LUNA PARK IN CONEY ISLAND DONATES $75,000 TO YOUTH CHARITIES
Coney Island Sharks Celebrate Annual Awards Ceremony Honoring Founding Coaches & Amusement Industry Icon, Alberto Zamperla
On Saturday, April 29, at 6:00 PM, Alessandro Zamperla, President and CEO of Central Amusement International Inc., presented a donation of $25,000 to the Coney Island Sharks during the organization’s annual awards ceremony at the Coney Island Gospel Assembly Church. The donation is a result of Luna Park’s annual charitable Donation Day tradition, where the park donates all their wristband proceeds to charitable organizations.
The Coney Island Sharks award ceremony featured speeches, recognition of players and staff, and the presentation of various awards, including championship trophies and special honoree awards. These awards included recognition for the founding members of the Coney Island Sharks and a new award named after the late amusement park icon, Alberto Zamperla, for his Leadership and contributions to the Coney Island community – the Alberto Zamperla Leadership Award. The leadership award was awarded to Charles Nzegerou, a Coney Island Sharks scholar that aspires to be an architect.
Luna Park in Coney Island kicked off their Season with their annual Donation Day which was celebrated on April 2, 2023. The iconic amusement park is supporting Coney Island Sharks, Operation H.O.O.D, and Give Kids The World Village with a donation of $75,000 from wristband proceeds made on Donation Day; each of the three charities will receive $25,000.