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Springfield Comes Out to Support and Show Pride for Anthony Cioffi

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Anthony Cioffi's Parents Credits: Chip Dickson
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Over 100 Showed Up to Celebrate Anthony Cioffi's Achievement Credits: Chip Dickson
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Uncle Joey, Dad and Coach Martin Credits: Chip Dickson
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Uncle Tony with all things Anthony Cioffi and Oakland Raiders Credits: Chip Dickson
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DJ Chris Nunes signalling #1 Credits: Chip Dickson
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Mayor Diane Stampoulos and Silviene Gryzbowski, organizer, and kids Credits: Chip Dickson
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Anthony Cioffi's Dad with Carmine, Carmen and Joe Credits: Chip Dickson
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Anthony Cioffi's parents with Township Committeewoman Geri Bujnowski Credits: Chip Dickson
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Township Administrator Ziad Shehady and Andrew Allen Credits: Chip Dickson
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Tony Olivero flying the Springfield flag Credits: Chip Dickson
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Silviene Gyrzbowski (middle) and friends Credits: Chip Dickson
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Chris Capodice and Linda Donnelly Credits: Chip Dickson
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Ben Abramowitz and Sean McTernan Credits: Chip Dickson
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Amefika Gray of Renewed Media Credits: Chip Dickson
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Some of the crowd Credits: Chip Dickson
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Over 100 people gathered just outside Jonathan Dayton’s Turf Field Monday night to wish one of Springfield’s own good vibes, best wishes, and continued success.

Dayton High School and Rutgers University alum Anthony Cioffi made his professional football debut for the Oakland Raiders in the second half last Saturday night against the Arizona Cardinals and the town wanted to show its appreciation and pride for a dream fulfilled.

From kids wearing Cioffi No. 37 black and silver t-shirts and Rutgers gear eating free pizza donated by Cioffi’s Deli, to DJ Chris Nunes playing some music to set the tone, along with Springfield’s Mayor Diane Singura Stampoulos as well as other current Springfield Township Committee members and future politicians who seek office in attendance, a good feeling was being passed along to Cioffi, as he prepares for his next preseason game, the first at home, against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday with kickoff set for 10 p.m. PT.

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