FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 13th, 2023
Seneca Falls, NY– The Bonafiglia Family Foundation teamed up with the Seneca Falls Parks & Recreation Department on Friday, November 10th, 2023, to rename the town’s community center gymnasium in honor of David Baker. This dedication commemorates David’s commitment to serving the Seneca Falls community, its youth, and families.
“The impact that Coach Baker has had on the lives of others has rippled through decades. His caring and encouraging coaching style helped influence a formidable time in my life. As I’ve grown and had the privilege to see the consistency with which he has invested his time and energies into continuing to coach and mentor young people, its truly inspirational. He embodies what it means to be a difference maker. And so, it is such a privilege to be able to honor him in this way. “
-Daniele Bonafiglia Wirth, Bonafiglia Family Foundation
Through countless hours of volunteering and coaching, Dave has run a variety of camps, clinics, tournaments, and leagues all while ensuring the town’s recreation and athletic facilities are in excellent condition. Dave has set an example both on and off the court, his contributions have improved the lives of so many and in teaching kids to be good sports, he’s inspired them to be good people.
“The Seneca Falls Parks & Recreation Department would like to thank the Bonafiglia Family Foundation for their collaboration & financial support for the David Baker Gymnasium Dedication initiative. Coach Baker has been instrumental in the success of not only our basketball program but all the department’s programs & services. We are looking forward to honoring Dave with these new facility improvements.”
-Missy Jones, Director of Recreation
“To be recognized for doing something you love to do is truly amazing and humbling. None of this would have been possible without the families and children who have taken part in the various programs offered here in Seneca Falls through our town’s Recreation Department. It has been a wonderful experience!”
Many community members were in attendance to honor & celebrate Dave and the difference he has made.
About Bonafiglia Foundation Inc.
The Bonafiglia Family Foundation is a placed based 501(c)(3) organization that provides aid, assistance, and services for the good of the Town of Seneca Falls, neighboring communities, and the people that live there.