Ralph Scordino served as the Director of Ocean Beach Youth Group for 22 seasons. With his signature mustache and staff polo, except for special occasions when he wore a Hawaiian shirt and fedora, Ralph graced us daily with ear-to-ear smiles, sharing his messages of fairness, safety, fun and friendship. His motto of "if you had fun, you won" for campers and "keep 'em happy and keep 'em safe" for staff members, will forever echo in our hearts and will have lasting legacy.
Ralph served as an educator, a coach, a first boss for many, a father-figure, a mentor and a good friend. He pursued education and leadership roles in civil service, for 33 years, serving Babylon Village as a Trustee, a Deputy Mayor, followed by the Mayor of Babylon for 18 years. Ralph's service and commitment to Ocean Beach Youth Group will forever be recognized. He worked tirelessly behind the scenes, selflessly, not seeking recognition, but just for his love of 'OBYG.'
This season we will be starting a Ralph Scordino Memorial Fund Scholarship. This annual in- perpetuity scholarship will go to a staff member who is pursuing a career in the educational or public service field, who shares the qualities that Ralph graced us with for so many years; passion for Ocean Beach Youth Group, commitment, service, and selflessness. We are forever grateful for the impact that Ralph has left on thousands of smiling Ocean Beach campers, staff members, parents, and community members alike. Please join us in making a donation towards this annual scholarship so that we can continue to share Ralph's legacy for years to come.
We will be celebrating Ralph's legacy during the evening of August 14th from 7-10pm. Please join us for a night of fun in his honor including casino tables, music, appetizers and drinks. Enjoy a beautiful sunset on the Great South Bay and have a toast in his honor! All proceeds for the event will go towards the scholarship fund. In honor of Ralph's favorite party attire, we ask that you wear your best cruise-ship wear (Hawaiian shirts, fedoras, madras plaid). We hope you will join us!
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