Pawtucket - Mayor Grebien honored Zachary Gosselin, who
helped raise over $5,000 in partnership with the Pawtucket Red Sox for the
military charity Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. Twelve-year-old Zack. who
joined the Mayor with his father John Gosselin and George R. Luttge representing
Operation Stand Down, has raised over $15,000 in donations to numerous causes
“Zack is a remarkable young man with a bright future,” said
Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “His commitment to helping others and
getting involved in charitable causes shows a maturity well beyond his age.”
Zach celebrated his 12th birthday in July, having thrown out
the first pitch at a Pawtucket Red Sox in McCoy alongside over 100 US Armed
Forces veterans, which prompted a visit to Mayor Grebien’s office.
“Over the last 6 years, I've learned that being an elite
athlete on the playing surface or star student in the classroom is wonderful.
However, nothing compares to the amazing feeling one receives when they raise
the level of hope for somebody facing 'trying' times in life. It is purely
magical what can happen when we lead with our hearts to do-good for another in
life!” said Zack.
“The support Zack has gotten from his donor base and
supporters of his events, and the willingness of elected officials and the
business community to go above and beyond when recognizing how cool what Zack
is doing to make the world a better place, continues to amaze us,” said John.
“Since Zack was just a few months old, I have told him that if he brings value
and peace to others in life, the world will reward him in the most amazing
ways! And meeting the Mayor was just another example of just how true that