Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation

Approximately 1,500 participants, volunteers and spectators filled Lock 3 in Akron for the second annual Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation Il Palio del Drappo Verde e Rosso race on July 14, 2012. The first-place male participant was Christopher Alto, who completed the 5K course in 15.40 and was awarded the coveted red cloth. Maria Moore won the women's division for the second straight year with a time of 18:12 and was awarded the green cloth. Approximately 500 runners registered for the event and an even larger number were part of the one-mile walk/fun run. For the first time, a kids' fun run was held, which was a huge hit for future superstars!


The Foundation is thankful to many people, in addition to our generous sponsors who are listed below, for making the day a success. These supporters include Chuck Collins of WAKR, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic, Congresswoman Betty Sutton, The City of Akron, Dr. Terry Gordon, Fr. Mike Ausperk, DJ Mimo who set the mood for the race, Sgt. Mike Vavro and the Akron Police Department, The Peanut Shop, the Italian- American Festival Committee, Girl Scout Troop 1016, Coach Julie Jones and the University of Akron Women's Softball Team, our race- day volunteers and Angel sponsors.


The Foundation gives special thanks to the race committee, which consisted of Carol Peter (chair), Mike Ciccolini, Getta Cornici, Amy Dalesandro, Jack & Amy DeLeo, Joe Fantozzi, Katie Greenwald, Katherine Kneeland, Dave Lombardi, Rob McCarty, Jon Oldham (course director), David Peter, Christina Pilolli-Stires, Laura Schlosser (volunteer coordinator) and Tom, Linda & Chris Teodosio.


At the Festival Scholarship Breakfast immediately following the race, the Foundation awarded a scholarship in Andrea's memory to Jennah Romansky, who will be attending Rutgers University in the fall. Congratulations and Good luck, Jennah!


The Foundation is grateful for the many folks who stopped by the Festival booth to talk and share stories of Andrea and support the Foundation. John Dalessandro, President of the Council of Italian-American Societies, pulled the winning raffle ticket on Sunday evening. The winner of the lotto raffle was David Utley, and Katie Herman won the gift basket donated by Haley Petrucelli.


Make sure to save the date for next year's event: July 13, 2013.