For Love of Family and Baseball

Philanthropic is an adjective describing someone who seeks to promote the welfare of others.  There is no better way to describe the heart of Paul Sioros and his late wife Shirley.

In February of 2015, Mr. Sioros saw his wife’s vision for Radford Baseball come to fruition.  Thanks to the generosity of the Sioros family, Radford Athletics welcomed the addition of a new video scoreboard to the Radford Baseball facility. 

“I feel fortunate that I was able to be the facilitator of this project to fulfill my wife’s dream, and show our support of Ed Butler,” said Sioros.  Radford University alumnus and Colorado Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler is Sioros’ step-grandson.

The new video scoreboard features a 35-foot, high-definition display, and sits atop an inning-by-inning scoreboard.  Head Baseball Coach Joe Raccuia ’95 believes this project has helped take Radford Baseball to the next level, “This addition is going to give a better fan experience for anyone who is in the stadium.”

Raccuia and Sioros have formed a special bond.  “Mr. Sioros has become more than just a supporter of the program,” Raccuia said.  “He has become a personal friend.”

Sioros sees the completion of this project as a great avenue to remember his wife, “Unfortunately my wife passed away last January, and is not able to see her dream come true. However, I am personally very excited.”