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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Elm City Legends Class announced

March of Dimes & Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder will present the third annual Elm City Legends, an evening dedicated to recognizing Greater New Haven’s best in sports and community dedication, on Nov. 8.

Elm City Legends, an awards dinner that brings together coaches, administrators, media personalities, athletes and March of Dimes mission families, will return to the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.

This year’s Elm City Legends include:
Scott Burrell (former NBA World Champion and collegiate player at the University of Connecticut)
Deborah Chin (Director of Athletics, University of New Haven)
Robert DeMayo (North Haven High School baseball coach)
Dr. Richard Diana (played professional with Miami Dolphins, two-sport standout in football and baseball at Yale)
Cathy McGuirk (Branford High School field hockey coach).

“We are pleased to announce an outstanding group of honorees as part of the 2010 class of Elm City Legends,” said Michael Kobylanski, Elm City Legends Co-Chair. “These individuals have left an indelible impact on the greater New Haven community throughout the course of their professional careers. We are excited to recognize this group for their tremendous achievements.”

Tickets for the 2010 Elm City Legends, which will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, are now on sale at

Tickets are $95 and reserved tables of 10 are $900. Sponsorship packages are also available. Jason Page of ESPN Radio 1400 & 1310 will again serve as emcee. For more information, please call 860-815-9355. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes, working together for stronger, healthier babies.

Last year’s class of Elm City Legends included Ed Aston (Cheshire High School swimming), Bob Dikranian (Southern Connecticut soccer), Dick Gagliardi (Yale and Hamden hockey coach and Sacred Heart Academy Athletic Director), Dan Gooley (Quinnipiac baseball coach), Jack Siedlicki (Yale football coach), Porky Vieira (University of New Haven baseball) and Anne Worcester (Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament). Honoree legends included Karl Ravech (ESPN broadcaster) and Tommy John (former Major League Baseball pitcher).

The inaugural class consisted of: Larry Ciotti (Yale Football Assistant Coach), George “The Coach” DeMaio (News/Talk 960 WELI and ESPN Radio 1300 Broadcaster), Abie Grossfeld (U.S. Olympian and SCSU Gymnastics Head Coach), Gary Moore (Hillhouse High School Track Head Coach), Rand Pecknold (Quinnipiac University Men’s Ice Hockey Head Coach), Joe Tonelli (former University of New Haven Assistant Baseball Coach and former Notre Dame of West Haven Athletics Director), and honorary Elm City Legend Mike Golic (Co-Host of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning and former NFL player).



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