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Get Well Soon Jesse !!

Posted by Michael Polikoff at Jan 25, 2011 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, Jesse Iacovetta, a 12 year old Forest Hills Little League player, was severely burned in a house fire.  Jesse is hospitalized at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan and is slowly making progress.  Jesse suffered severe injuries to his arms, face and neck and is expected to remain in the hospital for weeks.

We, the Forest Hills Little League, are heartbroken about this awful tragedy and as a result have established the “Jesse Iacovetta Fund” to accept donations to help with the medical costs that the family will incur.

We ask that you please consider making a donation today to assist the family.  Please make your check payable to “Jesse Iacovetta Fund”.  Cash is also accepted.

All donations are to be sent to:

Forest Hills Little League
Jesse Iacovetta Fund
66-01 Fleet Street
Forest Hills, NY  11375

Another way you can help is by purchasing a Team Jesse t-shirt.  T-shirts are being sold for $20 at all FHLL events or you may contact Jamie Haberstumpf at 917-379-2331.

Bring Jesse some cheer and click here to --> Post a GET WELL SOON Message to Jesse

In The News...
NY1 - Fireman Opens Season For The Young Baseball Player He Rescued   (4/10/2011)
WABC-TV - Little League teammates help boy burned in fire   (2/21/2011)
QUEENS CRONICLE - Forest Hills Little League comes to bat for boy   (2/10/2011)
DAILY NEWS - Firefighter saves 12-year-old in blaze  
The Forum Newsgroup- Stepping Up to the Plate for a Teammate in Need   (2/24/2011)
THE QUEENS COURIER - Local Hero   (1/26/2011)

Jesse with Little League teammates on WABC-TV 


Download Jesse Iacovetta Fund announcement

The FHLL is currenlty accepting Tee Ball (5 & 6 years-old) & Lob Ball (6 & 7 years-old) Registrations for the 2012 Little League season on a first come, first served basis.  To register, you must come to the FHYAA Clubhouse Monday - Friday between the hours of 12noon and 5pm, the fee is $175.

Sorry but all other divisions are closed!

On Thursday evening, September 16, Forest Hills was hit by a freak Tornado. The Fleet Street Fields lay directly in its path. Fields 2, 3, and 4 were severely damaged. At least 40 trees were blown down, the backstop on field 2 was destroyed, a water line from our sprinkler system was cut as a result of a falling tree, the bleachers on field 2 were damaged, and the scoreboard on field 3 was blown down and much of fencing on fields 2 & 3 were damaged. An electrical control panel from one of the light poles on field 3 was blown off.  Numerous trees will need to be cut down as a safety measure.


We need your help!  The cost of the cleanup and repair will cost thousands of dollars.  You can help by coming to the FHYAA Dinner Dance and Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 30, 2010.  The event will take place at Bruno’s On The Boulevard  from 8pm until 1pm.  Cost is $65.00 per person which includes cocktail hour, open bar, buffet dinner and dancing to the music of DJ Stevie Z. Halloween costumes are encourage but not required. We are now accepting reservations.  Tickets will not be sold at the door. All adults are welcome.


To secure your spot, please send a check for $65 per person with your name and address to the FHYAA clubhouse at 66-01 Fleet Street, Forest Hills, New York, 11375, Attn: Larry Berkowitz.  Download and print your response card


This event was previously scheduled before the storm hit. Now ALL proceeds from this event will be used for the repair and restoration from the storm. Please make your reservations now.


If you cannot come but can donate merchandise for the Benefit Auction and Raffles or make a monetary donation it would be greatly appreciated.


For more information call the clubhouse at 718-544-2296

Tornado Cleanup
Day 1 - 2010

Tornado Cleanup
Day 2 - 2010

Tornado Cleanup
Day 3 - 2010

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