The baseball park at Second and Erie will be renamed after one of Camden’s youngest heroes: Dominick Andujar.
Dominick, 6, died on Sept. 2 as he tried to defend his sister against a knife-wielding intruder. The man turned the knife on Dominick, slicing his throat and leaving him dead. But Dominick gave the man enough of a struggle that his sister Amber was able to escape and survive.
At a celebration and belated birthday party Friday night for Amber, who turned 12 the night of the attack, Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd and City Council President Frank Moran announced that the park where Dominick played T-ball all summer would be named after him.
The party Friday, held at Cathedral Hall in downtown Camden, was also meant to recognize Dominick’s heroic actions in saving his sisters.
I sat down with Amber and Dominick’s family earlier this week to learn about Dominick’s upbringing and how a spunky 6-year-old was able to stand up to a violent man in the middle of the night. Excerpts from that interview helped shape my story, scheduled to run in tomorrow’s Inquirer.