On Saturday, July 31, 2021, Ingersoll Rand’s Officine Meccaniche Industriali Srl (OMI) team, based in Fogliano Redipuglia, Italy remembered their colleague Sergio Mauro by organizing a charity fundraising event, “MAI MOLAR,” which in local dialect means “Never Give Up.” Sergio, who was and will always be part of the hearts of many friends, relatives and fellow workers of the OMI company, lived by this motto.
Up until his sudden passing two years ago, Sergio shared this daily encouragement with his OMI colleagues, and it quickly became their motto in everyday activities, at work and at home. To keep his “Never Give Up” spirit alive, OMI put together the event, which included a mini run and fundraiser to benefit Consorzio Isontino Servizi Integrati (C.I.S.I.), supporting social inclusion.
The purpose of the event was to remember Sergio and to give back to C.I.S.I., the organization which allowed OMI to get to know Sergio and to be friends and teammates with him. Several dozen people were present with custom designed t-shirts for the event to show the spirit of friendship that linked Sergio and OMI. In attendance were Sergio’s associates, friends, relatives and his parents, Dina and Giorgio.
The event, “MAI MOLAR” took place between San Pier d’Isonzo and Fogliano. The group departed from the football field where Sergio had scored several goals during amateur OMI matches for other fundraisers and finished the run at the OMI facility. Sergio, a music lover, was also remembered by a local group that he was a fan of with a musical dedication to his “MAI MOLAR” motto at an event in Monfalcone, a town near the Fogliano site.
As the group finished its run, the participants all gathered, looked up to the sky and shouted, “MAI MOLAR,” followed by a loud applause. They were all sure that Sergio was looking down on them.
The event raised approximately 1100 € ($1289.21) which will go directly to C.I.S.I. of Gradisca d’Isonzo. On Monday, October 4, 2021, a delegation of OMI will visit C.I.S.I. to deliver the cash collected at the “MAI MOLAR” event. Several people have contributed over time in support of C.I.S.I.