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Home run: Bill Guarinello, president and chief executive officer of HeartShare, center, with granddughter Gianna and Congressman Peter King, threw out the first pitch at a Brooklyn Cyclones game on Aug. 17.
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It was out of the park for HeartShare at a Brooklyn Cyclones game on Aug. 17.

President and chief executive officer Bill Guarinello, with granddaughter Gianna, and Congressman Peter King threw out the first pitch.

Members of Heartshare along with members of the Boys and Girls Club participated in this fundraising event aiming to raise awareness of the company’s services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Families caring for children and adults with special needs rely on our services, but respite funding from the city and state continues to be cut more and more each year,” said Bill Guarinello.

Another crucial HeartShare Family Support Service is the Options Program, which offers financial support improving quality of life for children and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. “Options offers a modest grant not only to parents, but siblings, who have become guardians,” said Linda Rasport, senior coordinator of the Options Program.

Proceeds from the ticket go directly to HeartShare programs.

HeartShare Human Services of New York [12 MetroTech Center in Downtown; www.heartshare.org].

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Posted 12:00 am, August 31, 2017
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