AJ Cina Memorial Fund

Photos of our 2014 mission to renovate another basketball court in Cuba through Full Court Peace in AJ's memory. 


Founded by Mike Evans, Full Court Peace is one of the organizations to which The AJ Cina Memorial Fund gives. (www.fullcourtpeace.org)


​Special thanks to 2Nice for his photos. the2nice@gmail.com.    

April 21st, 2018 marked the opening day for the Rolando Paulino Little League in the South Bronx. Yankees' Luis Cessa and Miguel Andujar threw out the first pitches. The league honored the AJ Cina Memorial Fund with a plaque for its ongoing support. Pictured are the recipients of the award are Derek Hassan, Joe Cina Jr., and Joe Cina Sr. 

In March of 2017, Michael Picarella, the founder of Non-Profit Global Cataract Relief (www.globalcataractrelief.org), made a trip to Haiti.  In conjunction with the AJ Cina Memorial Fund, he delivered soccer balls to 5 underprivileged communities.






Click here to view video of our 2014 Full Court Peace mission to Cuba: https://vimeo.com/107092482

Photos of first basketball court in Cuba renovated in 2013 through Full Court Peace in AJ's memory.


Special thanks again to 2Nice for his photos (the2nice@gmail.com).






Our goal is to help children learn and grow, play and have fun, primarily through our efforts to improve community youth sports experiences in less privileged areas.




On April 29th, 2017, We made our largest donation to date. We outfitted the Rolando Paulino Little League in the Bronx with uniforms. Every kid in the league this year will wear the AJ patch. In a speech dedicating this season to the memory of AJ, it was said "Have fun, love the game, and juega como AJ (Play like AJ)." 






The fund recently received an anonymous donation of lacrosse gear and apparel. We were able to send it to a league in the South Bronx and the Dominican Republic where it will be used for various sports, including, soccer, baseball, and basketball.