FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WWE, NY GIANTS, AND GUITAR CENTER JOIN FORCES WITH D.A.D.
East Rutherford N.J. (MARCH 14, 2004) – The WWE Superstars, Guitar Center Executives, and the NY Giants stars, will join forces with the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums And Disabilities) and present a special D.A.D. award to New York City School officials, at WWE RAW Live, March 14, 2004, at the Meadowlands Izod Arena. New York City School Officials will receive the D.A.D. award presented by celebrated drum virtuoso/D.A.D. Founder-CEO Pat Gesualdo, WWE Superstar Trish Stratus, various NY Giants stars, and WWE World Tag Team Champion Booker T. Pat Gesualdo will also appear at WWE WrestleMania XX, at Madison Square Garden.
“We want all children to know that music is an important part of their lives, and also how important the D.A.D. Program is,” said the WWE.” “Pat Gesualdo and D.A.D. are making a difference in the lives of youth with learning disabilities through music. We are proud to offer our support to such an important and worthwhile program,” said NY Giants community relations coordinator Ethan Medley. “We welcome the opportunity to be the home base for the D.A.D. Program,” said Guitar Center’s regional Vice President.
“It is a great honor to join with the WWE Superstars, Guitar Center Executives, and NY Giants superstars, to present a D.A.D. award to New York City School officials,” said D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo.” “We are all working together to help even more special needs children and adults.”
Celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo beat a severe battle with a disability as a child, and went on to pioneer the Healing Art of Drum Therapy. Gesualdo is also the Founder/CEO of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities.) Psychologists, neuroscientists, law enforcement agencies, special needs therapists, child protective service agencies, and teachers in over 15 countries use the D.A.D. Program to help the special needs population develop physical and cognitive functioning. D.A.D. is the top 5% most viewed profile on LinkedIn.
D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo was invited to the White House to meet the President, in an effort to have D.A.D. help wounded soldiers. The U.S. Department of State brought D.A.D. to Israel, to help disabled Israeli and Palestinian children in the West Bank region. Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and community leaders join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.