Alan Rodriguez, nominated by St Rosalie’s Church and founder of Venture Crew at St. Rosalie’s church in Hampton Bays. The Venture crew was formed in April 2016 to give teenagers an outdoors and personal growth based youth program in Hampton Bays.
To make it affordable for the participants, the program is funded solely through fundraising activities and donations. The Crew has performed community service at an average of more than 500 hours per year. As a group and individually they have volunteered service to car washes for various organizations, food drives, clothing drives, Earth Day clean ups, beach clean ups, special needs Christmas parties, special needs carnival days, special needs masses at St Rosalie's, Memorial Day flag placement, Veteran's Day events, 5k/10k runs, food pantry service, parades, animal shelter and rescue fundraisers and many more causes and events.