FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOOP-A-PALUZA FEATURES D.A.D. PROGRAM
New York (July 21, 2010) – Sony Music has sponsored the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), in an effort to help bring free therapy services to Autistic and special needs children in Schools, Hospitals, and Community Centers throughout the United States.
The Sony sponsorship for D.A.D. includes all 40 dates for the the Vans Warped Tour, D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo’s World Clinic/Lecture Tour for his Instructional Book/CD “Drum Therapy,” and a U.S. Tour with his new metal band Iceland.
In an effort to help bring more attention to this wonderful cause, several Sony artists such as Eyes Set To Kill, Automatic Love Letter, Emmure, and Hot Chelle Rae, are doing their part by promoting, signing autographs, and selling music at the Warped Tour/Mustache Mania/Sony D.A.D. tent. Other artists such as Bullet For My Valentine, Dillinger Escape Plan, Valencia, Four Year Strong, and The Summer Set are selling their music at the D.A.D. Tent as well. A portion of album sales will go to the D.A.D. Program to help establish free therapy services for special needs children throughout the United States.
“Partnering with Sony Music has been an exciting venture for our organization,” says D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “Working with them allows us to educate kids about the D.A.D. Program in a creative and interactive way.”
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.