By: Sharon Aron Baron
Marisa’s Way, a foundation dedicated to stop wrong-way drivers after the tragic death of two best friends, will be holding a fundraiser on September 12, in Parkland.
Their Second Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament which will also include black jack, raffles and a 50/50 will be held at the Parkland Isles Club house staring at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7:30 p.m.
Gary Catronio started the foundation in honor of his daughter Marisa and her best friend Kaitlyn Ferrante after they were both killed by a wrong-way driver on the Sawgrass Expressway in November 2013. Their goal is to prevent and detect wrong-way drivers.
“We have school assemblies, city functions and coalitions that we do to educate, create awareness and show live demonstrations of just how our new safety devices will work in stopping a wrong-way driver,” said Catronio. “Over 60 percent of the time the drivers are drunk. The rest of the time they have a medical condition, are confused, or just going the wrong way.”
To RSVP or to donate to this cause go to Marisa’s Way.