Bowers said Ciccotti was a natural choice.
"Rudy kind of always seems to be in the background on things," she said. "The Ciccotti Center was huge on his part. He's always giving back to the community."
Director of Development for the Ciccotti Center Barbara Boodram said, "Mr. Ciccotti is a kind and generous man who loves children and always holds their needs and interests in mind. The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center is one of the most significant contributions Rudy has made for the community's children and families, not only for today, but for generations to come."
Boodram also said Ciccotti's recognitions is well deserved and that members of the Ciccotti Center congratulate him.
Ciccotti is a member of the Italian American Community Center, and said that he is honored to be receiving the award from the community center and he looks forward to accepting it on Saturday.""