For Immediate Release
August 7, 2011
Contact: Greg Merigliano (631) 335-9265
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
STEAKUM TUESDAY BAND TO PLAY
IT'S FOURTH CHARITY EVENT
TO BENEFIT AUTISM COMMUNITY
Steakum Tuesday, a talented four member teen rock band from West Babylon, NY will be entertaining event participants on board the yacht "Majestic Princess" around Manhattan to benefit another autism group - the Virginia Autism Project.
The event, SeaPaddle NYC, (Surfers' Environmental Alliance) is a stand-up paddle board race covering 26.5 miles around Manhattan through the Hudson and East Rivers. On August 12, 2011, SEA and its Autism charities are hoping to raise $500,000.
Last year, Steakum Tuesday was part of this same fundraiser. The band has also donated its time by playing at EJ Autism's Jigsaw Run, as well as the after party. Steakum Tuesday's guitarist, David Ferro, organized Tune Into Autism, last year, an Autism Awareness Event for his Eagle Scout Project. The event consisted of many bands, including Steakum Tuesday, as well as autism educators and community leaders.
Drummer, Galen Merigliano is proud of his band's efforts to help charities.
"We've been fortunate to play at some of Long Island's top music venues, so for us to give back to the community, is something special for us, a way of staying grounded and keeping things in perspective."
Steakum Tuesday formed in 2009 when four talented student musicians got together to play the West Babylon High School variety show. They soon found a following not only at school, but in the community. Their Facebook page already consists of 300 followers. Steakum Tuesday has performed in such venues as Bobbique's, Zebra Club, Changing Times Pub, Tanner Park Bandshell, Clam Shack, as well as many fundraisers including Autism Awareness, EJ Autism, Kiwanis Children's Fund, the Virginia Autism Project, and more!
Virginia Autism Project is a grass roots, state-wide coalition of families with children affected by an autism spectrum disorder. Their current priority is to create positive change for people on the autism spectrum through Autism Insurance Reform. The non-profit organization focuses on educating, advising and collaborating with federal, state and local decision makers and the general public on issues that impact individuals with autism and their communities, while raising awareness throughout Virginia.