Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Former New England Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins helped load boxes for troops overseas and presented the non-profit with its check for $25,000.
Volunteers at Knights of Columbus pack boxes to send to troops overseas every week. This week Local Heroes participants got to work on a different day, and they had a few extra visitors as well. Former New England Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins joined a pair of the team's cheerleaders to fill 50 care packages and Local Heroes founder Lou Cimaglia received his oversized check for $25,000 that he earned as the winner of the Myra Kraft Community MVP Award.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Robert Kraft were among New England Patriots who awarded Wilmington non-profit a check for $25,000 during Wednesday luncheon.
Lou Cimaglia would have been happy leaving Gillette Stadium as a third place winner during the Myra Kraft Community MVP awards luncheon. But meeting Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, being awarded the grand prize, and taking home $25,000 for Local Heroes wasn't a bad way to end the day either. The Wilmington Veteran's Agent was awarded for his work as founder of Local Heroes on Wednesday as he topped 300 applicants and 15 other finalists in the annual award given out by the New England Patriots. Joshua Kraft, son of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, read off the names of the other finalists one at at time. At first, 10 third place winners were recognized and given $2,500. Cimaglia's name wasn't called. Then one at a time, the second place winners …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Check back on Thursday for complete coverage.
Lou Cimaglia made his trip to Gillette Stadium a memorable one on Wednesday. One of 16 winners of a Myra Kraft Community MVP award, Cimaglia and Local Heroes were selected as the grand prize organization. As a result, Local Heroes earned $25,000 from the New England Patriots. Check back first thing on Thursday for video and photo coverage of the event, which included an appearance by quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Wilmington non-profit organization will win between $2,500 and $25,000 during awards ceremony hosted by New England Patriots.
Regardless of the outcome of this afternoon’s awards ceremony at Gillette Stadium, today is a big day for Local Heroes. Veteran’s Agent Lou Cimaglia will join members of his family on Wednesday afternoon at the home of the New England Patriots during the Myra Kraft Community MVP awards luncheon. Cimaglia will represent Local Heroes after he was selected as one of 16 winners of the Community MVP award, given out in honor of the late wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Ten winners will receive $2,500, another five will receive $10,000 and one grand prize winner will win $25,000. “The success we have had is due in no small part to the generosity of this town,” said Cimaglia. “It’ll be cool to meet members of the Patriots organization, but …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Local non-profit won one of 16 Myra Kraft Community MVP awards. They'll find out how much they've won at a June 13 luncheon.
June 13 is going to be a great day for Lou Cimaglia and the group he founded more than seven years ago. Just how great remains to be seen. Local Heroes, a Wilmington non-profit organization that sends care packages to troops overseas, recently was selected by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation as one of 16 groups to win a Myra Kraft Community MVP award. On Wednesday, June 13, during a luncheon at Gillette Stadium, Cimaglia will be in attendance to find out what the reward will be for Local Heroes. That day, 10 third place winners will receive $2,500, five second place winners will receive $10,000 and one grand prize will be awarded $25,000. “Local Heroes has done so much that I’m extremely proud of. I don’t think we’ve ever …