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Sikorsky and Teamsters Local 1150 raise $60,000 for veterans groups

Marine combat veteran and Sikorsky employee, Jason Georgetti expertly threw out the first pitch. Jason is a member of Teamsters Local 1150, and bravely served in the United States Marine Corps with the 26th Marine Expeditionary unit as an Infantry Scout Sniper. He joined Sikorsky Aircraft in 2008, and is currently a Senior Electrical Installer for the UH-60M program.
(Left to right) Ari David, Sikorsky Vice President of Contracts & Counsel; Rocco Calo, Secretary-Treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1150; Jason Georgetti, a Sikorsky veteran honored at Homerun for Heroes; Mick Maurer, president of Sikorsky Aircraft; and event supporters from Magnolia Advanced Materials, Inc., Annette Baker, account executive; and Randy Cunningham, executive vice president and general manager.
(Left to right) Mick Maurer, President of Sikorsky, LT Colonel John Breisler, CT Air National Guard, and Jason Georgetti chatting at the game.
The National Anthem sung by 12-year-old Christopher Duffley, a blind and autistic singer, who has sung the National Anthem at over 100 sporting events - including at Fenway Park.
Mick Maurer, Rocco Calo, John Breisler, Christopher Duffley and Sikorsky event sponsors greeted the S-76 aircraft upon arrival.
Over one thousand Sikorsky employees and veterans attended the 3rd Annual Sikorsky Homerun for Heroes charity baseball game on Saturday, July 13th at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard – home of the Bridgeport Bluefish. The event, which raised nearly $60,000, benefits the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, Harkness House and the Department of Veterans Affairs for the City of Bridgeport. The event is organized by Sikorsky’s Contracts and Counsel Team.

The opening ceremonies included the landing of an AAG S-76® helicopter in center field, an appearance by the Sikorsky Color Guard, and brief remarks by Mick Maurer, President of Sikorsky Aircraft, Rocco Calo, Treasurer/Secretary of Teamsters Local 1150 and LT Colonel John Breisler CT Air National Guard.

The near capacity crowd was also treated to a captivating rendition of the National Anthem sung by 12-year-old Christopher Duffley, a blind and autistic singer, who has sung the National Anthem at over 100 sporting events – including at Fenway Park.

Marine combat veteran and Sikorsky employee, Jason Georgetti expertly threw out the first pitch. Jason was honored for his outstanding service as a Marine, as well as his continuous and dedicated service to Sikorsky and Teamsters Local 1150. Jason bravely served in the United States Marine Corps with the 26th Marine Expeditionary unit as an Infantry Scout Sniper. He joined Sikorsky Aircraft in 2008 and is currently a Senior Electrical Installer for the UH-60M program.

The Bridgeport Bluefish were narrowly defeated by the Long Island Ducks 3-2 in a well-played game, but with good weather, great company and a spectacular postgame fireworks display, the 2013 Homerun for Heroes event was a resounding success.

The event is made possible by generous financial support from Teamsters Local 1150, Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies. Proceeds from the event support:

-   The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, which provides free legal services to homeless and mentally ill veterans, helping them to overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income;

-  Harkness House, a transitional housing program that delivers support to male veterans who are homeless;

-  The Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation Inc., a volunteer organization dedicated to honoring the brave service of men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Homerun for Heroes has raised nearly $90,000 since its inception in 2011. United Technologies, Sikorsky and Teamsters Local 1150 are proud to sponsor this hallmark event and honor those who have served.