Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) September 04, 2013
Joseph Federico, of the Lou Costello Charity Tent of the Circus Saints and Sinners of America, Inc., has announced a donation to the Lou Costello Jr. Youth Center of Los Angeles. Mr. Federico notified Mr. Costello's daughter, Chris Costello that the Paterson, NJ based organization would recognize the Lou Costello Jr. Youth Center of Los Angeles with a commendation and donation for their outstanding community service at their 66th anniversary event this past summer.
On Saturday, June 29, 2013 the Lou Costello Jr. Youth Center in Los Angeles California, celebrated its 66th anniversary of serving the children of its area. Several members of the Costello family attended the festivities. Events at the celebration included games, music by a local band, refreshments and a movie, "10,000 Kids and a Cop", as well as several presentations in honor of the Center's anniversary.
Lou Costello Charity Tent member Mr. Jeremy Brown of Agora, California made a special presentation to the center. A commemorative plaque and donation were presented in recognition of the Center's many years of service to the area’s children. Mr. Daniel Gutierrez accepted on behalf of the Center.
The Lou Costello Jr. Youth Center has a variety of programs throughout the year and offers scholarships for low income families. They are currently offering Summer Day Camp at the park and receive a large number of scholarship requests.
The Lou Costello Charity Tent of Paterson, NJ, (Lou's home town) was originally started in the 1970’s as the Lou Costello Tent by Mr. Costello’s personal physician and longtime friend Dr. Fred Crecente. The organization is comprised of prominent members of the professional and business world. The organization has raised thousands of dollars for charitable organizations via celebrity dinner roasts, casino nights, and golf outings. Celebrities who have been roasted in the tent’s history include Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, Chuck Scarborough, Mel Allen, Phil Simms, Lou Duva, Daryl Strawberry, Sen. Bill Bradley, Rocky Graziano, Henny Youngman, Pat Cooper and Bob Grant.
After a long hiatus, former Director and current President Joseph Federico revamped The Lou Costello Charity Tent of Paterson, NJ as a sub-chapter of the National Circus Saints and Sinners of America, Inc. through the permission of the Costello family. It was established to continue the fundraising principles of the previous tent to aid charity organizations and charitable causes by holding fundraisers of various types.
Upcoming projects include a celebrity roast (to be announced), a Night at the Races and a circus event.
More information about the Lou Costello Charity Tent can be obtained by contacting Joseph Federico at The Lou Costello Charity Tent, PO Box 155, Paterson, NJ 07533 or by email at joef(at)njmet(dot)com.