As part of a year of festivities to mark the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department, a car show raised funds for the Police Scholarship Fund at Greenwich Town Hall on Aug 29, 2021. The event featured DJ, raffle, food trucks and trophies for the winners.
The winners were:
Top Ten: Mike DeAngelo – 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 Ken Schlosser – 1988 Chevy K5 Blazer Sabrina Forsythe/Pray Auto Body – 1967 Rambler Rebel Larry Broadbent – Cobra Shelby Tom West – 1966 Corvette Convertible Robert Wassberg – 1968 Ford Mustang Mach 1 James Massaro – 1958 Edsel Ranger James Piper – 1972 Datsun 240Z Bob Curcio – 1965 Pontiac GTO Jim Pucci – 1956 Ford Sunliner
Best Exterior – Robert DeFruscio – 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Best Interior – Carmen Moretti – 1939 Ford Convertible Best Engine – Chad McCollum – 1963 Chevy Impala Best Paint – Harvey Wagner – 1957 Chevy Corvette Best Motorcycle – Greenwich Police Department 9/11 Bike Deputy Chief’s Trophy – Mark Wilson – 1964 Plymouth Savoy Chief’s Trophy – Steve Shay – 1968 American Motors AMX People’s Choice – Carmen Moretti – 1951 Ford Custom Convertible Best in Show – Alan Small – 1965 Corvette Convertible
The Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund, incorporated in December of 1962, was granted tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in November 1963. To donate, http://bit.ly/GPDSFdonate
In 1963, three scholarships were awarded, which represented 80% of the fund’s available resources at that time. Now almost 60 years later, there are approximately 20 applicants each year, supporting both college boarders and half scholarships to college commuters. They must be enrolled as full-time students and maintain an academic GPA of 2.75 or better.
The fund is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of four individuals whose roles in the community ensure the Board’s self-perpetuation. These individuals are the Chief of Police, the Greenwich High School Headmaster, a Town Attorney, and a highly reputable and concerned volunteer from Greenwich’s business community. The Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for the day-to-day administration of its activities. Scholarship awards, however, are awarded after review and a vote by the Board.