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 www.unicoscranton.org/piccolo-award.
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.