CommunityWire: SAMARITAN DAYTOP FOUNDATION AND VINCENT PITTA RAISE $140,000 AT 4TH ANNUAL GOLF INVITATIONAL & DINNER ON STATEN ISLAND

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Samaritan Daytop Foundation recently honored Staten Island resident and business leader, Ron Scimone, Chief Operating Officer of ADCO Electrical Corporation, at its 4th Annual Golf Invitational & Dinner taking place at Richmond County Country Club.

The Golf invitational was hosted by Vincent F. Pitta, Esq., Board Member of Samaritan Daytop Village, and sponsored by Samaritan Daytop Foundation. The charity event raised a record-breaking $140,000, which translates into enhanced services and activities for clients, including those who receive essential substance use disorder treatment at the agency’s outpatient program on Staten Island. Mr. Pitta, Managing Partner at the firm Pitta LLP, a Labor, Employment and Employee Benefit Law Firm, is also Managing Member of Pitta Bishop & Del Giorno LLC, a consulting, lobbying and government relations firm.

One of New York State’s largest social service agencies, Samaritan Daytop Village provides a continuum of services including substance use disorder treatment, health and mental health care, recovery services, transitional and permanent housing, and specialized programs for veterans and seniors.

Mr. Pitta said, “Over the years, as a Board member and former Chairman of the Daytop Village Foundation, I have been privileged to witness, firsthand, the lifesaving services that Samaritan Daytop Village provides to individuals and their families. As a longtime resident of Staten Island, I have always been very proud of Samaritan Daytop Village’s positive impact on our ever-growing community. We are so pleased this event honoring Ron was our most successful golf invitational ever.”

Mitchell Netburn, President and CEO of Samaritan Daytop Village, said, ”No community is immune from the deadly and devasting impact of substance use disorder. It ruins lives, families and entire neighborhoods. Sadly, Staten Island has seen more than its share of the opioid and drug crisis. Samaritan Daytop Village is indebted to Vincent Pitta for all he’s done to support our lifesaving work in the borough and throughout the State. We also salute Ron Scimone for his outreach to his network which resulted in record donations at this event. We are grateful for all he does for Staten Island.”

The daylong event included a golf tournament, raffle, dinner reception and award presentation to Mr. Scimone. A longtime Staten Island resident and business leader, Mr. Scimone serves as Chief Operating Officer at ADCO Electrical Corporation, one of the region’s leading licensed electrical, telecommunications and data service firms. A 37-year employee at ADCO, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the company which generates $250 million in sales and has 650 employees.

For information on how you can support Samaritan Daytop Village, go to www.samaritanvillage.org

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About Samaritan Daytop Village: For nearly 60 years, Samaritan Daytop Village has been improving the quality of life for New Yorkers. We are nationally recognized for our treatment of substance use disorder as well as for the veteran-specific approach we pioneered. Our continuum of services also includes health and mental health care, transitional and supportive housing, educational and vocational assistance, peer-assisted recovery, and specialized programs for adolescents, families and seniors. Annually, Samaritan Daytop Village serves over 33,000 people at more than 50 facilities throughout New York City, Long Island and upstate New York, and we continue to grow.

Samaritan Daytop Foundation raises funds in support of the life-saving and life-changing work of Samaritan Daytop Village. http://www.samaritanvillage.org/foundation