The Edwin J. Wadas Foundation, Inc. Announces Partnership with Utica City School District

Shown in photo from left:  Dave Minicozzi, UCSD athletic manager,; Victoria Cataldo, Edwin J. Wadas Foundation executive director; and Vincent Perrotta, USCD athletic manager.

The Edwin J. Wadas Foundation, Inc. announces the completion of a multi-year project with the Utica City School District. The foundation provided a total of $211,415.81 to fund the renovation of student fitness centers located at Thomas R. Proctor High School, John F. Kennedy and Donovan Middle Schools.

The newly renovated fitness centers are available free of charge to any student attending the Utica City School District from grades 7-12.

The new fitness centers are now being used as part of the school physical education curriculum, after school programming and as a sports training facility for male and female students.

“The introduction of physical fitness to this age demographic equips students with the skills needed to maintain physical activity throughout their lives.  Physical activity also positively influences academic performance, mental well-being and the overall health of students. We are proud to partner with the Utica City School District to provide these opportunities to their diverse student population” said Victoria Cataldo, executive director.

The mission of The Edwin J. Wadas Foundation, Inc. is to enhance the experiences of
recreational and athletic programs for youth ages 5-18 in Oneida and Herkimer counties.