Standing room only at Sons of Italy fundraiser for Par-Troy Wrestling

Ralph Rocco, Joe Jannarone and June Medina. Joe is holding a plaque presented to the Sons of Italy for their support to Par-Troy Wrestling

PARSIPPANY — Sons of Italy Chapter 2561 sponsored a fundraiser for Par-Troy Wrestling Club.  The fundraiser was held at Parsippany Volunteer Fire District 5, 180 Old Bloomfield Road on Saturday, February 25.

Included with the pasta dinner, cooked by the Sons of Italy members, are homemade meatballs, bread, salad and dessert.

The Sons of Italy and Par-Troy Wrestling Team would like to thank the following for contributing to the door prizes and raffles: Vincent Ferrara, Italian American Police Society of NJ, Sons of Italy Lodge #2561, Longhorn Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Eccola Italian Bistro, Verde Ristorante, IHOP, Tabor Pizzeria, Gourmet Café, Churrasco Grill, Houlihan’s, TGIF, Modell’s, Home Depot, Smashburger, Pinnacle Athletic Development, Coach John-Drumline Live tickets and Towne Tavern. A special thanks to Parsippany Volunteer District 5 for donating the facilities for the event.

Board Member, June Madia, Par-Troy Wrestling Team presented Joe Jannarone, Jr., President of the Sons of Italy 2561 with a plaque thanking the Sons of Italy for all their hard work in preparing the food for the fundraiser.

Par-Troy Wrestling board members are June Madia, Linda Gohn, Ralph Rocco, Kim Doktor,
Cris Parente, Pat Rocco, Gabe Nazziola  and Dan Ilic.

Parsippany is such a large town that its children’s wrestling programs are traditionally split into two teams – the Parsippany Redhawks and the Parsippany Hills Vikings. Both had long-established histories, successes, and victories. As strong as both teams functioned separately, coaches, wrestlers, and parents knew that if they joined forces to create one team Parsippany Wrestling would become a major squad.

This became a reality in the spring of 2010. The Par-Troy Wrestling Club was formed with the motto, “One Town. One Team.”

PTWC registers children from grades kindergarten through eighth grade and participates in a number of competitive wrestling leagues. Their function with a full Executive Board and Executive Committee Members. Their major annual fundraiser is a two-day Holiday Tournament with teams gathering from all over. Over the years PTWC boasts successes of all the kids, including:

  • New Jersey Kids State Qualifying Wrestlers, Place Winners and Champions
  • Participation and Great Success in Numerous Leagues: Grade School, Passaic County, Tri-County, Future Stars, Northwest NJ K-6, North Jersey, Northern NJ Gold and Silver Teams, and King of the Mat
  • Place Winners and Champions at Competitive Tournaments
  • Bronze Certified Coaches
  • Alumni Wrestlers who move on and are highly successful at Parsippany High School, Parsippany Hills High School, and local private programs

The full roster looks forward to more success under the club’s long list of qualified coaches. The 2016-2017 season will include participation of teams in five competitive leagues and local tournaments.

For more information on Par-Troy Wrestling, click here.



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