JoJos Circle of Friends

...now browsing by tag

 
 

Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament Supports Special Needs Children

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

CORONA, Calif. – Ten of Southern California’s top men’s fastpitch softball teams take to the ball diamonds Sept. 2-3, at Promenade Park Softball Field in Corona.

The tournament will feature some outstanding fastpitch action as it embarks on its 17th year. But it’s purpose is far greater than providing a venue for skilled athletes to showcase their ball playing abilities.

The Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament raises money for JoJo’s Circle of Friends, a non-profit organization that helps children with special needs.

The organization was originally established to support Joseph (JoJo) Angulo, born with cerebral Palsy, and who is the grandson of the late Raymond Angulo, one of Corona’s all-time best pitchers, who passed away in 2000.

But over the years, JoJo’s Circle of Friends has reached out to benefit many more children with special needs.

“Raymond’s wife, Antonia and his son Joe Angulo feel blessed and grateful that his memory lives on in the tournament and fundraiser that helps these special needs children,” said Ernie Marez, tournament director.

During the Labor Day weekend tournament, raffles, prizes, and sales from food booths, and other activities will raise needed funds for the organization’s planned events.

  • To learn more about the organization, visit: Facebook / JoJos Circle of Friends.
    • 2017 TEAMS
  • Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant, Long Beach (2016 defending champs)
  • Warriors
  • Some Guys
  • Streamline Cable
  • Corona Chicanos
  • Bad Medicine
  • Beaumont Coyotes
  • Bandits
  • Pala Braves
  • Redline
  • Raymond Angulo Memorial tournament benefits children with special needs

    Thursday, September 8th, 2016
    The 16th Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men's Fastpitch Tournament and JoJo's Circle of Friends, held a tournament and fundraiser, Sept. 3-4, at Promenade Park in Corona to raise funds for children with special needs. Photo By BOB OTTO

    The 16th Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament and JoJo’s Circle of Friends, held a tournament and fundraiser, Sept. 3-4, at Promenade Park in Corona to raise funds for children with special needs. Photo By BOB OTTO

    CORONA, Calif. – Nine teams came to battle for a fastpitch championship, but the real winners were JoJo and his many friends.

    For 16 years, the Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament has raised money for JoJo’s Circle of Friends, a non-profit organization that helps children with special needs.

    The organization was originally established to support Joseph (JoJo) Angulo, born with cerebral Palsy, and who is the grandson of the late Raymond Angulo, who passed away in 2000.

    But now many more children with special needs benefit as well.

    “At first we started raising funds for JoJo’s needs,” said Ernie Marez, Raymond Angulo’s son-in-law and the tournament director. “But now funds are raised for special needs children where JoJo attends school and other special needs children and their families in need of special equipment.”

    Click to continue reading “Raymond Angulo Memorial tournament benefits children with special needs”