Four volunteers to be honored
Lauding the “spirit of volunteerism”, the selection committee for the Montgomery County Community Coaches Honor Roll has added four volunteers with longtime service to sports. The four will be honored during the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame induction banquet on Oct. 9 at Westover Country Club.
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Vince Flocco has been a pillar of activity for the youth of Conshohocken for 35 years. Following the example of community involvement set by his father, Flocco started the AMBUCS Special Athletic Program in 1986, organizing sports programs for young athletes with special needs. He also has been an integral part of the Conshohocken Soap Box Derby and the bowling program for kids at Facenda Whitaker Lanes. At the Conshohocken Fellowship House, Flocco has been a constant entity, coaching basketball and WUDFN DnG fiHOG.
John Larcinese has spent 32 years as a coach, Vice President of Fields and President of the Methaction
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Huntingdon Valley’s Jake Yannessa was recently named MVP of the Lower Montco American Legion League.