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Nearly $2,500 raised for Galluzzo Wiffle Ball Park in Sewickley

October 3, 2018
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Stylist Sandi Fry of Beaver does a color and cut for Gail Becker of Sewickley during The Owen “The World” Galluzo Wiffle Ball Field Fundraiser, held at Vita Hair For Life Monday on Walnut Street.

An Oct. 1 fundraiser for the Owen “The World” Galluzzo Wiffle Ball Park held at Vita Hair For Life in Sewickley raised nearly $2,500.

The salon’s owner, Connie Valladares said they were “booked all day” and cut or styled about 35 people during the day-long event. All proceeds went to defray the cost of building the field on Water Works Road that will serve as a memorial to Owen’s legacy and his love for Wiffle ball.

They’re still accepting donations and are also holding a raffle. Tickets for the raffle will be sold until Oct. 20, Valladares said.

In August, Sewickley officials approved the usage of the field after 12-year-old Joey Coyle III asked Sewickley council if they made a decision on his proposal from July 10.

Council unanimously decided to approve the field for use as a Wiffle Ball field conditional on the borough incurring no expenses.

On Sept. 1, Fratangello Gardens began site preparation which required the removal of debris and spreading hardened asphalt as well as dry millings in effort to level the field. On Sept. 4 seven tri-axle dump trucks delivered enough top soil to cover the field with 4 inches of dirt. Next they seeded and fertilized. The fundraiser will help defray the cost of this work.

The Owen “the World” Galluzzo Wiffle Ball Park on Water Works Road operates under the nonprofit, The Water Works Fund. All donation checks should be made out to The Water Works Fund, 836 Centennial Ave., Sewickley, PA 15143.

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