Scoreboards Dedicated at Veterans Park in Memory of Louis Acompora
East Northport, NY The Acompora family along with Huntington Town Council Members Susan Berland, Glenda Jackson and Mark Mayoka were joined by representatives from the Northport Youth Football and Northport Lacrosse Leagues Oct. 4 in dedicating two scoreboards at Veterans Park donated in memory of Louis J. Acompora.
Louis, a Northport High School freshman, died on March 25, 2000, while playing his first high school lacrosse game. A goalie, Louis stopped what appeared to be a routine shot with his chest, but then collapsed and could not be revived. Louis parents, John and Karen Acompora, came to realize his death could have been prevented if the school had owned a portable defibrillator. They started a grassroots campaign and founded the Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation to raise awareness among schools and other public institutions about the importance of owning Automated External Defibrillators (AED). The foundation donated the scoreboards in Louis memory.