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2009 Tournament Misc

Invitation Letter

Dear Family and Friends,

Another year has gone by, and our annual charity bocce tournament is right around the corner. This year, we have found an extremely worthy cause to raise money for. As thousands of our soldiers are fighting across the world for our safety at this moment, what most of us do not realize is the sacrifices that these soldiers and the families of the soldiers are making constantly.

First Lieutenant Michael J. Cleary was killed during valorous service in Iraq in 2005. A trained Sapper, a military munitions expert, he lost his life at the hands of an insurgent bomb along a roadside in Iraq, just weeks before he was expected home and to be married.

Michael Cleary grew up in Dallas, PA and from a young age he showed outstanding leadership, scholastic and athletic talents, and lived life to the fullest surrounded by many friends. In honor of this brave and noble man, the Martignetti Family Charitable Bocce Tournament will be donating all proceeds from the Fifth Annual Tournament to the Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund. Not only will this Foundation make it possible for Michael’s family and friends to honor him, but it will support causes in the community that he gave his life supporting.

We hope that you will support us in our quest to raise money for this incredible cause. Without soldiers like Michael, our country would not be what it is today. We completely understand how unpredictable these economic times are, but with every soldier that is injured or killed defending our country, we should realize that our freedom sometimes comes at an incredibly high price. Please be as generous as you can in supporting this very honorable cause.

Maya Martignetti

Letter to Cleary Family

Dear Jack,

On behalf of my family, it is with tremendous pleasure that I enclose a check in the amount of $35,000 for the First Lieutenant Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund.  This is the first of two checks you will receive.  I anticipate that the second check will be mailed within the next 10 days or so, depending on when we receive the balance of the pledges and pay off the outstanding invoices.  These checks represent the proceeds from this year’s Fifth Annual Martignetti Family Charity Bocce Tournament. 

We are proud to support the First Lieutenant Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund in honor of your son Michael.  Your presence at the bocce tournament brought his spirit alive to those of us who did not know him.  It is obvious that he was a remarkable young man, making a difference in the lives of others during his days here on Earth and even now that he has moved on to Heaven. 

It was a true pleasure to meet you and your family.  You all made such an incredible impression on all of us with your grace, friendliness, genuineness, warmth, and exuberance.   It was a privilege and a joy for us to share this wonderful event with you.  Thank you for allowing us to personally thank you and Michael for your supreme sacrifice to our Country and for helping us to remember with gratitude and thanksgiving our service men and women who are serving our Country.

May God Bless you and your wonderful family.  I hope that we can stay in touch frequently and that our paths continue to cross throughout the years ahead.    

Sandro Martignetti