Fight Night! Round V Pietro vs. DMD The Anniversary Knock Out
Fight Night Round V - Pietro vs. DMD March 9th 2017
Thank you to everyone who took part in our fifth annual FIGHT NIGHT ROUND V, at the El Caribe on March 9th. This year was extremely special because it is the first year in five years we have hope. It has been five years since the inception of Pietrosfight and within five years’ doctors are now telling parents with children diagnose with DMD we have options. Medicine is on the brink of a breakthrough. Today there over a dozen clinical trials; five years ago, there was not one. We all come out to Fight Night to raise awareness and funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and most importantly to celebrate Pietro Joseph Scarso. The outreach we receive from our donors, our families and our friends truly blows us away.
A huge THANK YOU to all our Fight Sponsors. Without your continued support, we would not be able to have such a successful event and raise funds to put it in the hands of researchers and doctors with promising treatments for DMD. Thank you to Bay Ridge Honda and The Sabbagh Family, Investors Bank, The Mastorakis Family, Investors Bank, Antonio and Villabate, Empire State Bank, Ben Bay Realty , The Vitali Family, LoJack, Approved Oil, The Moniaros Family, Team AG , Bubbles and Suds laundry, Jabour Realty, East Coast Energy Foundation Inc, Geico, Life Quality Motor Sales, New York Building Congress, Empire City Labs, Floral Fantasy/ Scarpaci, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, Lions Club, Sinemax, Marino, SR Entertainment, Kapture, and El Caribe.
This year we honored four special people: Mr. Rocco Coluccio Jr. of Menny Memories and Coluccio & Sons with the “The Love Fighter Award”. It was through his DJ Entertainment business that fate would bring him to our family and soon become a very big part of our fight to end DMD. Rocco is always there for us willing to help and do whatever he can for his buddy Pietro. If you ask Rocco what he is doing this week it is different last. He is always looking for new ventures and new ways to broaden his horizons. He talks about Pietro to whomever he meets. And is always looking for new ways for us to raise awareness and find a cure to keep his buddy here forever. Mr. Antonio Alaimo of Villabate Bakery with “The Cure Fighter Award” It was our first event and Antonio reached out to us and said how can I help? What can I do? Your son is too cute. I’m coming to the event I’m baking the cake and it’s going to be great. And that has been Antonio since day one of Pietrosfight. He is a decorated Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. Upon being honorably discharged from the military, Antonio attended the Institute of Culinary Education, obtaining his diploma in Pastry and Baking Arts. Today, Antonio is a managing partner at Villabate Alba Pasticceria & Bakery L.L.C. and works with multiple charitable organizations throughout the community. Thank you so much Antonio for all your support throughout the years.
Ms. Maria Castellano of Ben Bay Realty with the “The Ultimate Fighter Award”. Maria is a prominent business woman whose diverse skills and capabilities have fostered her growth in numerous areas of expertise. Her passion for real estate is contagious and her dedication to the community is manifested in her work. Maria has proved to be an extremely valuable asset to Ben Bay Realty Company and continues to prove her powerful essence of character in the business world. Maria is such a breath of fresh air, always smiling and laughing. Since our first event, she contacted Samantha and said she wanted to help and be involved in every way. And that she has. We cannot thank you enough for your continued support.
And last but certainly not least Mr. Mr. Charles Fabbella of Ben Bay Realty - “The Ultimate Fighter Award”. Charles Fabbella is a well-known Real Estate Professional and Business man in the New York area with over 15 years experience. Charles manages the careers of 60+ agents, provides stable jobs, helps families find homes and helps businesses & builders obtain commercial sites in which they need to succeed, and has made it a point to always give back to the communities he serves. Charles loves and prides himself in what he does so much that he was able to trademark the phrase “Specializing in all your Real Estate needs®” and “Life. It’s how you live it®”. His true passion is real estate & giving back.
A big THANK YOU to Bay Ridge Honda for donating a Brand New Honda Accord to be raffled off year after year. Their commitment to Pietrosfight.org is helping change the future and improve the lives of all boys with DMD.
A special THANK YOU to Senator Golden, who has been fighting with us day after day, side by side since day one. His commitment to this foundation is truly remarkable and we can’t thank him enough. Pietro is just in love with him. Bay Ridge is lucky to have a leader that truly cares about his community.
A warm THANK YOU to everyone who placed an advertisement in our journal, donated something to be raffled off or donated their time and energy at each event with their services: the El Caribe for an amazing venue, Daniel Marino for photography, Stas Furman from Sinemax for video, DJ Steven Retas from SR Entertainment for the entertainment, Kapture for the photo booth, Villabate and Aunt Butchies for the dessert. Last but certainly not least, THANK YOU to all of Pietrosfight volunteers. You make this evening come to life and I cannot thank you enough.
Pietro has the best support team a boy could ask for. After every successful event we celebrate how far we have come, the advancements we have made, and the hope that exists. Our family, and now yours, has embarked on this mission of love, vowing to fight for a cure. It is our FIGHT that these boys will have a future and live a normal life and do great things. It is our FIGHT that you will read this and think of ways to continue FIGHTING with us. It is our FIGHT to find a CURE. Our job is far from done. Help us give more money to new treatments. Help us give more kids the opportunity for clinical trials. Help us foster the incredible breakthroughs in new medicine. Help Pietro be the greatest! On behalf of all boys and families facing DMD, we thank you. Pietro is blessed to be a part of a selfless community. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for being a vital part of this historic and bold effort! Visit http://danmarinoevents.com to view & download all pictures from fight night. THANK YOU DAN MARINO & Marino Photography!