Academic Oversight Committee (AOC)
Contact: Shea Ciallela, AOC Administrator
[Bristol Borough, PA, September 17, 2019] … The Academic Oversight Committee (AOC) is hosting its annual Bristol Fall Classic fundraiser Saturday, November 23, 2019. This event is the AOC’s premier fundraiser supporting after-school and summer camp programs for Bristol Borough’s youth in grades K through 12th attending Bristol Borough’s public and parochial schools.
The theme for this year’s Bristol Fall Classic is “All-In”. All-In was selected in honor of Ron Walker, this year’s Bristol Fall Classic Person of the Year. Ron is the President of Allied Electronics Inc., a provider of service station automation technology for major oil companies and large convenience-store chains, headquartered in Bristol Borough with offices in Florida and California. Ron is also the founder of UV Blocker — an internet company — that sells a patented UV umbrella that protects melanoma patients and individuals receiving chemotherapy treatments from harmful UV rays.
Ron’s love for his hometown and its citizens runs deep. Ron’s natural reserve does not diminish the fact that he is a man of action in the community he serves so willingly. Ron quietly uses his successes in life to routinely promote the greater-good as an active member of the Bristol Borough’s Lions Club, Raising the Bar Executive Committee, Bristol Borough Education Foundation, Loyal Order of Bucks Moose Lodge, AOH Division 5, Saint Mark Parish Finance Committee and as Chairmen of St. Mark School’s Advisory Council. His observant nature is equally matched by his robust philanthropy for the causes important to him benefitting the Borough’s people and projects.
Beginning at 6:30 pm at the Bristol Borough Public Works Building, located at 92 Maple Beach Road in Bristol Borough, is the evening’s venue. Bristol Borough’s Public Works Building is a modern public works facility strategically located on the East Coast Greenway trail and offers the size, capacity, and parking accommodations required to host this annual event. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Bristol Borough’s Council again this year to use the Public Works Building,” said AOC President Mary Gesualdi. “The building allows the AOC to advance our mission which is to provide year-round programs at our local community learning centers focused on academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students deemed at risk. We are extremely grateful to the Borough Council, George Waldron and his team at the Public Works Building who are so welcoming of the AOC,” said Gesualdi.
Tickets are $50.00 per person and can be purchased at four (4) convenient locations: Bristol Borough Tax Office; Great IDs by Anne; and Mignoni Jewelry during normal business hours. In addition, and for the first time, tickets can also be purchased and paid for using the AOC’s new website. Please visit www.BBLearningCenters.com/events to purchase tickets with a credit card. Every ticket purchased is automatically registered in the AOC Raffle with the winner receiving $1,000. The winning ticket will be selected at the Bristol Fall Classic and the winner need not be present. Catering and all beverages for the Bristol Fall Classic will be provided by the King George II Inn.
The Bristol Fall Classic is not just about the annual fundraiser on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Ron Walker, as this year’s Person of the Year, will participate in the Bristol High School Symposium a few days ahead of the Fall Classic. The Bristol High School Symposium annually features the Bristol Fall Classic Person of the Year in a seminar format for high school students to learn about their journey to success. A Student of the Year will be announced by the Superintendent of the Bristol Borough School District, Dr. Rose Minniti, at the Symposium. In addition, the Bristol Fall Classic Person of the Year is joined by the AOC’s Student and Teachers of the Year in Bristol Borough’s annual Christmas Parade the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year’s annual Christmas parade is November 30th, 2019.
Bristol Borough teachers Dawn DeLuca of Warren Snyder-John Girotti Elementary School, Robert Moyer of Bristol Middle School, Heather Quattrocchi of Bristol High School, and Ms. Kathy Chapman of St. Mark School were recently selected as Teachers of the Year by their professional peers. These teachers and the AOC’s Student of the Year will also be recognized at the Bristol Fall Classic on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
For more information about the AOC and Bristol Fall Classic, please visit www.BBLearningCenters.com.