Mrs. Wellington T. Mara of the NY Giants-owning family dedicated a new building and outdoor space for San Miguel Academy of Newburgh, NY on Friday, Nov. 14. San Miguel is an independent, faith based middle school for at-risk boys. Paid for with a grant from the NFL 2014 Super Bowl Snowflake Foundation, the space includes rowing machines, climbing wall, volleyball court, a robotics course – and gives students and teachers the opportunity to simply walk outside in what is known as one of the most distressed neighborhoods in New York. The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Foundation supplemented updating the indoor facilities with a generous grant.
Left to Right. Back row: Rev. Mark Connell, President of San Miguel Academy; William Kaplan, chair of the Board of Directors of the Newburgh Armory Unity Center; Mrs. Patricia Larkin; Mayor Judy Kennedy, City of Newburgh; Mrs. Wellington T. Mara of the NY GIANTS; Greg Kiernan, San Miguel Academy Board of Trustees of Chappaqua, NY; NY State Senator William J. Larkin; Greg Draddy, San Miguel Academy Board of Trustees of Rye, NY; Rev Dennis Dinan of St. Francis of Assisi, Newburgh,NY; Lauren Steers, San Miguel Academy Board of Trustees of Rye, NY; Maureen Mirabile, San Miguel Academy Board of Trustees of Chappaqua, NY and Tom Crispi, Chair of San Miguel Academy Board of Trustees of Armonk, NY; L- R Front Row: San Miguel Academy students Brandon Miller, Nasah Dabbs, and Daniel Ruiz. Photo Credit: Simon Feldman