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3/3/2017 Speaker Mattiello and Leader Shekarchi serve breakfast to raise funds for culinary education and the Cranston Animal Shelter
State House – House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi participated in the annual “You Got Served” charity event earlier this week. Sponsored by the RI Hospitality Association, proceeds from the event benefitted the association’s Education Foundation and the Cranston Animal Shelter.

“We have world class restaurants and hotels here in Rhode Island because of the passion of their owners and employees,” said Speaker Mattiello. “This event offers the opportunity to hear their concerns while benefitting two good causes. The RI Hospitality Education Foundation plays an important role in developing the state’s young culinary talent and ensuring that our state will have a vibrant hospitality industry for many years to come, and I have always supported the dedicated work done at the Cranston Animal Shelter.”

The event was organized by Dale Venturini, president of the RI Hospitality Association. The Speaker and Leader served breakfast to 75 attendees, including Martha Sylvestre and Steven Versacci who teach in the Cranston Career and Technical Center’s culinary arts program.

 “I had fun serving coffee to help two great charities,” said Majority Leader Shekarchi. “I want to thank all the attendees for generously supporting two of my favorite issues, career education and animal welfare.”

This year’s event was held at Gregg’s in Providence. Speaker Mattiello’s charity of choice was the Cranston Animal Shelter, and $4,000 each was presented to the animal shelter and the association’s Education Foundation.   

For more information, contact:
Jacob Bissaillon, Deputy Communications Director
Speaker of the House
Providence, RI 02903