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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 jlynch12453@ya­hoo.com

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