The NYCBL featured Ray and the Second Impact. Ray has traveled to each of the New York Collegiate Baseball League teams, talking with them about concussion awareness. To read Peter Subsara's blog entry on the NYCBL web page click below.
10/22/11 "Don't Be Like Me" By The Elmira Star-Gazette. Re-printed byThe Ithaca Journal,
Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin.
Finger Lakes Health Magazine Featured Ray in their October Issue.
Ray was honored at the Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame Banquet, and was
recognized with the Jerry Flynn Courage Award.
To read the full press release about the Banquet, CLICK HERE
Geneva Boys & Girls Club Speaking Engagement. CLICK HERE
Ray received the 2012 Hickok Center Community Hero Award at a fundraising banquet to benefit the Hickok Center for Brain Injury. Rochester Police Officer, Anthony DiPonzio, who made a miraculous recovery after being shot in the back of the head in the line of duty, presented this year's award to Ray. Ray was recognized for his concussion awareness speaking engagements at schools state wide and for his work with Senator Nozzolio in getting the Concussion Management Awareness Act passed into law.
Ray being presented "The Hickok Hero Award" at the Traumatic Brain Injury Fundraising banquet in Rochester by Rochester Police Officer, Anthony DiPonzio. Anthony was the recipient of last year's award and has made a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head in the line of duty. The event raised over $5000 for the benefit of individuals sustaining a brain injury. By Finger Lakes Times....Here
Ray spoke to a group of Student Athletes at Finger Lakes Community College. The event was covered by YNN. The full article and video can be found HERE.
ABC's Good Morning America picked up Ray's story and an article was posted on the Health portion of their website. A special concussion awareness segment was presented on Good Morning America and Ray's article was featured. Full segment and article can be found HERE.
NYS Senator Mike Nozollio congratulates Ray on his induction to the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame HERE
11/8/12 "The People's Champion" Carmen Basilio's Obituary from Rochester Democrat & Chronicle "Area Boxers Remember Basilio" Carmen Basilio's Obituary from the Finger Lakes Times
December 2012 "Blow to the Brain" from Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent Magazine