On June 23, local New Jersey outfit The Amboys are playing a benefit for the non-profit organization Music Is The Medicine in Seaside Heights. Strike Out Diabetes! is inspired by the passing of avid Yankee fan and Little League umpire, Alfred Risicato. In May, at age 56, he passed away from diabetes. Other local bands such as Accidental Seabirds and Threats To Chesney will be supporting the cause. The benefit begins at 8 p.m. at JR’s Ocean Grill on the boardwalk. There is a $5 donation at the door and all funds raised will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The Amboys: Strike Out Diabetes
—by Sara Fazio, June 20, 2012