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Castiglioni Award


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Cranston League for Cranston’s Future (CLCF) would like to honor current or former CLCF participants who have demonstrated civic responsibility, personal integrity, community leadership and volunterism during their high school careers. The Leo J. Castiglioni, Jr.Award is dedicated to the founder of CLCF. It has been established to assist graduating seniors as they make their way into the world after high school. These select graduates may use the funds to help defray the costs of post-high school education or the expenses associated with a job, trade or profession..

Leo J. Castiglioni, Jr. is one of the most honored citizens in Cranston’s history. Leo founded CLCF as a youth sports organization in 1953. He remained an active volunteer and member of the Board of Directors for the next fifty years until his death on July 11, 2002. Tens of thousands of children from Cranston have benefited from his dedication and service to the community.

Cranston residents who are graduating seniors at any public or private high school and who have participated in any CLCF sport or activity may apply for a Castiglioni Award (multiple $1,000 awards for 2024). There are no academic criteria, and future college attendance is not a requirement

2024 Castiglioni


Larry Yin, Cranston East
Peter Vachon, Cranston West
Francesca, Coppa Cranston West
Christopher, Harvey Cranston West
Michael, Harvey Cranston West
Benjamin Tilton, Bishop Hendricken High School

2023 Castiglioni


Stella Loezos, Cranston East
Norah Flinn, Cranston East
Marcus Chung, Cranston West
Aidan Royal, Cranston West
Jovina Yu, Cranston West
Blake Santos,  LaSalle

CLCF annually grants monetary awards ($1,000 starting in 2024) to graduating high school seniors from Cranston who participated in both CLCF and high school sports programs, displayed leadership abilities and volunteered in support of community organizations. The awards are dedicated to Leo Castiglioni who founded CLCF in 1953 and was the organization’s first president.

 The on-line Castiglioni Award application for the high school class of 2025 will be available on January 1, 2025 at with a deadline of March 31, 2025.



  1. The student must have participated in not less than four (4) calendar years of involvement in any Cranston League for Cranston’s Future (CLCF) sport/activity or any combination of eight (8) or more sports/activities for at least one (1) entire season.
  2. The student must be a Cranston resident who is a graduating high school senior and is successfully working to their capacity within a high school academic program of studies. Applying to college is NOT a requirement.
  3. Community Service: the student has participated in a volunteer program to help improve the community’s quality.
    • Special consideration will be given to participation in a youth sports program (especially CLCF) as a coach, assistant coach, manager, official/referee, etc.
    • The community service may be non-school connected. The student may not have been financially compensated for the community service.
  4. Priority for the selection of recipients will be as follows:
    • From qualifying applicants, a minimum of one student from Cranston East will be selected and a minimum of one student from Cranston West will be selected.
    • From qualifying applicants, a minimum of one Cranston resident from a non- Cranston high school or from the New England Laborers/Cranston Public Schools (NEL/CPS) Construction & Career Academy will be selected.
    • Any remaining awards will be to qualifying applicants from any high school.