Newtown resident Peter D’Amico is a Hometown Hero & will be honored on February 27

Newtown resident will receive the "Hometown Hero" award from the United Way of Western Connecticut on February 27 at The Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner.

United Way profiles Peter D’Amico, Newtown

Peter, a distinguished businessman and entrepreneur, founded the Newtown Youth Academy (NYA) in November 2008 as a nonprofit sports facility dedicated to the health and well being of youth and families in Newtown and surrounding areas. NYA is a private 90,000 square foot complex that hosts and facilitates affordable and sponsored programs such as community events, fitness, training, and sport competitions. After the school tragedy in Sandy Hook, Peter opened the doors of NYA as a gathering spot for young students and their families, and made sure that no media cameras were permitted. For many months following, Peter brought in professional service and sports organizations to bring special programs to Newtown. Peter also demonstrated his generosity during power outages after major storms by welcoming community members into his facility for showers and warmth. A Newtown resident since 1980, Peter, who also owns an international building company, has coached soccer teams in town for over 30 years. His soccer teams have won several state titles and have traveled to Europe to compete on an international level. Peter and his wife Marie raised four sons in Newtown and have ten grandchildren.

Additional award recipients include:

-        Corporate Philanthropy Award to Kimberly-Clark Corporation for exemplifying corporate social responsibility and demonstrating a strong commitment to giving back to the community

-        Corporate Volunteer Award to Savings Bank of Danbury in honor of their leadership in promoting volunteerism as a part of their corporate culture

-        Small Business Hero Award to Ralph McIntosh, Del-Tron Precision, Inc. in recognition of his leadership, commitment and generosity to the greater Danbury community

Peter joins 8 other "Hometown Heroes" from around the state:


New Fairfield

Brotherhood In Action


John and Amy Pendergast


New Milford

Frank Kelly


Helen Barksdale



Susan Ludwig


Peter D’Amico



Jackie Morrison


Allison Stockel



Bill and Catherine Bachrach


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 On behalf of all of us at HamletHub, congratulations to John and Amy and  a sincere thank you for all that you do for our community!


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