The Christopher Dailey Foundation
c/o Mark & Maria Dailey
23 Brookside Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Christopher Dailey Foundation donates $55,000 to Double HH Ranch.

Christopher Dailey Foundation awards annual scholarships to Graduating Seniors at Saratoga Springs High School.

 The Christopher Dailey Foundation provides scholarships each year to deserving graduating seniors in the Saratoga Springs area. After reviewing applications for the scholarships, the Christopher Dailey Foundation Board of Directors chooses a recipient and that individual is honored at the SSHS Graduation Ceremony at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The scholarship is awarded to students that have shown an interest and enthusiasm for volunteering in youth activities. Congratulations to our recipients. 

  The Gym That Love Built, The Saratogian  

“Memorial gymnasium paid off”

 By Paul Post`
The Saratogian – May 19, 2009

WILTON — Maria Dailey remembers raising money, with tears in her eyes, for her late son Christopher’s memorial gymnasium — overwhelmed by the sheer size of the effort.

On Monday, surrounded by friends and well-wishers, she and her husband, Mark, celebrated finally paying off the debt on the recreational facility, located at Wilton’s Gavin Park.

The annual Christopher Dailey Golf Tournament, held at Van Patten Golf Course in Clifton Park, netted about $15,000 — enough to pay for the gym with plenty to spare.

“I just can’t believe we did it,” said an elated Maria Dailey.

“I didn’t think it would happen this quick,” Mark added. “Now we can move on to other goals. We’re making a lot of contributions to a variety of organizations.”

The Dailey Foundation, with a seven-member board of directors, is already supporting youth sports such as soccer, lacrosse, baseball and hockey, even synchronized swimming. It also helps kids attend summer camps, and next month for the first time ever it will give a $1,250 scholarship to a deserving Saratoga Springs High School graduate.

Mark Dailey said he wants to help two types of recipients — economically disadvantaged youths, and groups that help children with special needs. “I think we can do some really good work with those two things in mind,” he said.

Donations will continue to be earmarked toward sports programs in the Saratoga Springs area.

Christopher Dailey was an active, 8-year-old sports enthusiast when he died suddenly on Nov. 23, 2001. His parents and friends formed the foundation just over a month later.

Groundbreaking for the gymnasium took place in August 2005 and the structure, which thousands of children use each year, opened on March 2, 2006.

Nearly 125 golfers took part in Monday’s tournament, one of two major fundraisers held each year.

“We still have supporters,” Maria Dailey said. “After eight years they still come.”

“Today is a big day for us,” he said. “We’re going to be able to do bigger things now."

“Dailey Foundation Purchases Scoreboard for Saratoga American Little League”

The Saratoga American Little League has been given a new scoreboard for their Major League Field, donated by the Christopher Dailey Foundation.

“The Foundation has provided us with a gift that will serve us well and last for a very long time” said Ginny Cahill, President of the Saratoga American Little League. “We’re thankful to the Foundation for providing this gift in memory of Christopher who spent 4 years playing at our ballpark.” Ms. Cahill also thanked volunteers for their assistance in erecting the scoreboard, singling out Jim Sasko of Teakwood Builders and Don Davis of S.D. Atelier Architecture.

The Christopher Dailey Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization supporting youth sports activities in Saratoga Springs. The Foundation was established in honor of Christopher Dailey, an 8-year-old Saratoga resident who passed away November 23, 2001.

For more information contact Saratoga American Little League or the Foundation at 518-581-1328.



  Several fundraising activities are conducted throughout the year to help further our goal and help provide for essential name recognition throughout the community. You can do your bit by contributing generously towards this cause. Look for our Annual golf tournament in May and our Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Contributions may be made to the address given on top of this page.  
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  In order to alleviate the overcrowding of available gym space in the Greater Saratoga Area, and to add much needed space for youth based recreational activities, the Foundation decided upon constructing a gym and donating it to a local municipality.  
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