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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 >

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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.

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Fairfield County Hall Of Fame Members June 2013 

The Class of 2013 poses at the Hall of Fame announcement. From left, Earl Lavery, Barbara Rioux (mother of Allyson), Dennis Paglialunga, Don Cook and Mark Hirschbeck. James Blake was unable to attend. (Photo by Erik Trautmann, The Hour Newspaper) 


 The Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame today announced its new class of inductees, bringing the total to 58 county sports legends who have been enshrined. In the Jackie Robinson Professional category, the new inductees are JAMES BLAKE (Fairfield) and MARK HIRSCHBECK (Stratford). The James O'Rourke Amateur wing selections are the late ALLYSON RIOUX (Stamford) and DENNIS PAGLIALUNGA (New Canaan). J. Walter Kennedy Community Service winners are DON COOK (Fairfield) and EARL LAVERY (Fairfield).

With the naming of Mark Hirschbeck, he joins his brother John to become the first brother tandem in the FC Sports HOF. John was inducted in 2010.

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The Class of 2012 Hall of Famers were officially welcomed in by having their plaques hung at a ceremony at UConn Stamford. Pro wing honorees Wes Matthews and Sue Merz, amateur wing inductee Ed Finnegan and community service winners David Strong and Bill Penders (representing his late dad Jim) attended. Harold Jensen could not attend.

HOF Picture 

 Wes Matthews and Sue Merz pose with their plaques behind them at the ceremony at the Hall of Fame.



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.


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The Sports Commission and Hall of Fame will be celebrating their 10th anniversaries in 2014. Stay tuned for an announcement on special events to be scheduled. And mark your calendar for the 10th annual SportsNight awards dinner, Monday Oct 20 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich at 6 pm. 

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Expert Column

Each month in this space we will have a local or national expert provide insight into key sports topics and issues.

This month:  By Rebecca Petersen, MS, ATC.  

Growing up, thousands of kids dream of playing college sports; however, few are aware of the commitment and lifestyle required of a collegiate athlete. 

The Commitment of a College Athlete 

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Want to Volunteer?

The heart and soul of the Fairfield County Sports Commission is its dedicated group of volunteers. The Commission is always looking for individuals to help with all of its initiatives. Volunteer support is needed at the board, advisory committee and committee levels, as well as for specific events throughout the year. Any time you can lend is of great value, as well as any relationships you can extend. If you have 10 minutes, 10 hours or 10 days to volunteer, the Commission wants to hear from you. To receive more information click here.