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LANDING, NJ ( 10-1-2007) Pro-Mark Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer dedicated exclusively to the design, production, and distribution of drumsticks, mallets, and percussion accessories, has joined forces with the celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo, and his non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities).

In a joint statement, Pro-Mark’s Director of Sales Worldwide said, “Through the D.A.D. Program, Pat Gesualdo has been working diligently for years to raise public awareness as to the benefits of playing drums and the positive affects it has on people with learning disabilities. We are very happy to be a part of his efforts going forward, and to welcome him to our family of product endorsers.”

“The D.A.D. Program is extremely grateful to have Pro-Mark’s support,” said D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “All of the D.A.D. Program drum therapists throughout the world use a wide variety of the high quality products that Pro-Mark is known for. This enables us to integrate our program even more effectively.”


Drums and Disabilities (D.A.D.),is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit research program. 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 special needs children develop physical and cognitive functioning.

Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and parents join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.

D.A.D. is also the parent company of the Metal Hall of Fame, which holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the Iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making hard rock and heavy metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Metal Hall of Fame helps to raise funds for D.A.D., which provides free therapy programs for special needs children, adults, and wounded veterans throughout the United States.

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