13th Annual Coquina Jam

2021 Coquina Jam

2021 Coquina JamWhat: 13th Annual Coquina Jam – Female Surf Contest

Title Sponsors: Jefferson Health, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Drs. David and Melissa Cognetti and the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Jefferson Health

When:  July 25, 2021 *No wave date August 1, 2021

Time:  8AM – 5PM

Where:  68th Street, Brant Beach. NJ 08008. Our vendor village will include food, beer, cultural sponsors, live music and plenty of Jetty apparel!

Why: 100% of the net proceeds will benefit cancer patients through David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and Jetty Rock Foundation. You can support the surfers by clicking on their fundraising pages HERE!

How:  Through a fun, all-female team-oriented surf contest. When registration is complete, the pool of surfers will be divided by median age and then randomly paired coupling one younger surfer with one more experienced surfer. The teams will compete through a bracket-style tournament.

Email info@jettylife.com for Sponsorship Opportunities

About David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds to provide financial assistance, wellness services and hope to New Jersey families affected by a cancer diagnosis.

About the Jetty Rock Foundation

The Jetty Rock Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Jetty apparel brand. The mission of the JRF is to facilitate clean water and support of those who build their lives around it. As a Certified B Corp, Jetty and the Jetty Rock Foundation are dedicated to oyster recycling, environmental stewardship and education. Join our good vibe tribe!

The Inaugural Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic Wrap-Up

White Beeches Golf & Country Club Wrap-Up
White Beeches Golf & Country Club

The Inaugural Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic Presented by: Bergen Risk Managers, Otterstedt Insurance Agency and The Joseph C Parisi Sr. Charitable Foundation to benefit: David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

Tuesday October 11, 2016 was a very special day at The Inaugural Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf classic to benefit: David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The Cosimano and Caldarella families have a friendship that spans decades. 90 Golfers and 140 dinner guests joined us at White Beeches Golf & Country Club to honor Mr. Frank A. Cosimano while “Paying it Forward” in Mr. Cosimano’s name. The end result was an incredible $30,500.66 raised for our families battling a cancer diagnosis!

A Huge Thank You to Jason Cosimano, Kim Cosimano and Mrs. Angela Cosimano for serving as Co-Chairs for this event. Our newest Director, Jason Cosimano is a welcome addition to the DDBCF team and our families battling a cancer diagnosis will benefit greatly from Jason’s commitment to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Thank you to Jason’s wife Dorothy for her support behind the scenes. 

Thank you to our Golf Committee: Dr. Robert Siconolfi, Mr. Leonard Kaiser, Mr. Stephen P. Sinisi Esq., Mr. Michael Accomando, Mr. Todd Accomando, Mrs. Jaqueline Ceccarelli-Komsa, Mr. Ed Komsa, Mrs. Lauren Komsa Curtis, Mr. John Curtis and Mrs. Christina Ulmer. We could not have coordinated this event without the support, time and efforts of the Golf Committee. 

Thank you to Greg Porcino from Golf Event Management. Greg and David Caldarella started to discuss the possibility of a golf event to honor Frank A. Cosimano in late 2015 before David brought the idea to Jason, Kim and Mrs. Cosimano. Greg has played a pivotal role in bringing his expertise to this first time event.

Thank you to the incredible staff at White Beeches Golf & Country Club especially: Manny Gonzalez, Jeff Cincotta, Bryan Romagnol, Anthony Addas and long-time friends of the Cosimano and Caldarella families: Lauren McGovern and Jim McGovern. 

Thank you to all of our Sponsors starting with our Presenting Sponsors: Bergen Risk Managers, Otterstedt Insurance Agency and The Joseph C Parisi Sr. Charitable Foundation. Thank you to our Titanium Sponsors: The Guardians Family Trust, The Rehabilitation Institute of New Jersey & Dr. Robert Siconolfi, Meese Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center & Dr. Michael Meese and IGEA Brain & Spine and Dr. Ciro Randazzo. Thank you to our Gold Sponsors: Otterstedt Insurance Agency (Pompton Plains), Insurance Design Administrators, Professional Insurance Associates and Neglia Engineering Associates. Thank you to our Silver Sponsors: Keenan and Doris LLC, Robert McGuire, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center, Brownstone Catering, Hackensack University Medical Center, John & Sara Faliveno, Panzone’s Pizza and The Jetty Rock Foundation. Thank you to all of our Bronze and Copper Sponsors. A special thank you to our “Hole in One” partners at Cadillac of Mahwah.

Thank you to our Emcee Extraordinaire, James Donahower. Thank you to Tony Coon from Darn Swell Media for video and Ryan Johnson from Ryan Johnson Photography for our photo’s.

Thank you to our 90 golfers and 140 dinner guests for taking time out of your busy lives to spend it with us to support our families battling a cancer diagnosis. Congratulations to Jeremy DeFilippis, Cory Higgins and Jeff Ervin for winning First Place in the scramble. We hope everybody enjoyed themselves and hope to see you next year.

We are often reminded that our volunteers are the best in the land and this day was no different. Thank you to Board of Director Dani Corso for not only sponsoring the event through her company Volatile Media Management but for volunteering with her assistant Paula Blase from 9am to 9pm. They were joined by Carmen Malatino who was the first person on site the day of the event and last to leave with Co-Founder David Caldarella at the end of the evening. Carmen played a critical role in establishing David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation 6 years ago and has a friendship with David for close to 40 years. Our volunteers devote their time on a 100% volunteer basis and we are so grateful for their support!

Golf Pictures from Ryan Johnson Photography

Thank you from all of us at David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and the Cosimano/Caldarella Families!

See you in 2017 for the 2nd Annual Frank A. Cosimano Memorial Golf Classic

Thank You Jeremy!

David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation wants to recognize Jeremy DeFilippis for his dedication, commitment and service on our Board of Directors for the past 3 years. Jeremy is stepping down as a director but is committed to supporting the Foundation and specifically our patients, which is exactly what he has done since day one. Jeremy has successfully served as Vice President, Treasurer and Director during his 3 years on the board. The picture below is the only one we have with Jeremy and me in the same picture. We are sitting with some very special friends and it captures a much deeper meaning. This was taken after the 2011 Jetty Coquina Jam, which was the first year Jeremy, the Jetty staff and Coquina Committee decided to make their all-female surf contest a benefit for DDBCF and specifically our local breast cancer patients. The Foundation was on life support leading up to that event, until we received the infusion of positive vibes from Jeremy, the entire Jetty team and everybody involved in the 2011 Jetty Coquina Jam! We have never looked back since that event and the positive vibes and pay it forward spirit have supported 20 families in 2011, 50 in 2012 and 134 last year! We will continue to work closely with Jeremy and partner with Jetty and the Jetty Rock Foundation to better serve our community. Please support this local brand and make your plans now to join us for Jetty Coquina Jam 2014 on Saturday August 2nd! Thank you Jeremy!


Jeremy - David_Coquina 2011