On October 12, 2012, The Joseph Maffeo Foundation held its 9th annual Joseph Maffeo Foundation Casino Night raiser. The event took place at the Nicotra’s Ballroom in the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island NY. Nearly 350 people showed up, and all attendees took part of the generosity, gratitude, and hope that filled the room with positive energy towards the fund raising cause for the event. The fundraiser featured Silent Auctions and Casino Gambling. This years’ fundraiser, $7,000 were raised, and $1.5 million dollars have been raised over the course of time with this foundation.
Casino Special Events provided the amusements for the event, which was supplying the casino games. Casino Special Events provided the following casino gambling tables: Texas Hold Em, Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, and Big wheel Money Wheel. The Ballroom was filled with laughter and joy as attendees enjoyed themselves with the casino games and the company of each other.
The Joseph Maffeo Foundation was created by Linda Manfredi in memory of her brother’s, Joseph Maffeo’s, death on 9/11. “It helps us remember of what, and who my brother was. He truly was an individual who was selfless. He gave up himself at the cost of his own life”. The Foundation raises funds through private and corporate donations as well as various annual fundraising events; these funds are for the betterment of the “Women & Children’s Services” at Staten Island University Hospital. At the event, Dr. Brahim Ardolic and Frank Morisano were the recipients for the 9th Annual Staten Island Angel Award. These two individuals were honored this award because of their compassion, commitment, and selflessness to the Staten Island Emergency Medical Care for the years.
In the end, the 9th annual Joseph Maffeo Foundation Casino Night raiser was a great turnout of attendees, and Casino Special Events was enlightened to work with the talented members of the Joseph Maffeo Foundation.
Wilfredo Betance JR