FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STONE PONY TO HOLD D.A.D. BENEFIT CONCERT
MT. ARLINGTON, NJ (August 7, 2008) – The Legendary Stone Pony Nightclub will hold a benefit concert for the celebrated non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), on August 30, 2008, 7:00PM. All proceeds go to helping children fight Autism in schools and communities throughout New Jersey. Ticket Prices are $10.00. Top New Jersey Bands will be performing at the event, including Keith Kenny, Almost There, Smokin’ Aces, Lunar Electric, and the Amber Blues Band.
The benefit concert is sponsored by Pepsi-Cola, Frank’s Pontiac-GMC, The Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Zildjian Cymbals. All donations are 100% tax deductible, and will be used for implementing special needs programs for autistic children in schools and communities throughout New Jersey.
“We are very proud and excited to team up with D.A.D., and help children fight disabilities throughout New Jersey,” says Danni Challender, manager for the Amber Blues Band, and the promoter for the benefit concert.
“The National autism epidemic has increased 172% over the past ten years,” said D.A.D. President-CEO Pat Gesualdo. “New Jersey has the highest autism rate in the country, and the Stone Pony and the Amber Blues Band are great partners in helping us bring our therapy program to as many of these children in New Jersey as possible.”
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.