Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00
Founder and CEO/treasurer of the Sidney Canarick Foundation, Paul Canarick, was joined at the groundbreaking by the foundation’s trustees: City Councilman Michael Famiglietti, president; Judge Richard McCord, vice president; and County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, secretary.
Also joining the event were Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi, City Council members Nick DiLeo, Anthony Jimenez and former Councilman Sean Dwyer.
The Canarick family members present were: Susan Canarick, Jack Canarick, Paul Canarick, Debbie McAlla, Ross McAlla, David McAlla, Tim Wasp, Natalie Meyer, Richard Meyer, Alex Meyer and Amanda Giambrone.
The Canarick family has owned the Yellow Cottage for almost a century. Paul Canarick is also donating the expense of moving the historic building from its current location to its destination on a city parcel around the corner.
Paul arranged for this donation and the new foundation as a way to honor his father, Sidney, who was an active member of the Glen Cove community, particularly a major proponent of youth sports programs.
“My dad was a big athlete. He played football in Glen Cove, and went on to play for Bucknell. He was the winning quarterback of the first Orange Bowl,” shared Paul. “After the service, he became very involved with recreation in Glen Cove. He started many of our programs. So this is something to carry on what he did. We’ll be supporting sports for Glen Cove’s kids.”