We Know Sports In Fairfield County
The Fairfield County Sports Commission is the one-stop resource for the sports community. The Commission is a county-wide organization that connects all those active in the local sports scene, and offers access to area experts in the fitness, health and sports worlds throughout the county. The Commission's vast relationships with youth sports organizations, school systems, area colleges, the media, the business community and all sports related organizations provide county residents with support services and Commission-developed programs to serve their wide-ranging needs. Learn more >
In this section we have timely articles and website suggestions for keeping up on all the latest going on in the worlds of youth sports and fitness. Many will be targeted specifically toward one of the three primary audiences we are trying to reach – student athletes, parents and coaches. Others will be informative for all. Click on each section to learn more about what’s happening in all parts of the sports scene.
To continue to provide all our programs and services we need help from everyone in all our county communities. We have received terrific financial support from many corporations and organizations, and in-kind services and volunteers from many more. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak and meet with you about how the Sports Commission can work with your group in a mutually beneficial arrangement. Please contact us to learn more, or click here to see all that the Fairfield County Sports Commission can do for you, as well as view a list of local businesses that have already become key supporters of the Commission.
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SPORTS COMMISSION DONATES
$15,000 TO ITS 3 BENEFICIARIES
In 2012, the Sports Commission made $5,000 donations to each of the three main youth organizations it supports, Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport, Carver Center in Norwalk and the Stamford Youth Foundation.
This brings the total amount of money the Commission has given to those three groups to $30,000 over the past three years, $10,000 per organization.
Hall of Fame Plaques for Class of 2011
The official ceremony inducting the Class of 2011 Hall of Famers was Feb. 29 at the HOF at UConn Stamford.
Attending were Jackie Robinson, Professional Wing inductee Bennett Salvatore and James O'Rourke Amateur Wing honoree Joe DeSantis. Also present at the event was the family of the late Andy Robustelli, who was selected in 2005 and finally inducted with his plaque displayed at the HOF, and Dan Woog, representing the late Albie Loeffler, the legendary soccer coach at Staples High in Westport.
The other Class of 2011 plaques hung were for John Bagley, Ceci Hopp, St. Geme and Charlie Bentley, who were unable to attend.
Class Of 2011 Hall Of Famers
June 30, 2011
The Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame today announced its new class of inductees. The induction ceremony will be at the 7th Annual Sports Night awards dinner, Monday, Oct. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. With the six new inductees, the Hall of Fame has now recognized 45 county sports legends. Two Hall of Famers were selected in each of the three HOF Wings: Jackie Robinson Professional, James O’Rourke Amateur and J. Walter Kennedy Community Service. In the professional category, the new inductees are JOHN BAGLEY (Bridgeport)) and BENNETT SALVATORE (Stamford). The amateur wing selections are JOE DESANTIS (Fairfield) and CECI HOPP ST. GEME (Greenwich). Community service winners are CHARLIE BENTLEY (Bridgeport) and the late ALBIE LOEFFLER (Westport).
**New Hall of Famers shown above are BENNETT SALVATORE (left) and JOE DESANTIS posing at the press announcement.
With four of the honorees being recognized in the sport of basketball, it is the first time in the Hall of Fame’s history that there has been that number of recipients for the same sport in one class of inductees.
-Bagley played 11 seasons in the NBA, the first five with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who made him their first draft pick and the 12th overall in 1982. -Salvatore is one of the premier officials in pro basketball, now entering his 30th season. -DeSantis was one of Fairfield University’s all-time great basketball players as a four-year letterman. -Hopp St. Geme is one of the best female distance runners in U.S. history. -Bentley was the head basketball coach of one of the country’s top high school basketball programs at Harding High for 33 years, winning nine state championships. His total of 645 victories is second all-time in the state. -Loeffler was the legendary soccer coach at Staples High, as well as one of the top college soccer referees.
With the addition of Bagley and Bentley, Bridgeport now has the most inductees with nine. A total of 15 different towns are represented in the Hall of Fame.