On Sunday, July 9th, 2017, Trantolo & Trantolo presented the Third Annual MDA Ride & Concert at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. We had a great day, filled with smiles and good memories, from the beginning of the day at three satellite locations to our final destination.

A Successful Day at Mohegan Sun

Due to the growing popularity of our benefit, we changed the concert site to one of the top venues for live entertainment in the country and booked an award-winning country music star to headline the show. Billy Currington was joined on the concert bill by A Thousand Horses and local favorite Arizona Maid Band. The latter group has been part of this event every year!

Along with Co-Presenting Sponsor TSI-Harley Davidson, Title Sponsor Mohegan Sun and Main Sponsors Mike’s Famous Harley Davidson and Brothers’ Harley Davidson, we organized an amazing, fun-filled day to help raise funds for families afflicted by neuromuscular disease.

The day began at the three sponsoring Harley-Davidson dealerships, with early morning refreshments and raffle entries before the riders took off for Mohegan Sun. We are sincerely grateful for the state police troopers who led each ride, so our friends and family could arrive safely at the venue.

Approximately 1,000 bikes arrived at the Winter Parking Lot of Mohegan Sun and it was a great sight to watch. With the trooper’s lights flashing up ahead, each group was excited to pull into the lot, show off their bikes and admire others. Before the show at 2pm, attendees visited sponsor booths.

The musical entertainment kicked off with local favorite Arizona Maid Band, who brought the crowd to life for the next act, A Thousand Horses. They also played a great set that further built the excitement for the main act: Billy Currington.

MDA Ride & Concert Banner

Billy Currington banner in front of motorcycles at Harley-Davidson dealership.

On stage at Mohegan Sun

Norm LeBlanc, Damon Scott, Keith Trantolo, Scott Trantolo and Vincent Trantolo.

Parking lot with motorcycles

Motorcycles parked in front of the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Why Do We Support the MDA of Connecticut?

The Trantolo and Trantolo firm is truly a remarkable firm that takes such an initiative of creating this fundraiser that touches so many lives. I cannot even imagine the amount of organization and planning such a great event entails. Thank you again and if you need any volunteer help next year, I would love to be involved.” – Mary Jane P.

Prior to Currington closing the day for our event, concert-goers had the chance to hear from two local children affected by muscular dystrophy. Marley and Zeke could not have been more excited to be front and center on stage with our Event Coordinator, Norm LeBlanc.

That moment was the main reason why we organize this event every year. Because of the MDA of Connecticut and its many supporters, kids just like Marley and Zeke are able to go to MDA Summer Camp, make new friends and know that they can “live unlimited,” even with a debilitating muscle disease.

“The reason we’re here today is to help a great organization in the MDA. They work tirelessly to stamp out these horrific diseases and once again, we really appreciate each and every dollar we raise that goes directly to the MDA,” Scott Trantolo said.

“I want to thank you all once again. We do make a difference, each one of us coming here every year,” Attorney Keith Trantolo said, to a very large round of applause for the MDA.

After rounding out the speeches with a sincere thank you to all our office members and other wonderful volunteers who made this event possible, Vincent Trantolo concluded with a laugh, “And finally, I’d just like to say I’ve never been on a stage like this before. For all of you who want to be, it’s terrific!”

Whether you came for the motorcycle ride, the entertainment or to simply support the Muscular Dystrophy Association Connecticut Chapter, we could not be more thankful to all the support for this wonderful organization. Their work has significant meaning to each and every one of us at the Firm and we are so proud to have donated another $200,000 in 2017.