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About Us


Born out of our own experiences, the Watroba Family established Play It Foreward 518, Inc. 501(c)(3), a nonprofit organization. Play It Foreward 518, Inc. is built on the key concepts of community, giving back, and the importance of “play” in maintaining a positive outlook on life.


As cancer survivors, Joe Watroba and his father Stan were lifted by the support they received from the community during their treatments. It was the continuous love and support that motivated Joe and his family to establish Play It Foreward 518, Inc., in an effort to help others by “paying it forward.” 


Our game plan is simple, to bring together individuals and businesses of the community to support important and worthwhile causes for those in need.

To date we have raised nearly $200,000 to support local children and their families facing illness and hardship. Funds raised have supported hundreds of local children and families through diversion activities for patients at the Melodies Center at Albany Medical Center and wishes for local children through Make-A-Wish NENY.


To check out what we have been up to check be to follow us on Facebook


We appreciate the support of the local organizations, friends, family and community members that have joined the Play It Foreward 518 team since our inception in 2015.  



2024 Golf Tournament

August 8, 2024

Check-in 8 AM
Shotgun Start 9 AM

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Play It Foreward 518 Merchandise


At request of many of our supporters we are excited to now offer Play It Foreward 518 merchandise for sale. 

At this time we are happy to offer:

  • Play It Foreward 518 T-Shirt

  • Play It Foreward 518 Winter Hat

  • Play It Foreward 518 Under Armour Golf Shirts (Men & Women)

To order, please contact Play It Forward 518 at

Siena Saints Honorary Captain


A special thank you to Siena Athletics for their continued support of the Play It Foreward 518 Honorary Captain Program! 

At each home game of the season, Siena Athletics welcomes a patient of the Melodies Center at each Men's Basketball home game as the Honorary Captain!

Each Honorary Captain and their family enjoyed tickets to the game and the opportunity to present the game ball while serving as the Honorary Captain.


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In the Community


Play It Foreward 518 is honored and thrilled to once again be selected as a reciepent of this year's Stewart's Shops Holiday Match Program. Thank you to all who donated to Stewart's and thank you to Stewart's for your generosity this year!

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