Cherry Hill, NJ – Procacci Brothers’ CEO and Camden Catholic alumnus, J.M. Procacci, presented Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, NJ with a check for $17,400 in support of the “Estrella Naciente” (Rising Star) Scholarship Program at Camden Catholic High School.
The Estrella Naciente Scholarship Program at CCHS is a partnership between Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation, Santa Sweets Inc., and the Spanish Sports Network to provide generous tuition assistance to Hispanic students at Camden Catholic. The scholarship is funded through a pledge made by J.M. Procacci prior to the 2016 season to donate $100 for every home run hit by the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. In 2017, the Phillies team crushed a total of 174 home runs.
During the ceremony two outstanding young men, Demetrio Sampson and Robert Parcheco-Montes, were recognized in front of their classmates as the 2018 recipients of the scholarship.
"The Estrella Naciente Scholarship continues to be a wonderful opportunity for our students and their families,” said Camden Catholic President, Mary Whipkey. Whipkey continued, “We are grateful and blessed to have the Procacci family as an integral part of the Camden Catholic community and we look forward to witnessing the dedication, motivation and success of these promising students".
In addition to their program at CCHS, Procacci Brothers and Santa Sweets have also established an Estrella Naciente Scholarship program at Bridgeton High School in Cumberland County NJ. Last September, the 1st annual Estrella Naciente Golf Classic raised more than $50,000 in proceeds for Bridgeton’s students. This year’s tournament will be held on October 1, 2018 at Medford Village Country Club in Medford, NJ. For more information on the golf tournament, please visit https://www.estrellanaciente.org/.
“We established Estrella Naciente because most of the people that work for us are Hispanic. We’re honored to have this opportunity to give back to a community that has given so much to our family’s businesses,” said J.M. Procacci.
About Camden Catholic High School:
South Jersey’s oldest Catholic co-educational college preparatory school, founded in 1887, is a suburban, college preparatory, day and boarding school. It educates young men and women spiritually, academically, socially, and physically in a faith community to develop as life-long learners and leaders in a global society in the Catholic tradition. For more information visit www.camdencatholic.org.
Established in 2001 by Bill Kulik, the Spanish Sports Network is the leader in Spanish Language sports broadcasting and market development. The SSN works with MLB, NFL and other professional teams to produce Spanish radio broadcasts. The scope of their work encompasses production, sales, market development and promotional partnerships for their clients.
About Santa Sweets:
Santa Sweets Inc. is the premier supplier of heirloom and grape tomatoes in North America. We specialize in growing vine ripened, high-flavor tomatoes that are bursting with sweetness. With growing operations in New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida and Mexico, we provide an unparalleled surety of supply to our customers. As the #1 organic grape tomato producers in North America, we incorporate many organic methods into our conventional farming operations to maximize soil health and minimize resource consumption. To find out more information on how to provide your customers with the freshest, safest and best tasting tomatoes on the market, please visit www.santasweets.com .
About Procacci Brothers:
From our humble beginning in the Procacci Family basement back in 1948, to our current position as the Leader in the Field within the North American Produce Industry, Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation has excelled in growing and strengthening the businesses of our customers. Through our robust network of organic and conventional growers, we provide our customers with comprehensive sourcing solutions for premium fruits, vegetables, tropical & specialty produce and floral items. Whatever your need – from private labeling to local produce items to direct-store-delivery (DSD) – Procacci Brothers is equipped to provide customers of all types and sizes with the freshest, safest and best tasting produce. For more information on our wholesale produce/distribution operations please visit www.procaccibrothers.com .
Source: Procacci Brothers