Vito Scaringi Sr.

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Title
Vito Scaringi Sr.
Type
Builder
Sport
English Hockey
English Baseball
Inducted
2023
Description
Vito Scaringi Sr. has been an executive member of the Niagara Falls Minor Hockey
Association (NFMHA) for 24 years and the Greater Niagara Baseball Association
(GNBA) for 21 years. He is currently Vice President of the NFMHA (16 years), Vice
President of Niagara District Hockey (2 years), and President of the GNBA (15
years). He has contributed countless hours to both organizations and spends an
amazing amount of time around the diamond in the summer. Vito also volunteers
18 times a year at the bingo hall to raise money for the NFMHA and GNBA to
offset operational costs.

During Vito’s time in these leadership roles, the NFMHA and GNBA have seen an
increase in participation and minimal increases in registration costs. Many
families around the region have benefitted from his hard work and dedication to
hockey and baseball. In addition, Vito also regularly volunteers with Ontario
Minor Hockey Association and sits on the City of Niagara Falls Recreation
Committee.

Vito received the George MacPhail Award in 2011, this award recognizes
outstanding volunteer service in recreation to the citizens of Niagara Falls. In 2014
he was presented the Doug Austin Award, which recognizes dedicated volunteers
for service and accomplishments in Niagara Falls sports. The Niagara Falls Review
once named him, “A Volunteer for All Seasons.”

Vito spends 365 days a year working to see Niagara youth happy and engaging in
sports. He prides himself on trying to keep the kids of Niagara Falls active, out of
trouble, and striving for the best versions of themselves, and is thrilled to see that
baseball and hockey are thriving in Niagara Falls.