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Victory Martial Arts, Pingatore specials to air

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 11:47 a.m. CDT

BERWYN – The Pro Sport Report cable television channel is now airing two specials, one featuring St. Joseph High School basketball coach Gene Pingatore and the other featuring Victory Martial Arts Academy owner Don Riccardo on Comcast’s Channel 19.

Longtime host Jim Kapsa will present a 50-minute documentary featuring Pingatore, who set the coaches win record in 2009 and has added to that record every year since. To date, Pingatore has a total of 933 victories.

The Pingatore special will be telecast on Channel 19 from the Elmhurst playback facility at 9:30 p.m. Monday and May 26 and from the Homewood facility at 10:30 p.m. Saturday and May 17.

A 30-minute special will feature Riccardo and his mentor, Berwyn police officer Tony Pellegrino, along with six instructors, who will demonstrate four of the martial arts. The martial arts special will be telecast Channel 19 from the Elmhurst facility at 8:30 p.m. Friday and May 16 and from the Homewood facility at 6 p.m. Thursday and May 15.

More information is available at prosportreport@aol.com

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