Albert Spranzo of Colchester joins the Cody's Camp Memorial Field Foundation's Management Committee.
The Cody Camp Memorial Field Foundation is proud to annouce the addtion of Al Spranzo to it's Management Committee. Al has lived in Colchester for 17 years. He and his wife Lori have three sons ages 16, 14, and 11, all of whom are active in organized sports in town. Al has watched the town outgrow it's recreational facilities and has been active in creating new facilities and maintaining present ones.
Al is operations supervisor at UPS, presently in charge of the safe and timely operation of the tractor-trailer fleet in Hartford. He has been the United Way coordinator for the past five years for UPS Hartford, raising an average of over $25,000 per year. Al also chairs the UPS/United Way golf tournament for the South New England District. Last year that event raised over $21,000. Al's efforts together with the other division coordinators' in the UPS Hartford district, raised $563,000 from Connecticut and western Massachusetts.
Al was also the originator of the Dr. Lorraine G. Spranzo Scholarship Fund. Al's brothers and sisters created this fund in memory of their sister who was taken from them in a car crash. The fund awards a $5000 scholarship each year to a bachelor of science nurse looking to continue his or her education. The fund is solvent and presently administered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.
In Colchester Al has been coaching youth athletics for eleven years. In baseball he has coached players and managed teams in age groups from 6 to 16 years old. Al has also helped with field scheduling and maintenance. Al is a close liaison with the Park and Rec and together they monitor field usage and care.
In soccor Al holds an "E" license for coaching and has held administrative positions in Colchester Youth Soccer for the last eight years. Presently there are over 1100 children in this program and Al is serving his second two year term as Vice President. Al oversees 6 Rec Division Coordinators, 32 coaches and several other volunteers.
In December 2005 Al was asked by the board of selectmen to serve on a newly formed task force. The Athletic Field Task Force is made up of the park and rec commissioner, two selectman, one member of the park and rec commission, a member of the board of finance, the principal of the high school and the athletic director. At the first meeting Al was elected chairman of the task force. The task forces is charged with planning Colchester's recreational facility needs for the next ten years and presenting the recommendations to the board of selectman.
Al graduated from Porter School of Design, attended Central Connecticut State University and is presently working towards his state certification for driver's education. Al plans to use his years of experience in highway safety, by teaching driver's education at Bacon academy.
Bob McGovern, the Foundation president, stated "We are pround to have Al join us in this important project"