Walter J. Pileggi Memorial Scholarship
On October 18, 2006, Media Area Girls Softball unexpectedly lost a Coach, Board Member and most of all, a Friend.
Walter J. Pileggi, known to all of us as "Walt", suffered a massive stroke on October 16, 2006 and died two days later. Walt had become a fixture within the organization. Not only would he be seen coaching "his girls", but anytime the league needed something, Walt would come to the rescue. In 2005, the league was looking for a tractor to use for dragging the fields. Walt had a friend who owed him some money and also was looking to sell a tractor. So Walt traded the debt for the tractor, and the next thing you know, MAGS has a tractor in their shed that we can now use for field maintenance. This is just one example of the things Walt did.
In 2008, at the suggestion of our founding president, Pete Thomas, the league voted to establish the Walter J. Pileggi Memorial Scholarship. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating High School senior who has played in our organization and is choosing to further her academic education at a secondary institute of learning. The winner will be announced at the end of each school year. Any girl who meets these requirements is encouraged to fill out an application and submit it to their guidance counselor.