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Race To Replace // Pride of the Lions Fund


2017-18 Campaign

RACE TO REPLACE

The Bobby Hoffman Championship Track
At The Gagliano Athletic Complex

The Pride of the Lions Campaigns have raised more than $200,000 to support projects including the renovation of boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, a long-overdue regulation baseball field on campus, and the establishment of the RCHS Hall of Fame.
 
Thank you!

This year, RC has another very important goal – to renovate and update the track and field complex and provide our hard-working student athletes with a state-of-the-art facility they deserve.


We respectfully ask you to consider making a gift to this year’s campaign, we promise it will be a worthwhile investment!


Frank Gagliano Athletic Complex

We are proud to announce that the new athletic complex will be named after former RCHS Track and Field Coach Frank Gagliano.

During his 9-year tenure at RCHS, Coach Gagliano built a track and field program that rose to national prominence and set the tone for athletic success and traditions that the RCHS community would enjoy for 57 years following his leadership.

His Lion’s notably captured 3 Penn Relay Championshipof America titles, 3 NJ State Indoor Track titles and a State Cross Country Championship. Coach Gagliano continued his coaching career with success at Manhattan University, Rutgers University, The Nike Farm Team and as head coach at Georgetown University for 18 years.


Bobby Hoffman Championship Track
 
Part of the new athletic complex, The Bobby Hoffman Championship Track will be named after Bobby Hoffman, a dedicated, loyal and hard-working RCHS student-athlete who was a 12-time varsity letter winner and member of Coach Gagliano's Cross Country and Indoor Track teams. 
 
He ran on RC’s first two Penn Relay Championship of America teams and
was named the Union County Scholar Athlete during his 1965 senior year. After graduation, Bobby became the first RC student to attend the US Military Academy at West Point. After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam where Bobby led the last US Rangers combat mission of that war, he continued to serve his country in the military for 20 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. After retirement, Bobby worked for FitForce, a company that assessed the fitness levels of police forces across the United States and designed the police fitness programs. Bobby passed away the summer of 2017 after a courageous battle with brain cancer and had the distinct special honor of burial at West Point.

We Need Your Support!

This is a major fundraising project with an ambitious goal to raise the money to dramatically improve the RC Campus. We can only reach that goal – and make this much-needed Athletic Complex a reality – with the help of our alumni, donors and friends.
 Your gift can be designated in one of two ways:
 
1. A restricted gift to fund the Bobby Hoffman Championship Track at the Gagliano Atheltic Complex
or, 
2. A gift directed to support the operational costs for an individual sports program of your choice.
 
All contributions to Pride of The Lions Fund are tax deductible.

Please consider a gift today!
 
Online
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By Mail
If you prefer to contribute by mail, please click the tab below to download a Pledge Form:







Many thanks for your help and support!
 
Corporate Matching GIfts
Please remember that many companies will match their employees' gifts to educational and other non-profits on a 1:1 basis.  Donors can go to their Human Resources Department and request a matching gift form and send along with donation to the Pride of The Lions Fund at the address above.
 
Stocks and Securities
Donating stocks and securities can also allow you to continue the Roselle Catholic athletics tradition. Please contact Dave Boff, Director of Development, dboff@rosellecatholic.org, or (908) 445-7901 for further information.
 
Pride of The Lions Fund and Roselle Catholic DO NOT provide athletic scholarships. 
 
For information about the Pride of The LIons Fund, please contact Dave Boff, Director of Development at dboff@rosellecatholic.org or by phone at (908) 445-7901.

Throughout the year, we will host additional fundraising events to support this project, including a summer alumni meetup at the Hoffman home, a fall 5K and track reunion, and much more!