Drug Crisis in Our Backyard is hosting with co-sponsor, the Italian American Club of Mahopac, a free four-week self defense series at the Italian American Club (141 Buckshollow Road, Mahopac) every Monday, Nov. 2 through Nov. 23, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Parents and children ages 8-16 are welcome and encouraged to attend one or more classes. The class is taught by Davide Gristina, the owner of self-defense Krav Maga New York, and provides a rare opportunity for parents and children to share in a unique bonding experience through which they can learn and grow together. In between wrist grabs and strikes, the program offers our youth a chance to uncover that they already are self-reliant and able to cope in the face of danger. Following each class’ warm-up and self-defense tactics, Gristina dedicates time to cultivate character development, using acting to foster the value of qualities like modesty, courtesy and assertiveness. It’s a lesson in self-discovery as much as self-defense.
Thank you Ariana DiLorenzo for organizing this event. The Italian American Club is always proud to support activities and events that benefit the American Cancer Society!
Congratulations to Marco Fiumara, Nicholas Russo, and Connie Morizio of Mahopac High School who were the recipients of the 2015 Italian American Club of Mahopac Scholarship Awards. Club's President Giulio Cefaloni presented the awards alongside Town of Carmel Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt, Councilman Frank Lombardi and Superintendent of Highways Michael Simone.
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. And each year, the Italian American Club of Mahopac participates in the Relay for Life activities to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This year, once again, we sold zeppoles, ice cream, cookies, and many other Italian delicacies at the Mahopac Relay for Life event and we were thrilled to have raised over $2,500 for the movement. We also partner with the Putnam Valley High School's "Make a Difference" club who do a fantastic job during the year to raise additional money for the American Cancer Society.