2019 Event Recap

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The Kids for Kids fundraising events of 2019 were a huge success – raising over $1.3 million! We cannot thank our generous sponsors enough for their commitment to Kids for Kids and their enthusiastic support of our events. The success of each event individually and the year as a whole would not be possible without the thousands of attendees and donors supporting each facet of our fundraising.

2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament

When:

Thursday, January 7, 2019

Where:

Salesforce Tower, NYC

Presented By:

Enobrac Plumbing & John Carbone

Benefiting:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Total Raised:

$60,845

Event Lead:

John Esslinger

Event Committee Members:

John Carbone, Todd Marcus, Mike Burke, Marilouise Ruggiero, Tommy Barberio, Antonio Froio, Gabriela Cisneros, Jenna Fantauzzi, Paul Lombardozzi, Robert Catalano

Event Highlights:

  • Jeff Nook and Casey Rust of Gil-Bar Industries take the Tournament Cup and are crowned Cornhole Champions! They beat out 64 Cornhole Teams.
  • Several other lucky winners were those of our raffles.
  • Special thank you to all our vendors.
  • Lastly, this tournament would have never been possible without the generosity of William Vazquez and his CBRE team for donating this space overlooking Bryant Park is now occupied by TIME Magazine.

Spring Sporting Clays Fundraiser

When:

Friday, April 12, 2019

Where:

Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds, Millbrook, NY

Presented By:

JDP Mechanical & Charlie Medici

Benefiting:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Total Raised:

$157,000

Event Lead:

Nick Raineri

Event Committee Members:

Craig Shapiro, John Corallo, Todd Marcus, Nail Capri, Todd Baslin, Brian Baslin, Fabio Migliaccio, Antonio Biondi, Danny Fontana, Brian Kaminskey, Lenny Knief, Michael Borrero, Steve Palladino, Paul Lombardozzi, Robert Catalano

Racing for a Cure

When:

Monday, April 15, 2019

Where:

Monticello Motor Club, Monticello, NY

Presented By:

NEBR & Brian Kaminskey
Raineri Jewelers & Nick Raineri

Benefiting:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Total Raised:

$122,700

Event Lead:

Brian Kaminskey

Event Highlights:

  • Bobby Hotaling of Hotaling Group was the winner of our Datejust Rolex and a custom suit made by world-renowned designer Domenico Vacca. Steve Palladino of SMP Supply Corp also won a custom suit by the Italian designer.
  • Special Thank You to Ari Straus and Phil Reed of Monticello Motor Club along with their amazing staff for making this event an unforgettable one for our guests!

Lunch at Rao’s

Rao's Gallery

When:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Where:

Rao’s, NYC

Benefiting:

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children

Total Raised:

$56,140

 

10th Annual Golf Outing

When:

Monday, September 16, 2019

Where:

Glen Oaks Club, Old Westbury, NY

Presented By:

A1 Roofing and Vincent & John Malizia

Benefiting:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Total Raised:

$420,242

Event Lead:

Joseph Capone

Event Committee Members:

Brad Gruber, Ryan Dempsey, Chris Paquette, Vincent Malizia, Todd Marcus, Paul Lombardozzi, Robert Catalano

11th Annual Family Fun Day

When:

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Where:

Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY

Benefiting:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Total Raised:

Celebrated raising $1.4 million throughout the year.

Event Lead:

Robert Catalano

Event Committee Members:

John Carbone, Joseph Capone, Ken Burnett, Brian Kaminskey, Todd Marcus, Todd Baslin, Brian Baslin, Marilouise Ruggiero, Richard Heller, Michael Borrero, John Esslinger, Paul Lombardozzi, Michael Guarnaccia, Craig Shapiro, Danny Fontana, Fabio Migliaccio, Nick Raineri, Antonio Biondi, Bob Bicocchi, Mike Burke, Nail Capri, John Corallo, Joe Deal, Lenny Knief, Steve Palladino, Adam Rosner, Alex Trotta, Brian Zall, Jim Halpin, Jason Dove, William Vazquez, Dina Levinson, Edina Limo

Fall Sporting Clays Fundraiser

When:

Friday, October 18, 2019

Where:

Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds, Millbrook, NY

Presented By:

Benjamin Maintenance & Elli Rusi
Orange County Ironworks & Dan Teutul

Benefiting:

Maimonides Medical Center

Total Raised:

$162,140

Event Lead:

Nick Raineri

Event Committee Members:

Craig Shapiro, Todd Marcus, Nail Capri, Todd Baslin, Brian Baslin, Fabio Migliaccio, Antonio Biondi, Danny Fontana, Lenny Knief, Michael Borrero, Steve Palladino, Paul Lombardozzi, Robert Catalano, Dykota Hillman

Event Highlights:

  • Beretta Winner — Polaris Sportsman 450 ATV went home with Charles DePuthod of INF Associates. Adrian Rusi of Benjamin Maintenance, winner of the Datejust Rolex, put it up for auction raising an additional $7,000 on the day.

Due Process Golf Classic

When:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Where:

Due Process Stables Golf Course, Colts Neck, NJ

Benefiting:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Total Raised:

$165,000

Event Lead:

Paul Lombardozzi

Event Committee Members:

Todd Marcus, Robert Catalano, Mike Burke, Nick Raineri, Bob Bicocchi, Richard Colucci

3rd Annual Winter Ball

When:

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Where:

Oheka Castle, Huntington, NY

Presented By:

Farrell Fritz & Robert Sandler

Benefiting:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Total Raised:

$185,725

Event Leads:

Jayson Siano & Joe Deal

Event Committee Members:

Russel & Jana Helbling, Alberto Fiorini, Gina Baxter, Joe Rossi, Paul Lombardozzi, Jeremy Lieberman

2nd Annual Cigar Night

When:

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Where:

Grand Havana Room, NYC

Presented By:

RNW Electric & Wayne Hamilton

Benefiting:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Total Raised:

$150,275

Event Leads:

Sal Amato, John Esslinger, Lenny Knief & Steve Palladino

Event Committee Members:

Robert Catalano, Paul Lombardozzi, Todd Marcus, Nick Raineri