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Ridgewood ‘s Joe Grasso Named “Young Man of the Year”

photos courtesy of Steve DiGregorio

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

East Rutherford NJ, Ridgewood ‘s Joe Grasso was named  the winner of the Steve DiGregorio “Young Man of the Year” by the Super Football Conference. Grasso is a senior Maroon football player, was given two tickets to Super Bowl LVI courtesy of the New York Jets at a press conference at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday morning.

The award is NOT performance-based a player who is nominated must excel in the following areas:

Community service

Selflessness before selfishness

Creating a positive school/team environment

Leadership on and off the field

Setting a positive example for teammates and peers

Good academic standing (however, this is not a scholar-athlete award.  Recipient must be academically eligible and in good academic standing with the school)

Joe Grasso volunteered as a peer mentor at Camp Sunshine in Ridgewood. Grasso, who also plays baseball in the spring, volunteers with the Mount Carmel Youth Group, participating in food drives for the parish and working the scoreboard for CYO basketball games. He helped with the annual Kelly Creegan Coat Drive at Ridgewood High and has a passion for life that is contagious, according to Chuck Johnson, his football coach.



One thought on “Ridgewood ‘s Joe Grasso Named “Young Man of the Year”

  1. Good for Joe!

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