Remembering Frankie… A Day in Pictures

“Suddenly, you were gone from all the lives you left your mark upon.

I learned your love for life… I feel the way that you would… I feel your presence… I remember…”

-Afterimage, N. Peart.

On April 10, 2011 a charity event honoring the memory and life of Frank J. Rizzo V was held at Superior Ice Rink in Kings Park, NY.

The game between the Kings Park/Commack alumni team vs the New York Islanders alumni team raised over $11,000 for The Sarah Grace Foundation and the Frank J. Rizzo V Memorial Scholarship Fund.

I’ll let the images tell the story of this incredible day…

(click on the images for larger view)

A Father & Son Hug

Rizzos are presented with Frankie’s Jersey… #68

Frank dons his sons jersey while Lyndsey flashes a wave to the photographer

Boomer Esiason & Pat LaFontaine catch up before the game

Sal & Kevin’s opening remarks (Kevin, unbelievable job organizing this event, a tip of the hat to you)

Islanders Alumni Pre-Game (yes… thats Bobby Nystrom, who could ever forget that overtime goal in 1980)

The KPC Alumni team with #7 Ryan Rizzo taking the ice…

James Clemente… Master of Cermony

Ryan (#7) and team on the ice

#7 wearing the patch for #68

Gillies & Nystrom against Kevin Barattini for the ceremonial face-off (dropped by Frank Rizzo Sr.)

Sal Ferro & Clarke Gillies


Below is one of my favorite images of Frankie with my son Aidan. He always made the time to play, especially with the kids.

You are missed…


7 Responses to “Remembering Frankie… A Day in Pictures”

  1. Touching and very well done Joseph

  2. The pictures are beautiful. Thank you so much Joseph

  3. Joseph, you have made our family proud – your photos showed all of the emotions of the night! Of course, I will always love that picture of Frankie and my “littlest man” Aidan. Thank you so much.

  4. Joseph – words cannot express what your pictures can, Thank you

  5. Joseph these picture are breath taking and leave me at a loss for words. Thank you for sharing these. You have a talent that stops moments in time and make them all the more important at times like these.

  6. happyisthenewrich Reply April 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    seriously, what a great job by the guys that put this thing together. that’s a really touching picture at the very top and also right at the very bottom. i’m sorry i wasn’t able to be a part of this whole thing. i kind of wish i participated now. maybe it can be an annual thing 🙂

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