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                                             JULY 7, 2021
                                                                                           VOLUME 14  • ISSUE 21

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     Life	and	career	of	                                                                                Scarpa Fitness Center Dedicated
     baseball	great	will	be	                                                                           after Generous Gift to YMCA

     explored	at		Millville
                                                                                                          The John F. Scarpa Foundation – John and Jana
     Historical	Society.                                                                               Scarpa Family Fitness Center was dedicated on
                                                                                                       Thursday, June 24, at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic
    Baseball                                                                                           facility members gathered with philanthropist John F.
                                                                                                       YMCA as the organization’s board of directors, staff and
                                                                                                       Scarpa and his wife, Jana, to cut the ribbon. Scarpa, a
                                                                                                       Vineland native, has given back to his hometown in a
                                                                                                       most meaningful way as he pledged $100,000 to the
    Proud                                                                                              YMCA last year. These funds were used to purchase
                                                                                                       state-of-the-art equipment to meet the changing needs
                                                                                                       of Y members. The YMCA is unique in its approach
                                                                                                       to promoting health for children with their parents,
                                                                                                       especially working out together in the newly renamed
                                                                                                       John and Jana Scarpa Family Fitness Center.
          outhern New Jersey, and Mill-                                                                   The YMCA renamed its fitness center in recognition
          ville in particular, has produced                                                            of the Scarpa gift immediately prior to what became
     Sits fair share of baseball stand-                                                                several months of mandated shutdown of the Y’s fitness
     outs who have gone on to play in the                                                              activities due to COVID regulations in the Spring of
     majors. For a presentation on one of                                                              2020. While the facility was temporarily closed, the staff
     the earliest—Floyd Clunn—join the                                                                 shifted focus to providing other community services,
     Millville Historical Society on July                                                              such as food distribution, virtual learning support for
     10 at 1 p.m. at 821 Columbia Avenue                                                               students, wellness checks, and livestreaming classes.
     (parking in rear off Church Street). Us-  Floyd “Lefty” Clunn, back row, second from right, and his Millville High School   “The Y promotes exercise for people of all ages and
                                          teammates, circa 1904. Note the baseball in the pitcher’s left hand.
     ing Clunn’s own photos and his corre-                              backgrounds,” stated YMCA CEO George Steinbronn,
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