Awards Banquet - 1978
Here some photos from the 1978 Brookline Recreation Center Track and Boxing Awards Banquet. The Boxing Club had won their 13th City Championship and the Recreation Center track team had claimed it's 6th overall championship.
Recreation Center Director Chuck Senft was the Master of Ceremonies, and guest speakers included Brookline Area Community Council President Elva McGibbeny, Phylis Carver, State Representative Mike Dawida, Recreation Superintendent Bill Scalzo, Recreation Supervisors Archie Herron and Bernice Stewart, and Leonard Duncan.
Brookline Little League President Angelo Masullo the trophy and jacket presentation with a special award for eleven-year old Donna Caterino. Representing the Brookline Recreation Center in the Jesse Owens Track and Field Games in the baseball throw competition, Donna advanced all the way to the National Finals in California. There, the young fireballer set a World Record with an incredible toss of 195 feet, 8 inches.
Individual track and boxing awards were then handed out to the many kids who made up Brookline's 1978 title teams. Staff members Michelle Trapolsi and Jack Doyle, along with John Forester and Tony Sirabella, had the honor of presenting the trophies, medallions and trophies to the proud community champions.
Also honored were the 1978 Brookline Knights Mitey-Mite football team, who won the Western Pennsylvania Athletic Conference championship, the first title for the football program.
* Photos provided by Tommy Zucco *
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