Cheers! For a Great Cause

By July 29, 2015 Engineering News
PT Riders

PT Riders

The MS150 Wine and Beer Tasting held at DiPrete Engineering on June 10th for the PT Riders Bike Team was a huge success. Over $5,000 was donated to the National MS Society.

“DiPrete has backed this charity for more than a decade,” said Karen King, Office Manager at DiPrete. “This was the best year yet. We are thankful to everyone who contributed to the team.”

Employees and friends of DiPrete Engineering participated in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual Bike MS: Ride the Rhode event held June 20-21, raising a total of $22,793 to support research for a cure to multiple sclerosis.

Since 2005, DiPrete Engineering has raised over $225,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through the Bike MS event, golf tournaments, and wine tastings.

Dennis DiPrete, Principal of DiPrete Engineering, Len Bradley, Vice President of DiPrete Engineering and Marc Landry of High Road Hospitality at the wine tasting

Dennis DiPrete, Principal of DiPrete Engineering, Len Bradley, Vice President of DiPrete Engineering and Marc Landry of High Road Hospitality at the wine tasting

This year marked the team’s third annual wine tasting which featured samples from local vineyards, breweries, and restaurants. DiPrete would like to thank Michael Lester and Mike Bianco of MS Walker, Jim Verde of Verde Vineyards, Steven Wynn of Wine Brothers’, and Westport Rivers owner Corey Nuffer for their help in supplying and pouring the selections of local wines. Beer samplings were provided by Proclamation Ale Co., Tilted Barn Brewery, and Buzzards Bay Brewing. Oysters and littlenecks were plentiful, shucked by Jody King. Kevin Thibodeau of Luckyfoot Ranch brought farm-fresh salsa and relish. Ocean State Sandwich, using locally sourced ingredients, created delicious finger foods.

Thank you, vendors! You helped make the wine and beer tasting a great success!