Tag Archives: Dino Verrelli


Runners return to Boston Marathon

One year after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, two local runners headed back to Bean Town to run again. Last year the country was shocked when two bombs exploded…

Beacon Falls resident Dino Verrelli started Project Purple, a non-profit organization, in September 2010 to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. The organization has created the Jamie Polite Fund to benefit New Haven firefighter Jamie Polite. –FILE PHOTO

Project Purple keeps on running

BEACON FALLS — When Dino Verrelli goes for a run, he does it with a purpose. Verrelli, of Beacon Falls, is the founder of Project Purple, a non-profit organization which…

Project Purple  members Tony Minopoli, Tony Wiezler, Scott Smith, Laura Smith, Loretta Lesko, Genie Triccarico, Leo DiSorbo, Jenine Motasky, Robert Lesko, Tony Piccarillo, and Dino Verrelli pose for a group picture at the Shelton Thanksgiving Race Nov. 25.

Running to beat cancer

Just a few short months after Beacon Falls resident Dino Verrelli pledged to run 13 half-marathons (13.1 miles) in 13 months to raise money for pancreatic cancer research, his father…

From left, Genie Tricarico, Dino Verrelli, Shane Behrle, Leo Disorbo, and Loretta Lesko pose after running with Team Project Purple at the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon on June 5th in Simsbury.

A runner with a cause

Beacon Falls resident Dino Verrelli wants to run 13 half-marathons (that’s 13.1 miles) in 13 months to raise awareness and $130,000 for pancreatic cancer research. For Verrelli, the cause is…