Brother Honors Brother
ace in the hole logoAce in the Hole Foundation was founded by Greg LiCalzi, a FIRST member affected with lamellar ichthyosis who lost his twin brother, 1st Lt. Michael LiCalzi ("Mike"), in Iraq on May 11, 2006.  Mike was born and raised in Garden City, NY, a proud graduate of Chaminade High School & US Naval Academy, and surfer at Lido West Beach. Mike was 24 years old and had only been in Iraq for six weeks when he died for our country.  The Ace in the Hole Foundation, Inc. 501(c)3 charitable foundation established to raise, receive, administer, and disburse money and property for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes in the name and honor of 1st. Lt. Michael LiCalzi.  The Ace in the Hole Foundation was founded in 2008.  The term "Ace in the Hole" derives from Mike's service with the 2nd Tank Battalion of the USMC.  2nd Tank's slogan is "Ace in the Hole."

On a beautiful Saturday in May, the Ace in the Hole Foundation held its 3rd Annual Beach Run & Walk. More than 400 people ranging from seasoned runners to families out for an afternoon stroll joined the festivities on Lido West Beach. This event raised money for several organizations in addition to FIRST. Proceeds were given to Marine Corp. Tankers Association, which provides scholarships for Marine Tankers and their families. Huntingdon’s Disease Society of America and the Wounded Warrior Project were also recipients. FIRST’s portion of the funds raised totaled $15,000! We are so grateful to the Ace in the Hole Foundation for this generous donation.
FIRST Executive Director, Jean Pickford accepts the Ace in the Hole Foundation donation to FIRST from Greg LiCalzi
Pictured from left:  Mark Van Deusen, Liz LiCalzi, Greg LiCalzi, Sr., Carol LiCalzi, Luke LiCalzi, Greg LiCalzi, Jr., Kim LiCalzi, Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Tom Montgomery, Donald Clavin


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