Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio, her husband, Summit County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Teodosio, and their son Chris will be front and center July 13 at downtown Akron’s Lock 3 Park for an event that’s near and dear to their hearts: Il Palio del Drappo Verde e Rosso 2013, a 5K race, one-mile run/walk and kids fun run.
The event is in its third year, presented by Kisling, Nestico & Redick law firm. It honors the memory of the Teodosios’ accomplished daughter Andrea, who died in a 2011 skiing accident. The Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Foundation was created to honor her life of helping others.
Proceeds from this event will do just that. The foundation has provided funds for raised flower beds for seniors served by Summit Adult Day Services; even those in wheelchairs participate. The foundation also teamed with the Girl Scouts for the A. Rose Project, which distributed prom dresses to those in need.
“This event is something that unifies and strengthens the community,” spokeswoman Jeni Kmic wrote. “The funds raised will help the Andrea Rose Foundation fulfill its mission to help those who are less fortunate. Some of the projects the foundation has developed, in addition to the A. Rose Project, include It’s Easy to Be Green and college scholarships.”
Registration is between 7 and 7:45 a.m., followed by the 5K race and one-mile run/walk at 8. The fees are as follows: kids fun run, free; “Be an Angel” runner, $100; 5K team (teams of five only), $100; 5K run, $20; and one-mile run, $20.
For more information or a registration form, please visit http://andrearose.org/events.aspx.
A Taste of Italy
The Summit County Italian-American Societies joined forces with the Arc of Summit and Portage Counties for the Italian-American Festival’s “Vino Italia — A Taste of Italy” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Akron Civic Theatre. It will raise funds for Italian-American scholarships and for programs benefiting those with developmental disabilities.
On the menu will be Italian wines paired with foods from local restaurants, Michael Sonata’s tribute to Frank Sinatra, and music from a violinist.
The Arc, organized in 1949, has been hugely important in the community, assisting in establishing the County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board, Blick Clinic for Developmental Disabilities, Evant Residential Services, Ardmore Residential Services, Hope Homes and CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) Summer Recreation. The mission of The Arc is to “support the rights of people with developmental disabilities, actively advocating full inclusion and participation in the community and all services are offered free to its clients.”
Tickets are $65 at the Civic Theatre box office (330-253-2488); or call Karen Joliet at 330-714-6648 or Thomasina Elavsky at 330-472-0453. Joliet is chair of Arc’s resource development committee and Elavsky is chair of the Italian-American Societies Festival.
Jewell Cardwell can be reached at 330-996-3567 or jcardwell@ thebeaconjournal.com.