Our Team

Meet the members of SKORE, all who have a passion for sports and introducing the many benefits of playing sports to underprivileged children.

Board of Directors

Bronson Starsiak
Co-Founder, President of SKORE
Bronson, a senior and team leader at Simsbury High School, serves on the Board of Directors for Skore. He has played sports his entire life and is currently a defensive player on the varsity lacrosse team. Bronson believes that sports are not only great for physical fitness, but also promote emotional and mental fitness, as kids learn to work cooperatively for common goals. Skills and lessons learned on the field often serve students well later in life. His hope is that through SKORE, more kids will have the opportunity to experience the benefits that sports can offer.

Outside of SKORE, Bronson also enjoys academic excellence as a Simsbury Scholar and member of the National Honor Society. He plays the bassoon for his high school band, as well the Connecticut Regional and Allstate Orchestras. He loves surfing, downhill skiing and traveling with his family.

Jack Donofrio
Jack, a senior at Simsbury High School, serves on the Board of Directors. He is a varsity baseball player and is committed to play baseball at the University of Notre Dame, Class of 2023, as an outfielder and pitcher. Jack’s lifelong involvement in sports has impressed upon him the opportunities that sports provide. He believes that by offering kids the chance to play, SKORE can ultimately instill the value of being part of a team. By providing opportunities for kids to play sports, he hopes that SKORE will help kids the see the benefits of athletic and academic focus and commitment, and will help them make positive choices as they navigate their teen years.

Jack is also a member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America. He plays the guitar, piano and drums. Besides playing sports, he loves family vacations in Maine too.

Don Starsiak
Don, an electromechanical engineer and avid sports fan, serves on the Board of Directors. He was a baseball player in his youth and believes that sports are a fundamental part of a child’s life. He is excited to see SKORE bring the value of sports to kid’s lives. He loves attending his children’s sporting events and is usually the fan cheering the loudest!

Wanda Kirejczyk
Dr. Wanda Kirejczyk is a physician at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and Medical director for the Vein Centers of Connecticut. She is proud to be a part of SKORE and feels that the organization not only serves to provide underprivileged kids with sports equipment but will help the environment, as gently used equipment will find new homes, rather than end up in a landfill. She loves the beach and cooking.

Lilliana Starsiak
Board of Directors
Lilliana is a junior at the College of William and Mary and is studying kinesiology, the study of movement. Movement is a critical part of an athlete’s success and Lilliana is sure that her degree will translate into a field that can help athletes. She sees SKORE as a great opportunity to help kids get moving! She rowed crew and was a hurdler for her high school track team. She enjoys skiing, traveling and spending time with her family.

Justin Schuster
Board of Directors
Justin is a senior at Westminster School. He currently runs cross country and track for his high school team. Justin joined SKORE to try to level the playing field for young athletes. He feels that sports have been a big part of his life and he wants others who are less fortunate to have the experience of being on a team and sharing a common goal with others. Justin also enjoys playing the double bass and the drums.

Team Leaders

Cameron Belo
Cameron is a sophomore at Hall High School in West Hartford. His experience as a soccer player and soccer referee have influenced him to join the SKORE team and start his own school chapter. When he is not on the field, Cameron enjoys playing the bass guitar.

John (Jack) Hogan
Jack is currently a senior at Avon High School. He is a diver on the varsity Swim and Dive team, recently qualifying for the State Championships. Jack is also an avid tennis player, playing on the varsity team since freshman year. He is an passionate skier and enjoys playing golf. Jack is excited to be part of the SKORE team so he can help pass along his passion for athletics. Besides keeping physically fit, Jack feels strongly athletics have an impact on a child’s social well-being.

Jaden Kassa
Jaden is a junior at Ethel Walker School. She is a member of the Ethel Walker Athletic Council, a varsity dancer, an experienced equestrian and an avid dancer outside of her school. Jaden is eager to be a part of SKORE because of the opportunities it provides for other kids to discover their passion for athletics, just as she has discovered her own.

Maalik McPherson
Maalik is a senior at Loomis Chafee School. He is a member of the varsity soccer team and wrestling squad. He joined SKORE in hopes of promoting a love of sports in all kids. Outside of athletics, Maalik enjoys his academic studies, playing jazz on his tenor saxophone and spending time relaxing with friends and family.

Diego Noriega
Diego is a senior at Canton High School. As president of his class and student representative on the Board of Education, Diego is always looking for ways to help improve people’s lives. Since his dad, Tato Noriega, was a professional soccer player in Mexico, Diego understands the great benefits and opportunities that can come from sports. Because of this, he is proud to be a part of SKORE to help young kids find their love for sports.

Jackie Ritz
Jackie is a senior at Simsbury High School. She is a member of the varsity basketball, track and volley ball teams. She joined SKORE in order to make sure that others are able to cultivate a love for sports the same way she has throughout her life. Jackie is President of the National Honor society, Vice President of Spanish National Honor Society and plays the saxophone.

Other Team Members

Thank you to Evan Bologa, Marc Ficaro, Ben Grossman, Vincent Gugliotti, Spencer Meace, Colby Morkan, Nick Pugmire and Ethan Windisch for being valued members of our SKORE family!