Anthony Telesca Foundation
This Foundation is dedicated to the memory of Anthony Joseph Telesca. Anthony, a unique, dynamic, loving, unselfish, scholar-athlete, mature beyond his years, died senselessly on December 5, 2000, at the young age of 16, as a passenger, in a one-car accident. His high school friend was driving recklessly, and Anthony paid with the ultimate price, his life. This tragic accident is a never-ending nightmare for all concerned. Educating teenagers to drive safely, is our only hope to try to prevent these tragic and senseless accidents from happening.
Growing up in Medford, New Jersey, Anthony developed a friendship and rapport with all those he touched, young and old, alike. Special among them were many caring Township Police Officers, all of whom had a positive influence on him. So much so, that Anthony planned on pursuing a law enforcement career and giving back to his community. However, due to reckless driving, Anthony will never achieve his goal.
All Foundation efforts to promote teenage driver safety awareness is our lasting tribute to Anthony Telesca.