Anyone who knew Joey Ciancola will never forget him. He was a vibrant, kind, talented Amity Athlete, .
Back on October 24, 2011, Joey collapsed during a preseason baseball team workout at the University of Rhode Island. He died three days later in a Rhode Island Hospital. He was just 20 years old.
The loss of Joey Ciancola was a tragedy and his mother wanted answers. She filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university.
On January 8, just days before the case was to go to trial, the university settled with the Ciancola family for $1.45 million.
For the Ciancola’s it’s not about the money. Nothing will ever make up for the loss of this wonderful young man.
The University is setting up a scholarship in Joey’s memory.