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Latham Wiffle Ball tournament raises funds for memorial playground

Anthony Rizzo, 9, Vincenzo Rizzo's brother, bats at the Whiffle Ball Competition fundraiser at Allstars on Sunday.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Anthony Rizzo, 9, Vincenzo Rizzo's brother, bats at the Whiffle Ball Competition fundraiser at Allstars on Sunday.
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Playing ball at the All Stars Academy was an integral part of Vincenzo Rizzo’s life. The 10-year-old Blue Creek Elementary School fifth-grader took private lessons and practiced at the indoor facility on Troy-Schenectady Road. With Vincenzo playing for the North Colonie Youth Baseball Association, the Rizzo family visited the academy often enough that they sometimes seemed like part of it. “This place here was like a home away from home,” said Tina Rizzo, the boy’s ...

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