Registration is open for our 3rd Annual Softball Tournament being held on Saturday, June 9, at Scalzi Park in Stamford, CT. Here are the details:

· $500 per team, with a 3 game guarantee, minimum of 2 females on each team

· Registration is at 9:30am, with first pitch promptly at 10am

· Divisions this year are Open & Financial

· Lunch & non-alcoholic drinks are provided

· Please note the location change from previous years

Email to register your team. If you would like to play, and you don't have a team, email us & we can place you. Can't play softball at all? No worries! Come have lunch, cheer 


High School:

We are excited to announce the recipient of the 2018-19 Tristan Foundation Scholarship  for Trinity Catholic High School: Laina Ciacciarella. Laina already has a long history of volunteer work with the Stamford Youth Foundation, with over 200 hours completed. Laina plans to major in International Studies in college and hopes to travel the world to help build schools for impoverished children. We feel privileged to award Laina with this scholarship and look forward to watching her achieve her educational and public service goals.


Our college scholarship application is now available  for the 2018-19 school year under the College Scholarship Application tab here on the website. This award is for $3,000 and requires a financial need and 20 public service hours at an animal rescue, nature center, or similar facility. The deadline for application submissions is June 20, 2018.



Always thinking ahead, we would like to save the date of Saturday, January 5, 2019 for our Third Annual Volleyball Tournament. Tournament planning will begin at the end of the summer, and we will update all the details here on the website.


We still have plenty left in both black in white. And we now take payments through PayPal. Use our email address: to send us money. Tshirts are $20 each, and that includes shipping. We will also have them for sale at the volleyball tournament.


I always knew my niece was going to be unique. I realized this on my first visit to New York when she was very young. Kimberly told me, “we have to take Tristan to her babysitter in Harlem”. We both laughed after she said it,  realizing the contrast of going from East Tennessee to Harlem.

I always looked forward to Tristan visiting each summer. It was always fun to think of the different activities we all could do that she could never experience in New York. I loved to  hear the laughter when riding ATVs in the hills,  the facial expression when seeing a wild hog drug out of the forest, and the grins when shooting an assortment of firearms from my front porch. It was sometimes a challenge to get her to try the different types of venison dishes, wild turkey, and even pickled quail eggs. But she tried everything, and even if she didn't’ like or enjoy something, she always had a smile. I know I always enjoyed the look on her face more than she enjoyed the food.  Tristan was very proud of her Tennessee heritage.

- “Uncle Michael” Griffith



Aidan Curley, Tristan & Sydney

Chattanooga, 2012


Volume 9 - May 2018