Nominations for 2020 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications.

The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National, an Italian American Service organization, would like to recognize an outstanding male and an outstanding female athlete at our first annual award’s dinner to be held at Arcaro and Genell’s Restaurant in Old Forge on Tuesday May 12th, 2020 at 6:00 PM.  Two (2) first place winners will be awarded $2,000.00 with two (2) second place and two (2) third place winners receiving $500.00 each.

The award is for outstanding accomplishments and achievements in any sport at the high school level during any or all four (4) years of high school.  This award is not solely based on athletic accomplishments, it is meant to honor the athlete that has displayed the same qualities and characteristics of Brian Piccolo. Piccolo’s determination, hard work, integrity, leadership, courage, loyalty, friendship, teamwork, dedication, sense of humor and anti-bias all contributed to his access.  His courage in the face of adversity, his strength, faith, and goodwill to man was what made Brian Piccolo the legend he is and is what this award is meant to recognize.

The following criteria has been established for the nomination:

  • A graduating senior
  • Italian American Heritage
  • Monetary Award to be used for education and/or certification

More than one (1) athlete may be nominated in each sport and in each school.

The recipient, along with his/her parents/guardian/s and the person who nominated them will be the guests of the Scranton Chapter UNICO at our first Annual Brian Piccolo Award dinner.

Please help us to recognition our Lackawanna County athletes by mailing or emailing the attached nomination form to:

Scranton Chapter of UNICO

Brian Piccolo Award Committee

P.O. Box 278

Dunmore PA 18512

Email Address:


Lisa Bieri, James Brogna, Cindy Farino, and Ann Genett

Lisa Bieri, James Brogna, Cindy Farino, and Ann Genett

Scranton Chapter of Unico Brian Piccolo Committee