Testimonies

“I never knew Steve Barbato until 2018. He reached out after the acute death of my 17 year old daughter, Maddie Potts, who succumbed to a brain aneurysm during a home soccer game. He wanted to help in any way he knew how. I have since learned that Steve is the most sincere and hard working man I will ever meet. He has consistently helped with Maddie’s Foundation in ways I could have never imagined. Stevie B Sports has helped us raise well over $10K with his amazing, organized auctions. His memorabilia is unlike any I have ever seen and I have been involved in athletics and fundraising on many levels for the past 25 years. Steve never ceases to amaze me with his contacts and more importantly, his constant energy and compassion to help others raise money as well. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with him!”

Stephanie Potts, President and Founder, The Maddie Potts Foundation

“Steve and I came to know each other through a friend of my daughter’s who was looking to honor her by having a Tom Brady#12 jersey signed by Tom Brady himself. Steve showed up with an authentic framed and signed jersey within days and donated it to a silent auction which raises money for Sepsis, in honor of my daughter Gianna who died suddenly in 2017 from Sepsis. We became amazing friends, we still are. And the jersey was auctioned off for a few thousand dollars, every cent of it going towards the Gianna Cirella Memorial Fund which actively works to fight sepsis and bring awareness, as well as offer scholarships to for students at Toll Gate High School every year. Without this amazing donation from Stevie B Sports Memorabilia and so many every year following, we never would have been able to kick off our first event with such great accomplishment.”

– Tara Cirella, Mother and Founder, Gianna Cirella Foundation

“I have been associated with Stevie B. Sports for over 10 years. I began using his services in my own industry of health care, whether it be a golf tournament or silent auction or just a donation and Steve always comes through. Stevie B. Sports is a great fundraising partner to work with because they are sensitive to the tight budget of a fundraiser. The best part is the items are on consignment so if the item does not sell, just give it back to Steve and save it for the next fundraiser. When a neighbor of ours was in treatment for cancer, I asked Steve for a Wes Welker item (the 15 year old’s favorite player) to bring to the hospital. Not only did Steve have the item but he gave it to us for the boy at NO charge. I would recommend Stevie B. Sports for your next fundraising effort or sports memorabilia needs without hesitation.”

Ben Ricci, Vice President Regional Operations, Brookdale Senior Living

“I have known Stevie B for many years and have called on him for several events. He is always willing to extend a helping hand and his silent auction items are top notch. Steve really cares about each and every event he is part of and is always willing to go above and beyond expectations. Not only does he help organize your silent auction, he is always willing to help with sponsorship and take part in your event. I always know who I’m going to call if I have an event or fundraiser to put together.”

Jennifer Dolbashian, Owner, JzDesignz

“I’ve used Stevie B Sports numerous times for a variety of fundraising events. He always has a great array of items, his pricing is outstanding, and all of his autographed memorabilia is authenticated. He provides a complete line of pictures, jerseys, themed items and more encompassing sports and entertainment. Steve is very professional in his dealings with your group, providing all the necessary setup and follow through for both live and silent auctions. It’s a great way for an organization to raise additional funds.”

Jeff Chase, President, Valley Country Club

“I have known Steve for several years now. I can never express enough thanks to him.  Whenever something was needed for charity events, school raffles or any other event, I could always count on him without hesitating. He would send several items as well as ask how else he could assist. Thank you Steve for caring and all you do for each and every one of us. You are truly amazing!”

Dave Joyal, Comcast

“I had a bartender who’s father unexpectedly passed away and with no family members but herself she wasn’t sure how she was going to be able to pay for the funeral expenses. So I got with my staff and decided to have a fundraiser for her fathers funeral expenses. After putting some thought into I said I’m going to call Stevie B Sports and see what he could do for us. I had explained to him the situation and he immediately said he would bring a bunch of memorabilia for us to auction off and boy did he ever. He came with all of the hottest New England Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins players jersey, pictures and footballs. You name it he had it. The silent auction was such a success that my bartender was able to give her father a proper burial and more thanks to Stevie B Sports. He went above and beyond to help us out and I couldn’t thank him enough for is kindness and generosity!!! A true gentlemen and a great person!!!!!  Thank you Stevie B!”

Todd Rizzo, Owner, The Office Kitchen and Bar

“We have worked with Stevie B Sports for many years. He has been a great contributor and asset to our yearly fundraising efforts, and is always a pleasure to work with. His professionalism and and ease of ordering is top notch. We would highly recommend Stevie B Sports to anyone looking for sports memorabilia for any occasion.”

Captain Nate Slinn, Scallywags BBQ, Friends of Jake

“Stevie B Sports was a huge help for my very first charity event for my nieces charity ‘Layla’s Dream’. Stevie B was hands on and did all of the set up and then cut us a check at the end. It was so simple for us, we didn’t have to lift a finger. Stevie did all the work and brought some great items to auction off. In the end, every item sold and we made a ton for my for my nieces charity. I would definitely recommend him for your next event.”

Joe Kyata, NBC News Sportscaster

“Steve B Sports did a silent auction for a fundraiser I had for my dad who had a lung transplant. We had about 150 people that attended. The guests couldn’t believe the pieces that Stevie B had set up! They were going crazy over the sports memorabilia that was displayed. Stevie was very organized, very professional, and has an awesome personality! He knew everything about each piece that he had there. After the fundraiser was over I was still getting phone calls from people that wanted to buy pieces since he had such awesome stuff! If you’re looking for someone to do any type of silent auction for any occasion, with the best sports memorabilia you can get your hands on, Stevie B is your guy!!! He’s the best!!! Thanks Stevie B!”

Rene Acciardo, Daughter

“I have been so fortunate to work with Stevie B on numerous fundraising event. He truly goes above and beyond for everyone. He has an enormous heart, a true friend and God send to all of us. I would recommend him to anyone for all your occasions. Can’t thank him enough. Keep up the great work!”

Steve Mckendall, Warwick F.O.P (Faternal Order of Police)

“Stevie B Sports has been an amazing partner to St. Rose of Lima School. The quality and variety of sports memorabilia he offers for your fundraiser gets all ages interested in participating in raising money for your event. But what really makes Stevie B Sports special is the owner, Steven. He puts his heart and soul into your event and tries to help you make it the best it can be! His generosity in helping our school is greatly appreciated.  We are repeat customers and look forward to the next school event where we will partner with Stevie B Sports.”

Kim Newton, School Fundraising Member and School Mom

“I am so pleased to write on behalf of Steven Barbato of Stevie B Sports. For many years, I had the opportunity to conduct a golf tournament fundraiser for the Society of St. Vincent DaPaul. The funds raised through this organization provided those in need with such items as heating fuel, clothing and food just to name a few. Even during difficult times, the one thing I could always rely on was the extreme generosity of Stevie B. Through silent auctions and charitable donations, the success of our fundraiser could never have been possible without the assistance and selflessness of Steve.”

Mike Martuffi, Head of Society, St. Vincent DaPaul

“Over the years, our non-profit has reached out to the community to help with various raffles and events. Steve has ALWAYS donated (and usually way more than we ask for) to every single event or raffle we have held. Much of what we do would not be possible without his generosity. His kind and giving heart is so appreciated by not only us but hundreds of people all over! Additionally, whenever we need a last-minute gift, we know that we can always reach out to Steve and he has tons of authentic pictures available! Steve will always be our go-to sports guy!” 

Amanda & Michelle, Founders, Memere’s Mission 

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