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  • April 28th, 2016 by drew

    STEVEN MATZ THROWING FOR LONG ISLAND CHILDREN IN NEED DURING 2016 SEASON

    Fans can pledge to donate toward every strikeout Steven Matz throws in 2016 to help Long Island families and children living with severe medical conditions.

    New York, NY (April 21, 2016) – Throwing strikeouts this season has taken on additional meaning for New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz. Matz is using his spotlight on the mound during the 2016 season to raise money for Angela’s House, an organization dedicated to helping families in Long Island provide the services needed to support technologically dependent and medically fragile children.

    Fans can join his PLEDGE IT campaign and donate for every strikeout Matz records this season by visiting: pledgeit.org/steven-matz.

    Matz, a Long Island native, has dedicated his performance on the mound to supporting over 650 medically fragile children and their families who are receiving supports from Angela’s House.

    “Growing up on Long Island, I dreamed of heading to Queens to play for the Mets. Now that I’m blessed to be living that dream, it’s important to me to stay connected to my roots,” said Matz.” One way I do that is to stay involved with people doing great things on the ground. Angela’s House is one such organization.”

    Matz has personally pledged to match the first $10,000 raised in the campaign.

    “This is very generous of Steven Matz, the fundraiser is an amazing idea and this will mean the world to the medically fragile children and their families to know people in the community are thinking of them.” Bob Policastro, Executive Director and founder of Angela’s House

    Angela’s House offers hope for families and children living with severe medical conditions. Their home care program works with children that live at home with their parents by coordinating the home care services needed to support these children living at home. Since its founding, Angela’s House has helped over 10,000 children and families on Long Island. More information about Angela’s House can be found at www.angelashouse.org.

    For additional information about this campaign, please contact :
    Rob Martin: 781 405 4266, RMartin@teamicon.net
    Johanna Rotta: 631 796 2723, JRotta@angelashouse.org

    PLEDGE IT is an online fundraising platform that empowers teams and athletes at any level for all sports to raise money based on their athletic performance. Fans can pledge any dollar amount for every touchdown, run, or point scored to benefit their team or favorite cause. PLEDGE IT has been featured on ESPN, Ellen DeGeneres Show, USA TODAY, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, and MSNBC. For more information about PLEDGE IT, visit www.pledgeit.org.

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  • December 18th, 2015 by Bob

    ‘Tis the season: Holiday Cheer for Angela’s House Children and Families

    Hauppauge, NY (12/23/15) –Over 550 Angela’s House children, their siblings and their parents joined us on December 5th and 6th to usher in the holiday season.  With the continued support from Arthur Krantz, owner of PRC Industries and founder of ‘We Care for Kids’ Foundation, and John Guadagno and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 25, the union hall was transformed into a winter wonderland. Balloon Bouquets of Long Island decked out the room, filling it up with hundreds of balloons, helping to really set the tone of a festive party atmosphere.

    DJ Parties by Ziggy provided non-stop entertainment, helping get the children out on the dancefloor and setting the bar high for the energy level in the room. They were joined by the enthusiastic and hysterical volunteers dressed up as some classic and more modern cartoon characters, donned by local Boy and Girl Scouts.  Incredible Ices, Incredible Ivan and some really talented face painters added so much to the event, as did performances from local kickline groups and dance groups like Herencia Caleña.

    Each of the children had an opportunity to receive a gift, and thanks to Mr. Krantz – our own King Arthur, each family went home with a car-full of goodies, to bring them some extra cheer.

    This year’s event was a beautiful success, as children and their families not only enjoyed themselves, but were able to connect with other Angela’s House families that they otherwise had never met. Many members of our Angela’s House staff volunteered their time to help with registration, greeting families, or just to be present to enjoy the day with the families they work with. We are so grateful to all those who worked so hard all year long to ensure the success of this event, and who played a critical role in transforming the space to a warm, welcoming and cheerful space for our families.

    To view a video of highlights from the event, please visit: https://vimeo.com/150296184

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