Don Cimini, of Massachusetts-based Yankee Spirits, was named 2006 Sky Ranch MVP at an October 9 dinner in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The award was presented by the 2005 MVP winner, Steve Bellini, president of Future Brands LLC, with help from baseball great Frank Howard and Sky Ranch Foundation chairman Mike Donohoe.
(Left to right: Frank Howard, Steve Bellini, Don Cimini and Mike Donohoe at the Sky Ranch MVP dinner honoring Cimini.)
Cimini was honored for his support of Sky Ranch for nearly two decades, both as a leading retailer in his region and as a leader of the World Association of the Alcohol Beverage Industries, Inc. Cimini has served as national and state president of this volunteer group, the leading generator of Sky Ranch donations.
Mike Donohoe noted that the 2006 dinner had drawn over $26,000 - more than 50% higher revenue than the first MVP dinner in 2005. Sky Ranch for Boys has been giving troubled kids a second chance since 1960. For further information, go to www.skyranchfoundation.org