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Phil Valenti | Push Yourself
The Valenti name in Rochester is synonymous with sports – the family is the proud owner of Valenti Sports. Phil primarily made his mark on the basketball court, where he played at the collegiate level at Monroe Community College and Hamilton College, and professionally in Spain, Ireland, and Rochester. He continues his involvement in the local sports community playing in multiple basketball leagues, as a State Champion in Pickleball, and as the founder of Rochester Area Players – a developmental basketball program for 4th – 12th grade students.
Phil commitment extends off the court too, starting his own charity called Push Yourself, which stresses the importance of doing the right thing and promoting students to achieve more intellectually, socially, environmentally, and physically. Push Yourself donates proceeds to local charities, and provides a scholarship to a local high school Senior.
Mary Namkeopannha | Pitty Love Rescue
Mary is an IFPA All Natural Bikini Pro Athlete and a NPC Nationally Qualified Bikini Competitor. Mary used fitness to overcome personal tragedy, and pushed herself to accomplish big things. Her passion for fitness has inspired others not to give up, and she continues to inspire other with her commitment to fitness and with Aroque Athletic.
Mary chooses to donate proceeds to Pitty Love Rescue, Inc; a pit bull specific rescue organization located in Rochester, NY and dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and responsible placement of abandoned, abused, and neglected pit bull and pit bull mix dogs.
Allie Carey | Charity Gilda's Club of Rochester
With a passion for personal weight training Allie Carey is an Aroque Athlete, who professionally competes in Fitness Bikini Competitions. Her athleticism transcends throughout her professionallife as she works in Health & Wellness. Allie’s commitment & support for the Gilda’s Club of Rochester, an organization that provides support to those living with cancer, as well as their families is a personal one.
“After watching my father struggle with complications due to cancer, I looked at ‘health’ differently. As something we often take for granted, we only have one body and it’s our responsibility to care for it. I value my health more than ever and I love pushing myself to reach new goals. My motivation is to live a life with a healthy body capable of achieving anything I would like it to.”
Ryan Pettinella | Hillside Children's Center
With a successful & long standing career of 10 years as a professional basketball player in Europe including Italy, Spain, and Iceland, Ryan Pettinella continues his athleticism with rigorous weight lifting and alternative workouts routines.
Ryan stands behind the amazing efforts of The Hillside Children’s Center of Family Agencies who help address the diverse and complex needs of children & their families.