Clearview names Harold Hicks 2022 Joseph C. Cirelli Community Service Award Winner
Director, PR & Community Engagement
Clearview Federal Credit Union
$5,000 donation will benefit The Miracle League of Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, PA, June 29, 2022… Clearview Federal Credit Union has announced Harold Hicks as the 15th Annual Joseph C. Cirelli Community Service Award recipient.
Mr. Hicks is not only a dedicated volunteer – he and his late wife Patti founded The Miracle League of Western Pennsylvania. Harold considers all the players in the league his family, and he works tirelessly to ensure opportunities for them to succeed. Over 500 special needs individuals, both adults and children were able to experience team sports during the 2021-2022 season thanks to his efforts. He is easy to spot at all Miracle League activities; in addition to announcing all the players at games, Harold also spends time teaching participants good citizenship and sportsmanship skills.
"Clearview is proud to honor Harold for his accomplishments and recognizes all that the nominated individuals and organizations do to better the lives of those within our communities," said President and CEO of Clearview, Ron Celaschi. "This award bears the name of a long-time Clearview employee and former CEO, Joseph C. Cirelli, who passed away last year. He volunteered much of his time for charities and causes that fostered Clearview's vision's spirit- helping people to enjoy a better life. We are honored to recognize Harold, who epitomizes Mr. Cirelli's legacy of service."
"I am truly humbled and grateful for this generous recognition. The Miracle League will be using these funds for ongoing field maintenance to give all individuals access to play activities. Thank you, Clearview, for being a valued community partner recognizing the work of so many beneficial groups in the local community," said Harold Hicks upon receiving the award.
The Miracle League of Western Pennsylvania will receive a $5,000 donation to honor Harold's dedication.
With the $5,000 award from Clearview, The Miracle League of Western Pennsylvania will be able to grow their rosters and continue maintenance on their facilities so that all who want to participate and volunteer at the Bill Mazeroski Baseball Field can do so for many years to come.
(l-r) Ron Celaschi, President & CEO Clearview; Harold Hicks, founder Miracle League Western PA; Lorie Bender-Untch, Board Member Miracle League Western PA
About Clearview Federal Credit Union
Clearview Federal Credit Union has been in operation since 1953 and serves over 111,000 members with reported assets valued nearly $1.7 billion as of May 2022. Membership in Clearview is open to individuals who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school in the Southwestern Pennsylvania community, which includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Membership is also open to immediate family members of current Clearview members. Clearview Federal Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration and is an Equal Housing Lender.