The fourth annual Mammo-Palooza event, honoring the memory of former Joliet Catholic Academy student and football player Matt Mammosser is quickly approaching. This year’s event will be held Saturday August 8, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m at Ingalls Park AC on 20 N. Park Rd., Joliet, IL.
Please join the Mammosser family and the Joliet Catholic Academy community in celebrating Matt’s legacy. The cost is $10 per person (10 yrs and under free). The event will include food, games, live music, raffles, beer garden, and much more. To find out more information please visit www.mammoscorner.com or view the Mammo-Palooza flyer below.
Mammosser was diagnosed with brain cancer and died in 2012. Before Mammosser died, a fundraiser called Mammo-palooza was formed to help financially support him through his struggles with brain cancer. He died before the fundraiser. But his family and friends decided to continue running it to support charities and keep Mammosser’s memory alive.
The event is being presented by the Mammosser family’s nonprofit corporation Mammo Strong, Inc. Mammosser’s nickname was “Mammo.” The organization applied for nonprofit status last year. The goal of the nonprofit is to help youths succeed. All benefits and proceeds go to Mammo Strong Inc. which is an Illinois 501(C) NonProfit Corporation. The nonprofit currently endows two scholarships to Joliet Catholic Academy students and has also donated to the Academic Resource Center on campus.
A touching message from www.mammoscorner.com:
On Sunday May 27, 2012 at 8:33 a.m., Matt “Mammo” Mammosser lost his courageous battle with primary nervous system metastatic melanoma. Words cannot begin to express the inspiration that Mammo has left within us. Many of us feel that Matt accomplished so much with his inner strength, his deep commitment, his approachable soul, and the way he loved and lived his life more than some people do in a lifetime. We are a people of faith, although we can’t understand the wisdom why you had to leave us now, we know will be together again. Until then, Matt watch over us.