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Stepinac to Honor All Alumni First Responders at Joe Riverso Memorial Game

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Joe Riverso
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Archbishop Stepinac High School will honor all alumni police officers, firefighters and EMTs at the 15th Annual Joe Riverso Memorial Game at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The game will be held at Stepinac’s athletic field, 950 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains.

The ceremony honors the memory of Joseph R. Riverso, beloved Stepinac alumnus, athlete, assistant football coach and native of White Plains who perished in the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center towers.

Since 2002, the first home game of Stepinac’s varsity Crusaders football team season has been preceded by the ceremony attended by members of the Riverso family, friends as well as public officials and representatives from organizations throughout the White Plains community.

Because this year’s Joe Riverso Memorial Game coincides with the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the school decided to honor its police, firefighter and EMT alumni as well.

The game, between the Stepinac Crusaders and the Cornwall Central Dragons, gets underway following the ceremony.


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