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Automotive Technology Company ‘Passes the V’ for Cancer Research



BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY™ is committed to passing the ‘V’ – are you?


The greater Philadelphia area developer of more than a dozen wireless solutions to simplify automotive repair shop operations is supporting the V Foundation.


Spurred by support from Bolt on Technology Director of National Sales and Corporate Sponsorships Frank Dragoni, a local youth baseball coach, the company is backing the altruistic efforts of the 21-year-old foundation.


Dragoni, who’s been fundraising for the V Foundation for the last four years, is organizing the Jimmy V Home Run Derby for high school students on July 13 at the Trenton Thunder stadium in Trenton, N.J. Dragoni hopes to raise $50,000 through the fundraiser, which will feature several former Major League Baseball greats, including Jeff Manto, who played for the Colorado Rockies and most recently was the third base coach for the White Sox. David Amaro, a 24th round Chicago Cubs draft pick in the 1984 amateur draft, will also be on hand, Dragoni said.


Get involved!

Dragoni’s V Foundation fundraising work is through the Philly Friends of V, a regional branch of the nationwide V Foundation. Bolt On Technology is donating Philadelphia Phillies tickets to the silent auction, which will feature other sports-related memorabilia. The greater Philadelphia area company is asking its supporters to get involved by visiting the V Foundation Web site and creating a local event, making a tax-deductible donation, or championing Dragoni’s efforts. Check out this video to learn more about the Home Run Derby.


About the V Foundation

The V Foundation was established in 1993 by Jim Valvano, who, a few months after its establishment, succumbed to his battle with cancer. Valvano had worked as an ABC/ESPN basketball commentator and analyst following a successful 15-year career as a college basketball coach in which he took his team to several NCAA appearances. The Foundation continues in his name with contributions funding cancer research and related programs.


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