Greenwich High School Hall of Fame to Induct Class of 2017 Featuring Guest Speaker Abie Grossfeld, USA Olympic Gymnastics Coach

GHS Sports Hall of Fame

GHS Sports Hall of Fame

The Greenwich High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is proud to announce that it will host its fourth annual ceremony to induct the Class of 2017 Homecoming weekend on Saturday, October 21 st at 10:00 a.m.to 12:30 pm at the Greenwich Water Club, 49 River Road, Cos Cob.

The inductees will also be introduced at halftime of the homecoming Football game (3:00 pm kickoff) and be available at the Hall of Fame welcome tent throughout the game.

USA Gymnastics Olympic coach Abie Grossfeld will serve as the ceremonies featured guest speaker.

Tickets include brunch, induction ceremony, live music from the GHS jazz band and a capella quartet.

Tickets can be purchased for $55 per person online at the GHS Sports Hall of Fame’s www.ghshalloffame.com/events and at the GHS athletic office. The Class of 2017 inductees will include five former athletes, and three undefeated teams.

Being honored for their outstanding achievement in athletics while representing GHS are:

Cami (Berrizzi) Rawleigh, 1980 HS and collegiate, (UNC) All American and Olympic trial girls swimming; Vinny Van Dyke, 1974 All State Football, National Collegiate Champs (USC), Buffalo Bills; Reggie Mills, 1969, Football, Basketball, Baseball all league MVP; Patsy Fuscaldo,1969, All League Wrestling (co-capt), Baseball, Football, National Power lifting; Tony Russo, 1946, Baseball, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Braves, Football, Hockey; The 1973 & 74 Girls Softball Team, 21 straight games; The 1970 Boys Gymnastics Team, Undefeated State Champs; and the 1935 Inaugural Boys Ice Hockey Team.

“This year’s hall of fame is in a new Homecoming Pre-game format with the same enthusiasm as our inaugural induction ceremony,” said Pat Mediate, GHS Sports Hall Of Fame Foundation chairman. “I am always humbled by the passion that everyone in the community continues to express for the event. Our first induction in 2013 was the spark that ignited a tradition that will continue on.”

Steve Young

Steve Young. Contributed photo

This year’s honorees will join the likes of NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young, former Olympian Sue Merz, and former MLB player John “Zeke” Bella, who were a part of the inaugural inductee class of the GHS Sports Hall of Fame.

The Greenwich High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, a  501(c) non-profit organization, was formed to celebrate the former triumphs of its inductees in athletics. Their outstanding performance in High School and the next level along with the qualities for bringing positivity to the community, while demonstrating a sincere and unconditional approach to inspire others is the foundation for being inducted.

Tickets can be purchased for $55 per person online at www.ghshalloffame.com/events

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PHOTOS: GHS Sports Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony Draws Tears, Laughter (2016)

Coach Tom Deneen was inducted to the GHS Sports Hall of Fame, Oct. 15, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Coach Tom Deneen was inducted to the GHS Sports Hall of Fame, Oct. 15, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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