ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE TJNFF BASEBALL EXTRAVAGANZA WILL BENEFIT THE PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY THE THRIVE IN JOY NICK FAGNANO FOUNDATION  founded in memory of Nick Fagnano (NDHS '12) who lost his life on July 27th, 2014, in a rare and unexpected lightning strike at Venice Beach, CA.

Children of the remar orphanage with mary & Jay fagnano are joined by Josue Najera (NDHS '12) and students from the USC caruso catholic center who traveled to the dominican republic in march 2017.  this picture was taken at the dedication of the baseball field that was completed thanks to the generosity of thrive in joy nick fagnano foundation donors.

Children of the remar orphanage with mary & Jay fagnano are joined by Josue Najera (NDHS '12) and students from the USC caruso catholic center who traveled to the dominican republic in march 2017.  this picture was taken at the dedication of the baseball field that was completed thanks to the generosity of thrive in joy nick fagnano foundation donors.

The foundation; started by Nick's parents, Mary and Jay, supports programs that serve vulnerable children in the Dominican Republic at Tia Tatiana School and the Remar Orphanage--both in Santo Domingo.  The Foundation also supports the Los Angeles Chapter of the Jefferson Awards Students in Action Community Service Program, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Nick Fagnano Memorial Scholarship, the Notre Dame High School Senior Baseball Player Award for Outstanding Character, and the St. Brendan Grade School Graduation Award for Outstanding Character. All causes align with the foundation's mission of encouraging and rewarding character through education and recreation.

Nick's love of baseball was a source of joy for time spent with friends and building a network of families all the way from Little League  through Notre Dame High School and on to Santa Barbara City College.  Nick continues to bring friends and families together through the TJNFF Baseball Extravaganza.  Scheduled on the Saturday of Father's Day weekend, the event also celebrates the bond between fathers and their children. To learn more about how Nick's legacy has impacted so many lives, click HERE.