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The Larry Bruno Foundation was saddened to hear of the passing BFHS 1961 graduate Louis Ricci.
Ricci, remembered by many as perhaps the best center fielder in Highland Legion history, was the first outfielder chosen as an all star from that program. At a clinic held at Ewing Park in Ellwood City by pro scouts a then young Tommy Lasorda reported Ricci’s throwing arm was the closest to Clemente’s arm that he had ever seen..
Lou chose to follow his parents dream and become the first college graduate in the family, thus passing on a pro baseball career.
Lou went on to become an all conference player at Geneva . A devoted husband and father, Lou is also the older brother of Bob Ricci. Starting guard on the 1969 Tiger Basketball Team, solidifying a claim to one of the best athletic families of the decade at Beaver Falls.
Lou still has many friends in our community and will be sorely miss.
Heartfelt condolences to the entire Ricci Family.
Lou will never be forgotten by those who knew him.
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The Larry Bruno Foundation was saddened to hear of the passing BFHS 1961 graduate Louis Ricci. 
Ricci, remembered by many as perhaps the best center fielder in Highland Legion history, was the first outfielder chosen as an all star from that program. At a clinic held at Ewing Park in Ellwood City by pro scouts a then young Tommy Lasorda reported Ricci’s throwing arm was the closest to Clemente’s arm that he had ever seen..
Lou chose to follow his parents dream and become the first college graduate in the family, thus passing on a pro baseball career. 
Lou went on to become an all conference player at Geneva . A devoted husband and father, Lou is also the older brother of Bob Ricci. Starting guard on the 1969 Tiger Basketball Team, solidifying a claim to one of the best athletic families of the decade at Beaver Falls.
Lou still has many friends in our community and will be sorely miss.
Heartfelt condolences to the entire Ricci Family. 
Lou will never be forgotten by those who knew him.

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All of his classmates will miss him. He was an outstanding person and excelllent in the sports he played. I especially remembering seeing him playing baseball.

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Sorry for your loss!!💔🙏🙏💔

Prayers!

Prayers

Sending prayers 🙏🙏🙏

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Rip

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He was my brother Joe’s brother in law. Great guy. RIP 🙏

Rip and my condolences to his family.

R.I.P.- my condolences to his family 🙏

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Beaver Falls and Highland had so many great ball players

Thanks for sharing... Prayers for the family ♥🙏

RIP sir

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Life long friend. He will not be forgotten.

Rip

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RIP

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Auburn won the Beaver County Flag Football title recently played at Hopewell’s Tony Dorsett Stadium.
My two grandsons play for Auburn.
Bronson had two interceptions, one a pick six and Bryar had a couple nice runs and played solid defensive.
They’re parents are Josh and Kacie Eckelberger. Josh was head coach.
So proud of my family
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Auburn won the Beaver County Flag Football title recently played at Hopewell’s Tony Dorsett Stadium. 
My two grandsons play for Auburn. 
Bronson had two interceptions, one a pick six and Bryar had a couple nice runs and played solid defensive.
They’re parents are Josh and Kacie Eckelberger. Josh was head coach.
So proud of my family

Vince Lombardi was once asked to describe QB Joe Namath. His answer was Namath was the most perfect passer he’s ever saw. Now, who knows more about football than Vince Lombardi.
Happy Birthday to you Joe, a few of your friends stopped by to help you celebrate.
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Vince Lombardi was once asked to describe QB Joe Namath. His answer was Namath was the most perfect passer he’s ever saw. Now, who knows more about football than Vince Lombardi. 
Happy Birthday to you Joe, a few of your friends stopped by to help you celebrate.

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Blessings and peace to you, Joe. You are quite a gentleman! Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Joe! Glad to share a birthday with you!

Linwood is at Joes right, can’t read names on back, trying to , original pic too old

Happy Birthday Broadway!

Who are the boys in the picture? Thinking one might be Linwood Alford?

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday Joe!

No Linwood is at Joe’s right with the dark jacket

Happy Birthday have a great time.

Happy Birthday Joe

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday !

Happy Birthday Beaver Falls Joe.

Happy Birthday

No one is like Vince "If it doesn't matter if you win or lose, why do you keep score"

Happy Birthday Joe! Hope your enjoying your day! God Bless

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We're On the Move

In 2021, the Larry Bruno Foundation will be transitioning the Museum and Hall of Achievement into a new home. An open house to tour the new building will be announced as the project progresses.

When visiting the new location, you will experience the rich history of learning and achievement led by members of our vibrant community. You will read, watch, meet and learn from our past Inductees and Honorees that we have given reverence to over the past 10 years. Our state-of-art digital classroom and storytelling center will be equipped with two large video screens and video cameras to broadcast live and interactive presentations from around the country.

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting project!

Candy Young Joe Namath
2021 Hall of Achievement Nominees

The Hall of Fame Inductees and Honorees have been nominated for 2021! These deserving individuals will be honored and celebrated during several events in the summer of 2021. There achievements will also be memorialized on our website and in the new museum space coming in 2021.

More information will be posted about these wonderful individuals in the coming weeks.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

In 2020, five deserving students received scholarships from The Larry Bruno Foundation. Three of the students received academic excellence awards and two student athletes were recognized for contributions to their high school football programs. Best of luck and much success to these young adults as they continue their post-secondary education.

You can learn more about our scholarship program here.

Larry Bruno Foundation

Hall of Achievement & Museum

Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls
1301 Seventh Ave.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

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