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Lou Bernardi honored by United Nations

Lou Bernardi is known throughout baseball circles as the pitching coach of the Merchant Marine Academy in New York. He is also the head of Valor Sports in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League, which is the biggest College summer baseball league in America.

I know Lou as a man who can be found anywhere in New York extending his hand to help people.

All during the pandemic Lou fed hundreds of families in need and after the pandemic, he has given baseball instructions to kids who can’t afford to join different little league programs.

He has been a true example of what a true American is supposed to be.

Last week the United Nations held its annual World Leaders Summit.

Lou received the Global Humanitarian Leadership Award. It’s an award that is given to those who put thy fellow man before themselves.

Lou along with a couple of other individuals from around the world were bestowed this great award.

I have found Lou to be a great person who never says no when it’s time to help thy fellow man.

It’s no coincidence that this November Lou is being inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame. When I asked The hall of Fame head Rene LeRoux about Lou’s induction and the reason why, he responded by saying that he truly earned it. If more people were like Lou this would be a better World.

I couldn’t agree more.

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