We began The JJ Nicastro Foundation after JJ passed away tragically on July 12, 2007 at the young age of 12. We wanted to keep JJ's name alive in a way that would have a positive impact on other children's lives.

We promote the spirit of JJ who was loving, caring, charismatic, sensitive and competitive.

Our goal is to make a positive influence on young students involved primarily in youth sports and school activities. This will be accomplished by financial support, as well as, a mentoring program. We will hold many events throughout the year which can be viewed on the Events Page.

Donations Received
Peter Kelley - $50 (online donation)
Captain Carlos Fundraiser - $3,240
Greg McDonald - $50
Joe Orlando (Orlando & Associates) - $100
Family of Frank Gentile - $430
Friends of Cynthia Muenzner - $910
2013 Summer 1 Pitch Tournament - $2,300
Joe Orlando Jr. - $100
Sunday & Jennifer Reth - $50
Donations Given
2015-2016 Fall Sports - $2,490
2014-2015 Spring Sports - $2,910
2014-2015 Winter Sports - $3,450
2014-2015 Fall Sports - $2,800
2013-2014 Spring Sports - $2,750
2013-2014 Fall Sports - $3,880
Newell Stadium Renewal - $5,000
2012-2013 Spring Sports - $3,125
Chris Whipple - $500

It's expensive for families to pay for athletic fees, equipment, college and even sometimes a hearty turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. Places like Captain Carlos, Jalapenos and Gorton's, who allow us to use their establishment to raise funds, are what charity is all about. The JJ Nicastro Foundation gave back to the community this past year by giving scholarships to deserving students. Our goal is to donate between $25,000-$30,000+ in scholarships, dinners and other aid each year. Your donations are giving back directly to the children and families of this community and sometimes around the world if disaster strikes. It's unacceptable for a child not to be able to participate in sports or other school activities because his/her parent(s) can't afford it. So let's make it a goal to raise enough money that all children have a chance to make the team. Thank you all for your generosity and continued support.

The JJ Nicastro Foundation is not strictly limited to awarding scholarships; the foundation participated in The Relay for Life and dontaed money to The American Cancer Society and also gave generous donations to The Gloucester Stage Co. The JJ Nicastro Foundation is a well rounded organization that contributes to worthy causes worldwide from the Haiti Relief Fund to local families with unexpected medical issues. The contributions the foundation provides are vast. Donations don't always have to be monetary. If you would like to get involved please contact us.

We are going have many fundraisers throughout the year in order to raise money for the college and youth athletic scholarships. Click here to view upcoming events. If you would like to get involved or have an event idea please go to the Contact Us page and send us your information or fundraising ideas.

The JJ Nicastro Foundation

Darien Foley receiving the JJ MVP Award

Athletic Scholarship Applications Now Closed

User Fees Sports / Activities Covered
$30 per
$80 Band, Chorus
$260 Cross-Country, Spring Track, Winter Track
$380 Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis
Upcoming Events
2017 Texas Hold'em Tournament
Saturday, January 14, 2017