Phantom Fireworks announces $100,000 gift to YSU scholarship fund

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Bruce J. Zoldan, president & CEO of Youngstown's Phantom Fireworks, announced a gift of $100,000 to the Sam & Sylvia Zoldan Scholarship Fund from the Bruce & Rori Family Foundation. The announcement was made at the annual Phantom Fireworks showroom managers meetings this week, at which Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel was the keynote speaker.

The Sam & Sylvia Scholarship Fund was established at YSU several years ago by the Zoldan family in memory of their parents, and it is managed by the YSU Foundation. This gift continues the long-standing support of YSU by the Zoldan family.

The Phantom Fireworks managers meetings were hosted at the Avalon Inn in Warren Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Some 250 Phantom Fireworks team members traveled to the Mahoning Valley from different parts of the country to participate in the meetings, in addition to a good number of people from the Phantom corporate offices in Youngstown.

"We are proud to showcase our home town area to our managers from our showrooms nationwide. They always enjoy their time in the Valley, the fellowship with other managers and the wonderful hospitality of the community," said Zoldan.

"It was particularly gratifying to be able to share our support of YSU with our managers. It continues a tradition of community support by all of the showrooms and the showroom management teams in their areas," he said.

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