Category Archives: One-on-One with Steve Adubato

Al Leiter On Interacting With Fans 

Al Leiter, sportscaster, baseball player and Toms River native, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss why he always interacts with his fans.

Leiter says that his humility is not contrived. “I always was very cognizant that it was a privilege to wear a Major League Baseball uniform 19 seasons,” he says. “When I was on the field, I felt compelled to connect with the people.”

The Jersey native recalls a time that his brother waited for Mickey Mantle after a game. People waited for hours at Yankee Stadium for Mantle to come out. “He came out, head down,” he recalls, “didn’t even look.” This taught Leiter to always be sure to make a connection with his fans, so they never leave feeling the way his brother felt.

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Val Skinner on the inspiration for The LIFE Event

Val Skinner, professional golfer and founder of the Val Skinner Foundation, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how a fellow golfer who lost her battle with cancer inspired her to create the LIFE Event.

“I came to see if your golf game is any better,” Skinner jokingly says to Adubato. He then prompts her to discuss the LIFE Event.

The LIFE Event (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) mission is to continue to help eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease, while reaching out to a younger generation of women and providing them with information about the importance of early detection and healthy breast care practices.

“It’s the best women golfers in the world gathered,” she says. “It came out of our dear friend Heather Farr,” who lost her battle with breast cancer at 28.

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Tawanada Jones on the Camden Sophisticated Sisters

Tawanda Jones, co-founder of the Camden Sophisticated Sisters, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how her organization is changing the lives of children in Camden! 

Officially, the mission of the Camden Sophisticated Sisters, or CSS, is to “motivate, educate, discipline and empower our youth through the structure of a drill team and the performing arts.” 

In addition to singing and acting, children in the organization are required to complete 200 volunteer hours.  Furthermore, as Jones says, “It’s one big community inside of the neighborhood center”. 

Most importantly, 4,000 children have come through the program with a 100% graduation rate! Additionally, Jones recognizes that “It takes a collective effort,” to produce results.  The Camden Sophisticated Sisters provides the opportunity for the community, the parents and the children to come together collectively! 

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