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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Elm City Legends

The March of Dimes will hold its second annual Elm City Legends dinner Monday, Nov. 9 at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.

This is a great event for an even greater cause.

This year’s Elm City Legends include:

Ed Aston (Head Coach, Cheshire High School Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming).

Bob Dikranian (former Head Coach, Southern Connecticut State University Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach, Yale University Women’s Soccer).

Dick Gagliardi (former Head Coach, Hamden High School Boys’ Hockey and Yale University Men’s Hockey; former Athletic Director, Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden).

Dan Gooley
(Head Coach, Quinnipiac University Baseball; former Head Coach, University of Hartford Baseball).

Jack Siedlecki (Assistant Athletic Director and former Head Coach, Yale University Football).

Frank "Porky" Vieira
(former Head Coach, University of New Haven Baseball).

Anne Worcester (Tournament Director, Pilot Pen Tennis; Chief Marketing Officer, Market New Haven).

Now here is the only question I have. How does one become an honorary Elm City Legend.

This year’s honorary Elm City Legends are Tommy John (former MLB pitcher; former manager, Bridgeport Bluefish) and Karl Ravech (ESPN SportsCenter Anchor/Baseball Tonight Host/Golf Commentator).

With no disrespect to either, what have they done for New Haven?

Shouldn't there be some criteria about honorary legends working with New Haven in some way.

What about the ESPN personalities who have served as masters of ceremonies for Walter Camp dinners? Better yet, what about the big names that come back year after year to Walter Camp, speak to our youth about staying in school and visit children's hospitals, such as Hugh Green or Tony Rice or David Fulcher. A perfect fit, I would think.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at

They are $95 each or $180 per pair. Reserved tables of 10 are $850. Sponsorship packages are also available.


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