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The Sweet Scientist

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The Sweet Scientist

2021
Currently In Production

Click the contribute button above to help us in this cause. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

The Sweet Scientist is the story of Ray Rinaldi, a gifted athlete and amateur boxer, who has inspired the most vulnerable children in his community when his own career and dreams were curtailed by chance. As a  boxing coach, Ray shapes the lives of countless young men and women in his own gym, using the discipline of boxing to offer structure and teach self-respect, dedication, and discipline. Now 90, Ray fights to continue his legacy through the North and West Area Athletic Education Center.

The Sweet Scientist will serve as a testament to Rinaldi’s decades of service, a powerful and inspiring story of the lasting impact of one man’s selfless mission, and a fundraising tool to support the NWAAEC, located in Syracuse, NY.


Production on The Sweet Scientist began in August of 2018. Our team has shot over 50 hours of footage and we are now in post-production, but there is more work left to do. We are kindly asking for donations to help us finish this film and cement Ray’s legacy.

All donations are tax deductible, and should be submitted to CNY Arts, our fiscal sponsor. Please make checks payable to CNY Arts, Inc., with Ray Rinaldi Film in the memo.

We also accept PayPal. Please use the “Contribute” button above.

CNY Arts, Inc.
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street, 11th Fl.
Syracuse, NY 13202

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