Italian American Police Society of New Jersey

Pasta Night for Special Olympics


April 28th, 2018

More info to follow


Photos Available Here

More than 50 police officers, students and volunteers helped to prepare and cook food all day.

More than 1,000 homemade meatballs were made from scratch along with  stuffed shells, sausage & peppers, spaghetti, sausage, meatballs,  antipasto, salad and desert were served to more than 400 attendees. Thank you to the committee chairmen Jerry Onnembo and Joseph Rutigliano for making this event possible and to the many people that generously donated  food and money.  Special thanks to the US Customs & Border Protection Explorers and the Bergen County Sheriff's Office Youth Leadership Academy for their hard work and a huge thanks to Nadine Meola who runs our Tricky Tray which made more than $7,500. 

Vocalist Eric DeLauro treated the capacity crowd to music of Sinatra.

Our own Vinnie's Mootz made fresh mozzarella all night which was fantastic.

The Italian American Police Society of NJ is proud to continue to be a Platinum Sponsor of Special Olympics and look forward to donating more than $15,000 from this year's  event at the Summer Games!

Stay tuned for Next Year's date. Act quick because we sell out quick! 


We are proud to donate our leftover food to the Police Unity Tour so that Florham Park Police Officer Charles Greenstein and Edison Dep. Chief Mel Vaticano (ret) can feed our riders on the way to Washington DC to remember the fallen. 

If you like to help or donate food items or time for next year's event,  please contact thecommittee via email.  We also accept monetary donations to help us pay for the balance of our food and beverages.  If you would like to donate,  please press this donate button.

Star Ravioli is a major sponsor of this event.  They put the Pasta , in our Pasta Night



 2017 Committee:
Joe Rutigliano- Co-Chairman
Jerry Onnembo- Co-Chairman
Bob Belfiore- Co-Chairman

Joseph Simonetti-Ticket Chairman
John Lazzara
Vincent Nardone
Rich Giordano
Ronald  Sepe
Vincent Conti

John Sartori

For Contact info for the committee, go to the EB Page