smartselect_20180929-082259_google1706874221584198882.jpg

WORLD FAMOUS
Carmine’s Sports Bar and Restaurant
358 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, New York

Tickets:
Cocktail Hour and Dinner – $500.00

GUEST SPEAKERS

Mark Cardillo – Villanova University
Gilberto Gerali – Italian National Team , Manager

EVENING MC

Mets Radio announcer – Wayne Randazzo

EVENING ACTIVITIES

“2018 IABF Guest of Honor” Mets Hall of Famer – John Franco
“2018 IABF Executive Honor” MLB networks – Jon Morosi
Video preview from our 2018 IABF visit to Italy with John Franco and Mark Cardillo

ART, AUCTIONS, AND MEMORABILIA

Featuring the Sports Art of James Fiorentino
“Experience” Auction items by Grandstand Sports
IABF and Team Italia apparel will be available

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) is a 501(c)(3) charity foundation.
Our mission is to bring awareness of the game to Italian youth
through clinics, camps, and education.
To provide scholarships or financial assistance to student-athletes
that qualify academically to play baseball in the
United States on the College and/or High School level.
Our future plans include developing a youth baseball academy in Italy.

CLICK ON LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS

 

 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER


END THE YEAR WITH A BANG AND JOIN THE I.A.B.F. 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER

Please join the Italian American Baseball Foundation
as we welcome a select group of Baseball VIP’s
for the 3rd Annual fundraising dinner & cocktail reception.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

ItalianAmericanBaseballFoundationLogo.jpg

Italian American Baseball Foundation 2018 Guest of Honor
John Franco
2018 IABF Baseball Executive
Jon Morosi
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

smartselect_20180928-045148_chrome7544087442157995865.jpg

Date:            

Thursday, December 6, 2018    

       Location:

smartselect_20180929-082259_google1706874221584198882.jpg

WORLD FAMOUS
Carmine’s Sports Bar and Restaurant
358 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, New York

Tickets:
Cocktail Hour and Dinner – $500.00

GUEST SPEAKERS

Mark Cardillo – Villanova University
Gilberto Gerali – Italian National Team , Manager

EVENING MC

Mets Radio announcer – Wayne Randazzo

EVENING ACTIVITIES

“2018 IABF Guest of Honor” Mets Hall of Famer – John Franco
“2018 IABF Executive Honor” MLB networks – Jon Morosi
Video preview from our 2018 IABF visit to Italy with John Franco and Mark Cardillo

ART, AUCTIONS, AND MEMORABILIA

Featuring the Sports Art of James Fiorentino
“Experience” Auction items by Grandstand Sports
IABF and Team Italia apparel will be available

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) is a 501(c)(3) charity foundation.
Our mission is to bring awareness of the game to Italian youth
through clinics, camps, and education.
To provide scholarships or financial assistance to student-athletes
that qualify academically to play baseball in the
United States on the College and/or High School level.
Our future plans include developing a youth baseball academy in Italy.

CLICK ON LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS

 

 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER


END THE YEAR WITH A BANG AND JOIN THE I.A.B.F. 

3rd ANNUAL I.A.B.F. DINNER

Please join the Italian American Baseball Foundation
as we welcome a select group of Baseball VIP’s
for the 3rd Annual fundraising dinner & cocktail reception.
Thursday, December 6, 2018

ItalianAmericanBaseballFoundationLogo.jpg

Italian American Baseball Foundation 2018 Guest of Honor
John Franco
2018 IABF Baseball Executive
Jon Morosi
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

smartselect_20180928-045148_chrome7544087442157995865.jpg

Date:            

Thursday, December 6, 2018    

       Location:

smartselect_20180929-082259_google1706874221584198882.jpg

WORLD FAMOUS
Carmine’s Sports Bar and Restaurant
358 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, New York

Tickets:
Cocktail Hour and Dinner – $500.00

GUEST SPEAKERS

Mark Cardillo – Villanova University
Gilberto Gerali – Italian National Team , Manager

EVENING MC

Mets Radio announcer – Wayne Randazzo

EVENING ACTIVITIES

“2018 IABF Guest of Honor” Mets Hall of Famer – John Franco
“2018 IABF Executive Honor” MLB networks – Jon Morosi
Video preview from our 2018 IABF visit to Italy with John Franco and Mark Cardillo

ART, AUCTIONS, AND MEMORABILIA

Featuring the Sports Art of James Fiorentino
“Experience” Auction items by Grandstand Sports
IABF and Team Italia apparel will be available

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) is a 501(c)(3) charity foundation.
Our mission is to bring awareness of the game to Italian youth
through clinics, camps, and education.
To provide scholarships or financial assistance to student-athletes
that qualify academically to play baseball in the
United States on the College and/or High School level.
Our future plans include developing a youth baseball academy in Italy.

CLICK ON LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS