THE MICHAEL PIEGARE FOUNDATION
The mission of the Foundation is to nurture and empower
young athletes to be the best they can be and help
fulfill their athletic dreams.
The Foundation is proud to announce the $50,000 Endowment Scholarship at Pace University is now fully funded and will be given out in perpetuity. Each and every year a deserving lacrosse player who best embodies the spirit of Michael’s legacy will receive a scholarship in his name.
2021 Ongoing Accomplishments for the MJP Foundation
• Awarded The Michael J. Piegare Scholarship to a deserving student at Cold Spring Harbor High School. This college scholarship is awarded to a graduating athlete who places the team first, encourages and motivates others to be their best on and off the field.
• Made a donation to Island Harvest’s Kids Weekend Backpack Feeding Program that provides weekend meals for those Long Island children that rely on school breakfast and lunch programs.
• Made a donation of backpacks for The Junior Welfare League of Huntington’s Backpack for Success Program providing new backpacks and supplies for children to begin the school year.
• Supported Hempstead PAL Lacrosse Program by funding 3 deserving players to participate on the Recon summer lacrosse team.
• Sponsored 13 youth lacrosse players to attend FLG Summer Lacrosse Camp for four days. Supported 21 boys and girls to attend three Recruiting Showcases, assisting these lacrosse players to get recruited to attend college.
• Paid two coaches to teach 25 fifth & sixth graders playing PAL Spring Lacrosse in Uniondale.
• Purchased Lacrosse Equipment for the 25 Uniondale Lacrosse Youth Players.
• Sponsored 5 lacrosse players from Roosevelt and Uniondale to attend Summer Bounce, a week-long lacrosse camp in New Hampshire run by Metro Lacrosse.
• Became a “Dog Sponsor” for America’s Vetdogs, which provided training to a service dog for a disabled Military Veteran allowing them to “live without boundaries.” Our Veterans have served us honorably; we hope to improve the life of a Veteran and their family.
• Made donation to Salvation Army for relief for Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
• Contributed to Sunrise Day Camp of Long Island, which provides an amazing camp experience for children with cancer and their siblings.
• Made donation to Donorchoose.org to assist in purchasing Interactive Technology for diverse learners in a kindergarten classroom in Buffalo, NY.
• Participated in Junior Welfare League of Huntington’s Holiday Charities Program providing gifts and household items for 20 children whose families fall below the poverty line.
• Provided a camp experience for a child at Camp Discovery.
Past MJP Foundation accomplishments since we started in 2009:
- Sponsored 10 players from local towns to For The Love Of The Game summer lacrosse camp
- Sponsored 7 Roosevelt Middle School players 4 girls & 3 boys to attend a 1 week sleep away lacrosse camp in New Hampshire
- Sponsored a young boy to attend Army Lacrosse sleep away camp
- Made a donation to the Field of Growth program in Southwest Uganda
- Awarded 5 children their “Dream” week of camp- which included soccer camp, basketball camp, day camp & Princeton football camp.
- Awarded three High School Seniors scholarships towards college tuition
- Sponsored twenty 3rd grade children for lacrosse camp scholarships
- Sponsored one child for a session at Army Lacrosse Camp
- Awarded six outstanding counselors at Army Lacrosse Camp
- Donated lacrosse equipment for one girl and one boy in need
- Awarded one High School Senior a scholarship towards college tuition