FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW JERSEY NETS AND D.A.D. TEAM UP TO SLAM DUNK AUTISM
LANDING, NJ (OCTOBER 18, 2008) – The New Jersey Nets have teamed up with the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums And Disabilities), in an effort to help children in NJ fight Autism. The event recently took place at the Meadowlands IZOD Arena, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and featured 200 special needs children from the Bergen County school system. Sponsors of the event were Zildjian Cymbals, and Liquid Lightning Energy Drink.
“It is wonderful to have the New Jersey Nets join with Pat Gesualdo and his D.A.D. Program, in an effort to help children fight Autism,” says Liz Hall of the New Jersey Nets.
“The New Jersey Nets, Liquid Lightning Energy Drink, and the DAD Program are working together to fight Autism, and various disabilities,” says D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “We are doing what we can to bring awareness to this cause, and by working together, we can help these children have a brighter future.”
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.