Tony Calcia is the Vice President of Child Protection and Social Responsibility at the Hockomock Area YMCA where he has served since January of 2002. Prior to working at the Y, he was the Director of Park & Recreation for the Town of North Attleboro for fourteen years.
Tony served on the North Attleboro School Committee for 12 years and was a member of the Board of Directors for The Arc of Northern Bristol County. He has served on the North Attleboro Scholarship Foundation for 25 years and is very involved in the community and enjoys working in human services.
Among his numerous accomplishments at the YMCA, Tony co-developed and helped to implement a new program for the local YMCA called the Integration Initiative. The overall mission of this initiative is to provide an opportunity for children with special needs to participate in an included recreational setting with typically developing peers. In addition, The Legends Ball, which supports this initiative, has become a very special event in the Hockomock YMCA’s numerous communities attracting over 400 patrons honoring past and present local athletes representing both the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. This event has netted $272,863 since its inception in 2006.
Tony lives in Cumberland, Rhode Island and has been actively involved in the community since his childhood. He is passionate about providing opportunities for children with special needs and their families. Tony’s nephew with multiple needs and disabilities passed away in May of 2008. His nephew, along with his sister’s and brother-in-law’s strength, inspired him to take extra steps to help families living with challenges in order to live their lives to the fullest so that they may truly participate in their community.