Inaugural Brian Piccolo Awards Dinner Set for May 12th

Piccolo Committee

The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National will recognize an outstanding Italian-American male and female student-athlete at the Chapter’s inaugural Brian Piccolo Awards Dinner to be held at Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant in Old Forge on Tuesday, May 12, at 6 p.m. Applicants will be graduating seniors from one of the 14 high schools in Lackawanna County.

Successful candidates should exemplify the same qualities and characteristics demonstrated during Brian Piccolo’s life: Determination, hard work, integrity, leadership, courage, loyalty, friendship, teamwork, dedication, sense of humor and anti-bias; not simply based on individual athletic achievement.

Deadline for applicants will be Friday, Feb. 14. Applications and information for this award may be accessed at

Committee members include Jim Brogna, Scranton Chapter president and UNICO Scranton Foundation; Chris DiMattio, past national president; Lisa Bieri and Ann Genett, Piccolo Award committee; Frank Blasi, Esq., UNICO Scranton Foundation; Melanie Naro, board chair and Cindy Farino, Piccolo Award committee.

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