Ron Scarpelli, Jimmy Capparelle (Treasurer of the St. Lawrence Club) and Dom Delfino, owner of Joey B’s at the Cos Cob Riders fundraiser for Kids in Crisis, April 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Multiple motorcycle groups descended upon the corner of River Road Ext and Valley Road in Cos Cob on Saturday for a night of dinner, drinks and dancing for a great cause. The event was planned by the Cos Cob Riders, a group of bike enthusiasts with a passion for charity work in Greenwich and beyond.
The band Fast Forward filled the St. Lawrence Club with rock and roll music spanning the decades. In fact the club itself has a long history dating back to 1923.
With so many motorcycle clubs invited to the event, the turnout was tremendous. Paul Romanchuk estimated about 300 turned out for the fundraiser, which benefited Kids in Crisis. The organization recently had its entire state funding cut.
Cos Cob Riders president Rocco Ceci said he was very pleased with the turnout. For just a $20 donation, supporters of Kids in Crisis had a delicious meal, and enjoyed live music from the Fast Forward Band.
The Cos Cob Riders have a reciprocal agreement with several other club sand go to each other’s charity fundraisers. Clubs that attended the event included Mercenaries, Resurrection, Eagle Riders 588, Charter Oak and Old Bones.
Cos Cob Riders president Rocco L Ceci and the Cos Cob Riders members the fundraiser for Kids in Crisis at St. Lawrence Club on April 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
The band Fast Forward includes Jimmy Abbate on drums. Jimmy is Vice President of the Cos Cob Riders. Credit: Leslie Yager
Rocco Ceci, president of the Cos Cob Riders with Carolyn Tyler. April 16, 2016
Cos Cob Riders at the St. Lawrence Club, April 16, 2016
The Cos Cob Riders setting up the St. Lawrence Club in anticipation of what would be a very successful fundraiser for Kids in Crisis.
Ron and Sandy Scarpelli at the fundraiser for Kids in Crisis at the St. Lawrence Club, April 176, 2016 Credit Leslie Yager
Irene Dietrich, Linda Moshier, Melissa Crawford and Peggy Curcio enjoy the fundraiser at St. Lawrence Club to benefit Kids in Crisis. April 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Bartenders Mark Longo and John McHugh. April 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Laura and Jimmy Abbate (vice president of Cos Cob Riders) make an announcement about raffle opportunities at the Cos Cob Riders benefit for Kids in Crisis, April 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Russell Janice from the Eagle Riders of Norwalk buys some raffle tickets from Patti Thomas at the fundraiser for Kids in Crisis at St. Lawrence Club on April 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
The band Fast Forward played at the Kids in Crisis fundraiser at St. Lawrence Club.
A group from the Eagle Riders 588 included Sgt. at Arms Mike “Hard Drive” Blank and Treasurer Nick “Cheese” Marsan. April 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager
Dom and Lucretia Delfino with Dom Jr, Justin and Lorenzo. April 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager