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Press-Radio Club

Supporting Rochester's Children's Charities Since 1949

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To support the Rochester Press-Radio Children's Charities Fund Inc. through fundraising, volunteering and support for causes benefiting children and families in Rochester and surrounding areas. The volunteer and fundraising support will be provided by an inclusive and diverse group of dedicated, committed volunteers.


Rochester Press-Radio Club's Celebration of Champions

Presented by ESL

Dyaisha Fair received the Local Athlete of the Year Award at the Rochester Press-Radio Club’s Celebration of Champions at the Rochester Red Wings game at Innovative Field on June 11. She was selected 16th overall by the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA draft. Fair, a former guard at Syracuse University, is currently third place on the all-time NCAA Division I women's basketball career scoring leaders. Fair played high school basketball for Edison Tech.


In addition to Fair, 13 other local sports and community service champions were honored. They are:


Major Donald Holleder Lifetime Achievement Award – Chuck Mitrano, Commissioner of the Empire 8 Conference and national leader on Sportsmanship.


Charlie Wagner & Christine Wagner Welch Founder Award – Scott Pitoniak, Best-selling author; nationally recognized columnist.


ESL Coach of the Year – Jamie Schneider, Head Coach, Spencerport HS Varsity Girls Soccer


Elliot Cushing Award – Steve Bartlett, Founder Bartlett Hockey and NHLPA Certified Agent.


Gary Smith & George Beahon Sports Media Award– Don Stevens, Voice of the Amerks and in his 54th year of sports broadcasting.


Jean Giambrone Award – Dr. Lauren Lieberman, Distinguished Professor, Camp Abilities founder at State University of New York College at Brockport.


Morrie Silver Award – Jim Vacanti, retired Zweigle’s Sales Manager


Rich Funke Jr. College Male Athlete Award – John Mozrall, midfielder on RIT Lacrosse team


Jerry Flynn College Female Athlete Award – Brynn King, Roberts Wesleyan University, Pole Vaulter on Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Teams.


Press-Radio Club High School Female Athlete Award – Corintia Griffith, Senior, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field at Webster Schroeder High School


Press-Radio Club High School Male Athlete Award – Keaton Ostrowski, Senior, lefty Bowler at Rush-Henrietta High School


Eddie & Kevin Meath Press-Radio Club Member Service Award – Kathy O’Neill, business office assistant, Bryant and Stratton College and Mickey Hyde, Branch Manager and Vice President, Tompkins Community Bank


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor ESL!

Rochester Press-Radio Club 2024 Membership Form

Our committees are seeking members! Please contact any of the Executive Team or email to learn how you can make a difference on any of these committees: Celebration of Champions, Charities, Golf Tournament, Other Special Events, and Administrative

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