Rochester Press-Radio Club

Supporting Rochester-Area Children's Charities Since 1949

September 14, 2020

A special thank you to all the sponsors, golfers and volunteers who made our September 14, 2020 tournament our most successful tournament to date! Thanks also to Salmon Creek for their hospitality and to all of our raffle donors. There were four Gold Level sponsors, nine Bronze Sponsors and 96 golfers. We had good weather!

June 2020 - Due to the cornanavirus situation and to insure the safety of our members and our community, the 71st Annual Rochester Press-Radio Day of Champions dinner has been cancelled for 2020. We hope you stand-by as we monitor the situation and keep you updated.

David Ortiz, Coca-Cola Sports Personality of the Year and Other Award Winners Announced

Nicknamed “Big Papi”, David Ortiz, the slugger who helped lead the Boston Red Sox to three World Series titles, has been awarded the Coca-Cola Sports Personality of the Year Award. All of the other award winners are listed below:

Major Donald Holleder AwardRon Kampff, head coach, Webster Challenger Baseball and Co-Founder, Challenger Miracle Field
Charlie Wagner AwardScott Fake, Brockport High School head swimming coach
Christine Wagner Welch AwardCliff Devries, Rochester Institute of Technology, head diving coach
Coach of the YearBobby Bates, McQuaid Jesuit, varsity football coach
Eddie and Kevin Meath Member AwardJamie Hammond, General Manager, Rochester Regional Health Total Sports Experience
Elliot Cushing AwardScott Fitch, Fairport High School, head boys varsity basketball coach
ESL Community Volunteer AwardWilliam Weir, Al Sigl Community of Agencies volunteer
Gary Smith and George Beahon Sports Media Excellence AwardJames Johnson, Democrat and Chronicle, High School sports writer
High School Female Press-Radio Athlete of the YearJulia Andreach, Our Lady of Mercy High School, tennis
High School Male Press-Radio Athlete of the YearSam Lawler, Pittsford-Mendon High School, cross country/distance runner
Jean Giambrone AwardLinda Michele, St. John Fisher College, head women’s lacrosse coach
Jerry Flynn College AwardRachel Benedict, Nazareth College, basketball
Local Amateur Athlete AwardJared Conners, University of Virginia, men’s lacrosse (Pittsford-Sutherland High School) and Chloe DeLyser, soccer, Marion Central School
Local Professional Athlete AwardDanny Mendick, Chicago White Sox, baseball (Pittsford-Mendon High School and Monroe Community College)
Morrie Silver AwardDon Murray, the College at Brockport, head wrestling coach
Rich Funke Jr. College AwardConlan Keenan, SUNY Geneseo, ice hockey

Thank you to the club’s generous major sponsors: Coca-Cola of Rochester, ConServe, the Democrat and Chronicle, ESL Federal Credit Union, the Rochester Red Wings, the Rochester NY Sports Commission.



Pat Grover, Executive Director
Rochester Press-Radio Children's Charities
P: 585-734-5317

Mike Kauffman, President
Rochester Press-Radio Children's Charities
P: 585-223-3693

2020 Calendar

Spring Member Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Holy Childhood Awards Event
May 2020

71st Annual Day of Champions Dinner
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Cancelled for 2020

Challenger Baseball World Series
June 2020
Cancelled for 2020

Press-Radio Ball Game and Picnic
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Cancelled for 2020

3rd Annual Press-Radio Golf Tournament
Monday, September 14, 2020
Salmon Creek Country Club
Thanks to all who made it a great day!

Member Luncheon
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Charities Committee Meeting
Al Sigl/Golisano Building
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Board Meeting
Frontier Field
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Member Luncheon
Brook-Lea Country Club
Tuesday, December 8, 2020