Community Sports Calendar
Gridiron Club announces 2017-18 schedule
The Providence Gridiron Club, which has been in existence since 1946 has announced its upcoming slate for this coming fall, and for their annual awards night in April.
The Gridiron Club, which promotes football at all levels in the state of Rhode Island, has also announced a renewed relationship with the Youth Football Leagues in the state. Youth players, coaches and parents will now be a part of the PGC events.
The Gridiron Club sponsors six events in the fall and one in the spring. That amounts to six dinners and one brunch, which honor players and coaches, and former players, coaches and administrators, who have played big roles in the sport of football in Rhode Island.
The PGC is spreading the news to their current and former members that they would like more participation and support for their program. Membership is $ 150 per year and pays for six dinners. The brunch is separate and costs $ 25. Individual dinners run between $ 25 and $ 40.
A recent Steak Fry event provided a chance for members to get together and enjoy, not only a good meal, but the camaraderie of former teammates and opponents. In the future it is hoped that other events of this nature will take place.
The upcoming slate include; High School Leadership Night, Wednesday, Oct. 11; Hall of Fame Brunch, Sunday, Nov. 5; Hall of Fame Night, Wednesday, No. 8; Super Bowl Night, Wednesday, Nov. 29; Rhode Island High School MVP Night, Wednesday, Dec. 13; and, the Annual Awards Night on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
All the dinners will be held at the Quonset ' O' Club at 200 Lt. Brown Road, North Kingstown.
They will all start at 7 pm. The Hall of Fame Brunch will be held at the Rhode Island Country Club on 150 Nyatt Road, Barrington. Start time for the Brunch is 10: 30.
This year's inductees into the PGC Hall of Fame include, Jackie Jordan, former St. Raphael star and a college player and coach; John Abbatte, RIHS Football official; Mike Gibbons, Hope High School coach; Tom Milewski, Cranston West player and coach; Mike Salomone, former HS standout and Frank Iannetta, high school football coach.
Mount seeking Hall of Fame nominations
WOONSOCKET Nominations for the Mount St. Charles Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018 are being accepted until Nov. 1. Nominees must have competed as a Mountie more than five years ago and can no longer be affiliated with the school.
To submit a nomination go to www.mountsaintcharles.org/athletichalloffame
RIIL HOF tickets on sale
WARWICK — On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, the Rhode Island Interscholastic League [RIIL], the state high school athletic association, will hold its annual High School Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony.
Tickets are available and may be purchased by contacting the RIIL Office at 401/272-9844 or may be purchased online at http://gofan.co/app/events/11919. Tickets are $50.00 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Class of 2017 inductees include: Denise Armstrong- Florio, Brian Boucher, Shelley Zanfagna Cavanaugh, Jim Doyle, Virginia “Gini” Duarte (posthumous), Katherine (Johnston) Itacy, Catherine Lanni, Julie Maguire, Pat Monti, Meghann Carney Peterson, Michael Reeder, and Tony Torregrossa
For further information, please contact Gail Lepore at the RIIL Office at 401-272-9844.
Benefit cornhole tournament on Oct. 14
WOONSOCKET – A cornhole tournament to benefit the Woonsocket High football team will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14. Check-in is 9 a.m. at the high school with the tournament starting promptly at 10 a.m.
The cost is $50 per team with cash prizes distributed to the first- and second-place teams. There will also be raffles, a 50/50 drawing, and a food truck on hand.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org