NY Giants coach to speak at GHS Sports Hall of Fame banquet

The Greenwich High School (GHS) Sports Hall of Fame will host its second annual banquet to induct the Class of 2015 on Wednesday, June 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency, 1800 E Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich. New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin will serve as the evening’s featured guest speaker. Banquet tickets including dinner, live music, and ceremony can be purchased for $100 per person (tax deductible) online at the GHS Sports Hall of Fame’s www.ghshalloffame.com/events.

The Class of 2015 inductees will include eight former athletes, four former coaches, and two undefeated teams. Being honored for their outstanding achievement in athletics while representing GHS are: Ken Bell, 1981, Football, Track & Field (Denver Broncos); Anthony “Toto” Deluca, 1955, Football (Green Bay Packers); Ceci Hopp, 1981, Track & Field (NCAA Track Champion at Stanford University); Charlie Hotetz, 1960, Basketball, Baseball; Charlie Luce, 1960’s, Coach; Kim O’Gorman, 1984, Field Hockey; Mike Ornato, 1970’s-90’s, Football Coach; Sandy Pendergast, 1970’s-90’s, Cheerleading Coach/Adviser; Sam Rutigliano, 1960’s, Football Coach (Cleveland Browns); Jeff Stiling, 1978, Swimming; Ting Vanneman, 1963, Track & Field; Donald Ward, 1970, Football, Basketball (All-State); 1978 Girls Track & Field Team; and 1963 Football Team

“This year’s hall of fame is shaping up to be even bigger than our inaugural induction ceremony,” said Pat Mediate, GHS Sports Hall Of Fame Foundation chairman. “I am humbled by the passion that everyone in the community continues to express. If our first induction in 2013 was the spark, then this year’s banquet will truly be the fire.” 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 qualities are recognized for bringing positivity to the community, while demonstrating a sincere, selfless, and unconditional approach in helping others. For more information, visit http://www.ghshalloffame.com, like the Greenwich High School Sports Hall of Fame on Facebook, or follow @GHSHOF on Twitter.

New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin

New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin

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