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67th Annual Day of Champions Dinner

Call 585-340-1460 for status on limited remaining seats,
pricing, and wait list availability.

May 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center
Rochester, NY

2016 Press-Radio Club Meeting Schedule

March 23, 2016
Member Lunch Meeting
12:00 p.m. at Radisson Airport, Henrietta

July 11, 2016
Member Lunch Meeting
12:00 p.m. at Brook-Lea Country Club
(Danielle Downey Golf Classic)

September 21, 2016
Charities Committee Meeting
5:30 p.m. at Heritage Christian Services, Henrietta

October 13, 2016
Board Meeting
5:30 p.m. at Mary Cariola Children's Center (South Avenue)

October 28, 2016
Member Lunch Meeting
12:00 p.m. at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa (Golf available, weather permitting)

December 13, 2016
Member Lunch Meeting
12:00 p.m. at Brook-Lea Country Club (Community Baskets)


New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera will headline the 67th annual Rochester Press-Radio Club Day of Champions Children's Charity Dinner on Tuesday, May 31 at the Joseph Floreano Riverside Convention Center.

Rivera will receive the Coca-Cola Sports Personality of the Year Award, and will be joined at the head table by other sports figures and local award winners to be announced in the coming weeks.

A native of Panama City, Panama, Rivera spent 19 seasons with the Yankees, mostly as a relief pitcher. He finished his career in 2013 as Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader with 652 to go along with an 82-60 won-lost record and a 2.21 earned run average. A member of 13 American League All-Star teams and five World Series championship teams, Rivera was at his best in the post-season, posting a record-low 0.70 earned run average and 42 saves in 96 games. He is expected to be a first-ballot selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in 2018.

Rivera is heavily involved in numerous philanthropic causes through the Mariano Rivera Foundation and has been honored for his community service on several occasions.

"We are thrilled to have the greatest closer in baseball history as our keynote speaker," said Press-Radio Club President Keith Ryan. "Besides being a great player, he's been a model citizen whose desire to help others fits in perfectly with the give-back mission of our organization."

Call 585-340-1460 for status on limited remaining seats and waiting list availability.

Since the Press-Radio Club's inception in 1949, it has donated more than a million dollars to Rochester charities.

The club gratefully acknowledges its corporate sponsors: Coca-Cola Refreshments; the Democrat and Chronicle Media Group; ESL Federal Credit Union; Paychex Corporation; the Rochester Red Wings; the Rochester RazorSharks, and Monroe County Sports Commission.


67th Annual Dinner Award Winners

  Dinner Co-Chairs Dave Fiedler
Debbie Salmon
  Honorary Chair - Kids Miracle Making Club Holden Leibenguth
  Charlie Wagner Award Dick Cerone
  Christine Wagner Welch Award Gurnal Jones III
  Coach of the Year presented by the Rochester RazorSharks Norm Schueckler
  Democrat and Chronicle Amateur Athlete Award Jake Zembiec
  Democrat and Chronicle Professional Athlete of the Year Abby Wambach
  Eddie Meath Award Jim Vacanti
  Elliot Cushing Award presented by Monroe County Sports Commission Sammy Watson
  ESL Volunteer Award Sean Ossont
  Gary Smith & George Beahon Sports Media Excellence Award Jamie Germano
  Jean Giambrone Award Andrea Golden
  Jerry Flynn College Female Award Tara Lamberti
  Major Donald Holleder Award Barry Culhane
  Morrie Silver Award presented by the Rochester Red Wings Jim Johnson
  Paychex High School Female Athlete Katie Smith
  Paychex High School Male Athlete Ernest Edwards
  Press-Radio Special Achievement Award Yianni Diakomihalis
  Rich Funke Jr. College Male Award Matthew Hossack