Wounded Warrior Benefit

Written by HYC.

On July 27, 2013 the 2nd annual fundraising  event and fishing  tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior’s Project ( “WWP”)  took place. It was a day for many of us  to remember and honor those special people who serve  in our military. We were honored to have 2 wounded warriors, Zachary Phillips and Sergio Cano   who traveled from Walter Reed hospital ,  and several other local veterans participate in the fishing  tournament . Sergio, his father  and Zach  enjoyed the day fishing on John Santatga’s boat. Thanks John

We had  90 people make donations  to the  WWP and 33 local business contribute various prizes, liquid refreshments food for the barbeque in the after. Thank you to all who helped make this a great events, Your generosity enabled us to raise $5,900 for the WWP.

Zachary and Sergio received official citations  from the City of Stamford “, office of the Mayor in recognition of their ”Brave and  and dedicated service in the armed forces in defense of freedom  of people around the world. You have served with honor, selfless commitment and great sacrifice for which we will be forever grateful”.

Approximately  65 people  participated  in the  fishing tournament. Frank DiPietro  won first place for the largest bluefish. Zach and Sergio fished with John Santagata, owner of Fish Tails Tackle Shop.

We especially would like to thank the volunteers who helped make this day possible:

Dan Pasqua,  Fred Pasqua,  John  and Phyliss Pugliesi,   John and Lisa Ryan, Chris Covino, Tucker Costanzo. Linda Gatto, Charmaine Rawsthorne, Sophie Buzzeo , Donna Buzzeo, Noel Kondub. Madeline Kondub, Rick Prelli, Larry Giannattasio and Diane Bratner

We are grateful for the following local business who donated to this special day

Grade A Shoprite, Café Silvium, Fish Tails Tackle Shop, Fiddler’s Green Restaurant, Tomato Tomato Restaurant, Sals Pastry Shop, Angela Mia Bakery, Stop & Shop, Stamford Ford Lincoln, Hank Mays of Stamford, Greenwich Hyatt Regency, C & G Crystal and Collectibles, Dinosaur Barb-B-Que, Zody’s 19th Hole, Pellicci’s Restaurant, Summer Street Dairy Queen, Wedge Inn, Boatyard at Smokey Joes BBQ, Bev Max of Stamford, Michael’s Pizza, Stamford Marriott, The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s, Pete’s Place Tackle Shop, Hope Street Pizza, Bella Nonna Restaurant, Liz –Sue Bagels, Amusements Unlimited Co., Morley Companies Inc.. Di Mare Pastry Shop, De Julio’s Sausage Co, Elm Street Diner, Shippan Scuba Diving Services LLC

Link to the Channel 12 Story

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