By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Aug 22, 2023 at 8:01 AM

Brady Beach on Warren Avenue, just off Brady Street, will host a fundraiser for Cass Street School's athletics program on Thursday, Aug.24, from 5 to 8 p.m.

For a $30 minimum donation you'll get food and drinks donated by Brady Beach organizers and music provided by DJ Marcus Doucette.

Funds raised will benefit MPS' Cass Street School in the Brady Street neighborhood.

During the event Cass Street School Principal Tyrone Nichols will talk about the importance of a strong neighborhood school.

"The Cass Street School community is very excited about this event as proceeds will be used to maintain and enhance critical athletic programs at Cass and offset the cost of league registration fees, uniforms and equipment,” said Nichols.

“We are so grateful for the reinvigorated community partnership with the Brady Street BID.”

Though the current school building dates to 1905, a public school has been located on the site for decades longer than that.

“This is such a great way to showcase how these activated public spaces can be used to help strengthen community, highlight local neighborhoods to visitors and bring people together while providing much needed funds for valuable institutions and causes,” said Mike Eitel, owner of Nomad, which is a partner in Brady Beach with Club Brady. 

Brady Beach operates under a City of Milwaukee active streets program that began in 2020.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.