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John Pirelli Lodge OSIA# 1633 and the Societa Di Mutuo Soccorso Italiana of Dayton Ohio are pleased to have this opportunity to help our local community. A significant
portion of the net proceeds of the Bocce Classic will be given to local charities who provide a wide range of services to residents of the Miami Valley. We encourage that you visit their web sites and see the fine work that they do in supporting our community.

Charities for Bocce Classic XVI
Culture Works
Culture Works is the united arts fund and arts service agency for the Greater Dayton region. Creating and maintaining a vibrant and attractive community filled with quality arts brings measurable and immeasurable value to our community. From providing inspiring educational opportunities to our children, to attracting and retaining employees to our region, to adding beauty and entertainment to our lives, the arts reflect all the best and most beautiful parts of who we are. Culture Works is proud to be the largest provider of general operating support for the many non-profit arts organizations operating in Greater Dayton. We are privileged to partner with corporations, foundations and individuals like you to secure a flourishing, creative environment for area residents of all ages and backgrounds.

The Huesman Heart Foundation

The Huesman Heart Foundation is a local charity that is committed to the prevention of heart disease through programs which are designed to educate children. At age 16, Tony Huesman was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart disease. By the time he was 20, Tony's heart had worn out. On August 30, 1978, Tony received a heart transplant operation at Stanford University Medical Center.
Since then, Tony has returned to Dayton, Ohio where he founded the Huesman Heart Foundation and has raised thousands of dollars for heart healthy educational programs in Dayton area schools. Tony Huesman was the longest living single graft heart transplant. He died Sunday evening, August 9, 2009.
This is our first year being associated with this worthy cause. Please visit the website for information about Heart Healthy Programs.