FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK YANKEES ENDORSE D.A.D. PROGRAM
TOWACO, NJ, (MAY 1, 2006) – The New York Yankees have endorsed the award winning non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities).
“Having spent fours years in a music high school, I learned to appreciate the value of music, as it was a learning tool in my development. Pat’s is doing a great thing with the use of music as well,” said Yankees All-Star Bernie Williams. “It was a great honor to spend time with Joe Torre, Bernie Williams, and many Yankees players,” says D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo.” Bernie and I spoke about how much we both love music at a recent game. It was a great honor to spend sometime with him and team.”
ABOUT THE NEW YORK YANKEES
One of the most successful franchises in professional sports history, the Yankees have won 18 division titles, 40 AL pennants, and 27 World Series championships, all of which are MLB records. Forty-four Yankees players and 11 Yankees managers have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra.
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.