Ben Mauro is proud to partner with Dick Vitale’s V Foundation for his upcoming solo CD Release Party. Mr. Mauro is a talented Syracuse native best known as the guitarist for Lionel Richie. He came back to Syracuse for the release of his most recent solo work, an EP entitled “Take Your Time” in May of 2014 and has since continued to work on his first full length solo CD. He plans to debut the new work on Saturday, December 6 in grand style at The Palace Theatre – an historic venue in his hometown. He has partnered with Dick Vitale’s V Foundation as the national charity partner for this event. On a local level, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park will benefit from Mr. Mauro’s generosity.
Ben first learned of The V Foundation through a series of online interactions his publicist had with Dick Vitale. Mr. Vitale is a huge music fan and Ben was glad to set up an introduction to Lionel Richie when their recent tour stopped in Tampa, FL. After meeting Mr. Vitale and learning more about his zeal for cancer research, Ben decided that he wanted to help. Mr. Vitale’s passion for life and what he does to raise awareness is so contagious that one cannot help but share his feelings. Ben Mauro has planned a CD Release Party to rival any event in town. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 6th at the historic Palace Theatre on James Street in Syracuse. The V Foundation will receive a portion of ticket sales plus concert goers will have the opportunity to donate directly to the Foundation when purchasing tickets or by bidding on fantastic items donated by Mr. Vitale for this special evening.
"Ben is a brilliant musician who also has a heart of gold. We at The V Foundation are proud that Ben has agreed to donate proceeds from the sale of his new CD to help us raise dollars for kids battling cancer. In "Vitale-ese", I would simply say that Ben is Awesome Baby, with a capital A." – Dick Vitale
Ben Mauro will also be donating a portion of ticket sales to help support one of his favorite hometown organizations, The Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. He plans to include the Zoo in the same capacity as Mr. Vitale’s Foundation – both on site and by donating ticket sales. After visiting Syracuse in May and enjoying a special tour of the Zoo, Ben wanted to help raise awareness on a local level and provide his hometown with an opportunity to give back to one of its own local treasures.
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