About Katie Castaldi
Katie Castaldi was an extraordinary young woman. Although she was only 31 years old, through dedication and hard work Katie became a successful Master Hair Stylist and Image Consultant over the past 15 years. She worked for Ultimate Image, a hair salon and spa in Jeffersonville, PA. She was a 2000 graduate of Downingtown Senior High School and the Center for Arts and Technology School of Cosmetology. She went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in communications from Temple University in 2005. She was a diligent person who lived by the motto, “Work hard, play hard.” She was always spending quality time with her family and friends….and Capone (her dog). Even doing all their haircuts and stylings, including Capones. Katie was known for her smile that could light up a room, and personality and essence that just drew you in. Katie was outgoing, radiant, and extremely loving person who touched the lives of all those that met her.
On March 4, 2014 Katie passed away in a tragic car accident on the Route 30 bypass near Reeceville Road, in Chester County Pennsylvania.
On March 13, 2014 friends of Katie created a Facebook page to organize an Annual Co-Ed (Slow Pitch) Softball Tournament and Fundraiser to be held in May at the Downingtown Little League ballfields in Memory of Katie. And thanks to Erin Davis Tuohey, for coming up with the name STRIKEOUTS FOR KATIE.
STRIKEOUTS FOR KATIE proceeds will be distributed by the Castaldi/Yablonski families. We are building dugouts for Downingtown West High School girls softball league. A percentage will be donated for a Scholarship(s) at Technical College High School Brandywine for Cosmetology in Katie Castaldi’ name (Katie’s Kurls), Children with Hair loss, Batts for Matt, and the Downingtown Little League among other local area charities. As well as any expenses for the Tournament. Any remaining proceeds will be used toward next year’s Tournament and Scholarship.
Katie’s favorite quote “If you build it they will come”! Let’s build this!
We encourage you to join & like us on Facebook
Any questions, please email Lisa Yablonski at STRIKEOUTSFORKATIE@yahoo.com
From the bottoms of our hearts we thank you for any help you can provide to help keep Katie’s memory alive through this Annual Softball Tournament and Scholarship program. Our Mission is to help and serve others in our community. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers through these troublesome times.