At the August 15th Township Committee meeting, Anthony Cioffi was presented a Certificate of Achievement by the Township of Springfield for his outstanding football career with Jonathan Dayton High School, Rutgers University and now with the Oakland Raiders. Anthony was unable to attend due to his work with the Oakland Raiders, but his family was there to accept this honor for him. His cousin, Joey Cioffi read the following remarks on Anthony’s behalf:
“First off, I have to say between the town signs and that incredible rally yesterday, I am at a total loss for words. The love/ support was felt and I will be forever grateful for it.
When I was told about this proclamation, I was hit with waves of emotion and my brain was flooded with great memories of my life in Springfield.
My grandparents and dad came to this town in late 1980 to open Cioffi’s Deli and right from the beginning they were contributing to the community whether it was taking care of police, fire or ems or donating to various schools /charities. I watched 1st hand from my grandparents and father as to how to be a part of and support your community.
My mother being a teacher here for almost 20 years has also helped show me how important it is to always give back, because we all know that teachers don’t do it for the money.
Springfield you are my home, you will always be my home and I will continue to do my best on this newfound stage to be a proud ambassador to this great community. I will continue to give back to all the youth programs and local special needs children not because I have to but because I want to.
I am so grateful for this Proclamation
Thank You all from the bottom of my heart.
Giving God The Glory
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Anthony's mother, Josephine Cioffi, cousin Addison Cioffi, uncle Joey Cioffi, Jerry Cioffi, Mayor Diane Stampoulos, and grandfather Anthony Cioffi and grandmother Santina Cioffi.