Late TWICE Editor to Be Honored with Memorial Home Run Derby
Anyone who knew anything about John Laposky, the former content director of TWICE who passed away last year, would surely tell you that the man was an avid baseball fan—particularly when it came to that team from Philadelphia. As a southeastern-Pennsylvania native, I can surely relate to all of the ups and downs we’ve been through as fans of the same Fightin’ Phillies.
But Laposky’s passion went beyond wearing read pinstripes and donning that swirly ‘P’ hat. The longtime Berkeley Heights resident was known for his commitment to the local Police Athletic League’s (PAL) in-town and travel baseball teams as a coach, during the time his two sons participated.
To honor Laposky’s life, and his passion for the local community organization, the Friends of Berkeley Heights Recreation Commisison announced that they would hold the 1st Annual John Laposky Memorial Home Run Derby at Snyder Park in Berkeley Heights, N.J. The event will immediately follow PAL’s Opening Day Parade on April 6. The organization has opened a donation page, which you can find right here, and app proceeds will be used towards a home run fence and other sports-related equipment or programs.
“This is an absolutely perfect tribute since John was a rabid baseball fan,” Steve Smith, former editor-in-chief of TWICE and a contributing editor to i3, told Dealerscope. “Nate and Joe, John's sons, had their Dad coaching their PAL baseball teams over the years even though he had a hectic schedule. I hope his industry friends will make this a tremendously successful fund raiser.”
Laposky joined TWICE in 1995 as its managing editor, after a year of freelancing as the managing editor of the Consumer Electronics Show’s CES Daily magazine, produced by TWICE. As TWICE’s full-time managing editor, he supervised content, design and production of the print publication as well as its website and e-newsletters.