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D'Ambra Honored by March of Dimes

November 12, 2002 - Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL)
Philadelphia KiXX News Release


Philadelphia, PA, November 12, 2002 – The defending Major Indoor Soccer League Champions, Philadelphia KiXX, Player/Coach Don D'Ambra received an award naming him Philadelphia KiXX of the Year, at the 18th Annual Robert E. Harris III March of Dimes Sports Awards Banquet held last night. The banquet was held in the reception room of the Regency Plaza of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. D'Ambra received the award for both his play on the field, as well as his endless contributions off the field.

The event hosted by the March of Dimes, featured Daily News Live host Michael Barkann as the Master of Ceremonies, an honoree from each of the professional teams in the Philadelphia area, a media person of the year and a community service award winner.

D'Ambra was born and raised in Philadelphia, attending North Catholic High School, before continuing his education at St. Joseph's University. He graduated at St. Joes with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in food marketing. During college, D'Ambra was an active athlete, playing all four years on the school's soccer team. He received numerous honors including Atlantic-10 Most Valuable Player, Soccer 7 MVP, and All-American. He currently holds the school record for points and goals.

On the field, D'Ambra was recently named the Interim Head Coach of the Philadelphia KiXX, after serving as assistant coach the past two seasons. He has played for the KiXX since their inception in the league in 1996. In his eight-year career to date, he has reached the 100-point plateau three times, and has recorded over 700 career points.

In addition to his playing career, D'Ambra is an active member of the community, spending countless hours supporting charities and doing public appearances. D'Ambra is a spokesperson and on the Board of the Children's Miracle Network, helping to raise funds for many of their programs. In the off-season, he serves as camp director for the KiXX Camps held each summer. Through the camps, he provides instruction and direction to the local children. He is a valued leader on and off the field in Philadelphia.

He is now a resident of Sewell, NJ with his wife, Leslie and their three children, Samantha (11), Kylie (4), and Milana (1).

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