East End Community Services, in partnership with media sponsor WING 1410 ESPN Radio, is proud to host an Evening with JOE LUNARDI, ESPN “Bracketologist” on Tuesday January 28, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm at the University of Dayton Flight Deck Lounge in the UD Arena. The event will feature Mr. Lunardi discussing his approach to selecting the 68 teams chosen for the NCAA basketball tournament, how he determines the seeding for those teams, and to what he attributes his uncanny ability to consistently predict the fields.
A question and answer session will follow Mr. Lunardi’s presentation. Beverages and heavy appetizers will be served. Tickets are $100 and can be obtained http://lunardievent.eventbrite.com?s=21021565. Proceeds from the event will benefit the youth development programs at East End Community Services Corporation in Dayton.
Joe Lunardi is associate vice president for marketing communications at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Away from the office, Joe is in the midst of his 24th season as color commentator for the Saint Joseph’s Sports Network and is even more widely known as the resident “bracketologist” for ESPN, where his on-air and on-line forecasting of the NCAA basketball tournament generates a national following during the college season. His ESPN.com web site receives more than one million hits per week leading up to March Madness and he correctly forecast all 68 teams for the 2013 NCAA tournament.
East End Community Services was founded in 1998 to meet the needs of low income residents living in East Dayton. The mission of East End is “bring about a prosperous, healthy and caring community that nurtures children toward success. For children to be successful, they need excellent schools, access to quality health services, stable, employed families and a safe, thriving community with high-quality housing. East End Community Services offers parent education and pre-school programs to boost kindergarten readiness, afterschool tutoring and enrichment at Ruskin Elementary School for 150 students, and a recently expanded Youth Development Center for up to 70 young people between 5:00 and 8:00 pm. We offer programs that help thousands of adults build job readiness skills, access the job market, and receive necessary support services. Our recent housing development initiatives have resulted in construction and rent up of 84 new, energy efficient three and four bedroom homes in the Twin Towers neighborhood of inner east Dayton. We are currently involved with the Dayton Police Department in addressing the serious drug problems plaguing East Dayton