March 19, 2019

The University’s event management class hosts show to support the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey.

Actor and comedian Joe Piscopo will emcee the Joe Piscopo show with this daughter and son along with entertainer Jeff Norris at 3 p.m. on April 14, 2019 at Centenary University’s Sitnik Theatre at the David and Carol Lackland Center.

Piscopo, who received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Centenary University in 2014, has won the acclaim and affection of millions through his work in television, film, theater and nightclubs over the past 25 years, including being part of the critically acclaimed Saturday Night Live.  “This is a wonderful opportunity to engage members of the community, and to support a great organization like Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, which enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens,” says David Perricone, associate professor of sports management at Centenary University.  “In addition, you will see how Centenary students are engaged in real world projects while helping out many charities.”

Joe Piscopo

Joe Piscopo

Piscopo started his own foundation called the Positive Impact Foundation, creating positive media for at-risk youth, including the syndicated television show for teens Positive Impact TV.  This groundbreaking series mixes education and entertainment to reinforce positive behavior and lifestyles among at-risk youth from both urban and suburban backgrounds. Piscopo has since merged his foundation with the Boys & Girls Club in New Jersey and is their long-standing proud statewide spokesman.

The cost for the event is $25. There is also a VIP package which includes a meet and greet with Joe Piscopo and Jeff Norris before the event. Cost of the VIP package is $40. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey.  Tickets can be purchased at  or by calling Perricone at (908) 852-1400 x2357.

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Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township. The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs at two locations, Parsippany and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

About Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey

Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey is an alliance of 22 Boys & Girls Club organizations serving over 66,000 youth ages 5-18 throughout the Garden State.  Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey is a collaborative effort representing all 22 clubs with the purpose of building local Club capacity; raising public awareness; and securing resources and financial support to increase the impact and reach of local clubs. Learn more at

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