About Us

One Team Working Together

Tom Virgadamo

Program Founder and Coordinator

Hometown: Cold Spring, NY

Resides: Beacon, NY

College: The College of Saint Rose

Occupation: Math Teacher at Haldane Middle School, High School Girls' Basketball Official, Certified USSSA Softball Umpire

Hobbies: Coaching my son and daughter's sports' teams, attempting to stay fit, running Max's on Main Men's Softball team, and traveling with my family.

Founder of two small business fundraisers that raised over $10,000

wife Meghan, daughter Louisa, son Leo

Meghan's biggest sacrifice: being married to me

Louisa interesting fact: on 4/19/20 she officially hit 30,000 steps in one day on her fitBit

Leo fun fact: loves to play Monopoly

Family goal: Help support our local businesses & inspire others to do the same.

"Because local businesses are what make up your hometown."

Tommy Malinoski (CT)

Program Manager

Hometown: Bethel, CT 

Living in: Southbury, CT

College: Southern CT State University 

Occupation: Entrepreneur Construction/Painting

Country Paintworks LLC 

As a young 20 year old entrepreneur Thomas started his first company Country Paintworks LLC 29 years ago among others. He has built this company from his first client, to now painting commercial properties, residential, new homes & condominium projects as well as renovations of restaurants and housing remodels 

Thomas prides himself on good ole fashion hard work, Pride & Excellence and a strong competitiveness to be the best at what he does.

He enjoys being active, loves sports, being around his close friends, families and entertaining at his home.

Thomas also has a passion for adventure and travel while learning about different cultures and experiences.

He plans to funnel this same hard work, passion and competitiveness towards this great fund raising opportunity to support small business and the front line workers during this time of extreme need!

Bill Lester

Program Manager

Hometown: Middlesex, NJ

Resides: Bedminster, NJ

College: The College of New Jersey

Occupation: Math Teacher at Bridgewater Middle School,

High School Basketball Coach at Ridge HS

Hobbies: Playing sports including basketball and softball.  Running my travel men’s softball team, traveling, spending time at the jersey shore with my family.  

Founder and organizer of charity golf outings since 2015 which included fundraising for the Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors, and local Middlesex Families in need.  

Founder and organizer of an annual charity cornhole tournament since 2018 with proceeds going to St. Jude’s Children Hospital and our local softball team.

Co-founder in the Jessica Wells’ Scholarship Fund and Charity Basketball Tournament since 2017.  The Scholarship raised money for the Jess Wells’ family and also provided a scholarship to two student athletes from Middlesex HS.


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