Rochester Press-Radio Club

Supporting Rochester-Area Children's Charities Since 1949

Cherished Memories

2020 Holiday Project
2020 Holiday Project a Huge Success

A very successful holiday project collection enabled us to donate approximately $3,000 in donations, gift cards, gifts, and non-perishable goods to clients and families of CP Rochester, Rochester Rehab, Happiness House and Andrews Center. Thank you to the 35 Rochester Press-Radio Club donors, families and volunteers, who gave from their heart, shopped, delivered and made the holiday season special for these families during this difficult time.

3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament

Rochester Americans Team

3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament

Bill Sullivan's Painting Team

3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
September 14, 2020
2020 Golf Tournament
Rochester Press-Radio Club Honors Johnny Antonelli
February 2020
Johnny Antonelli
Johnny Antonelli

Johnny Antonelli made a name for himself on the diamond as a World Series hero and five-time Major League Baseball All-Star, and in the business world as owner of numerous Firestone Tire Stores in Upstate New York. Along the way, he became beloved in his hometown of Rochester because of his kindness and philanthropy. For six decades, John has been a gracious and generous supporter of our annual Rochester Press-Radio Club’s Day of Champions Children’s Charities Dinner. In 2019, the Club honored him with a special plaque to thank him for all he has done for us through the years.

Rochester Press-Radio Club Honors Johnny Antonelli
February 2020
Johnny Antonelli and Scott Pitoniak
Johnny Antonelli and Scott Pitoniak

Johnny Antonelli made a name for himself on the diamond as a World Series hero and five-time Major League Baseball All-Star, and in the business world as owner of numerous Firestone Tire Stores in Upstate New York. Along the way, he became beloved in his hometown of Rochester because of his kindness and philanthropy. For six decades, John has been a gracious and generous supporter of our annual Rochester Press-Radio Club’s Day of Champions Children’s Charities Dinner. In 2019, the Club honored him with a special plaque to thank him for all he has done for us through the years.

2nd Annual Golf Tournament
September 9, 2019
2019 Golf Tournament
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
September 9, 2019
2019 Golf Tournament
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
September 9, 2019
2019 Golf Tournament
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
September 9, 2019
2019 Golf Tournament
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
September 9, 2019
2019 Golf Tournament
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
September 9, 2019
2019 Golf Tournament
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
September 9, 2019
2019 Golf Tournament
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
September 9, 2019
2019 Golf Tournament
Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony
May 3, 2019
2019 Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony
Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony
May 3, 2019
2019 Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony
2018 Golf Tournament Thank You

A special thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors, hole sign donors and volunteers for your donations to the Inaugural Rochester Press-Radio Children's Charities Golf Tournament that benefited Gilda's of Rochester Camp Open Arms.

Our Sponsors

Applebee's Gates
Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home
Bank of Castile
Bill Sullivan Painting
Brockport Smiles
Chris Leonardo State Farm Agency
CMI Communications
Coca-Cola of Rochester
Conolly Printing
ConServe
Cornerstone Dental of Greece and Henrietta
Clark, Craft and O'Connor Families
D. Clark Distributors
Eastview Mall
Elmer W. Davis Roofing
Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
Gallina Development
Genesee Brew House
Gilda's Club Rochester Staff, Board & Volunteers
Golfers Extraordinaire!
Holy Childhood
Jeremiah's Gates
Lamont Trophies & Awards
Lynch and Grover Families
Oliver's Candies
Pheterson Spatorico LLP
Rochester Press-Radio Club Volunteers
Red Fedele's Brook House
Rochester Lead Works
Rochester Regional Health Total Sports Experience
Salmon Creek Country Club
Taylor, the Builders
The College at Brockport
The Ressman/Sahrle Family
Theo's Restaurant & Lounge
Triple-O HVACR, plumbing, and electrical
Villager Construction
Westside News

Your hole sign donations, in-kind gifts, raffle items and golf sponsorships helped us raise $5,000 for Gilda's kids! We had 64 golfers and great weather on 09/12/18!

2018 Golf Tournament Highlights
Lennox-Cole Team
Lennox-Cole Team
2018 Golf Tournament Highlights
Collazo Team
Collazo Team
2018 Golf Tournament Highlights
Rumbold Team
Rumbold Team
2018 Golf Tournament Highlights
Davis Team - 1st Place
Davis Team - 1st Place
2018 Golf Tournament Highlights
Hole Sign - Hole in One
Hole Sign - Hole in One
2018 Golf Tournament Highlights
Hole Sign - Rochester Regional Health/TSE
Hole Sign - Rochester Regional Health/TSE
2018 Golf Tournament Highlights
Hole Sign - Coca-Cola of Rochester
Hole Sign - Coca-Cola of Rochester
2018 Golf Tournament Highlights
Hole Sign - Alvah Halloran and Son Funeral Home
Hole Sign - Alvah Halloran and Son Funeral Home
2018 Golf Tournament Highlights
Salmon Creek Country Club
Salmon Creek Country Club
Mariano Rivera and Honorary Chair Holden Leibenguth
Mariano Rivera and Honorary Chair Holden Leibenguth
Rochester Press-Radio Club Honored by Challenger Baseball
Rochester Press-Radio Club members honored for 25 years of Challenger baseball support
Rochester Press-Radio Club members were honored for 25 years of Challenger Baseball support by the Challenger Baseball coaches
December 2014 Members Luncheon
Press-Radio Club members, Cathy DiMarco, Debra Bonsignore, Pat Grover and Kids Miracle Making Club Director, Steve Pellow with Santa Claus volunteering at Eagle Vale for the kid's club
Press-Radio Club members, Cathy DiMarco, Debra Bonsignore, Pat Grover and Kids Miracle Making Club Director, Steve Pellow with Santa Claus volunteering at Eagle Vale for the kid's club
65th Annual Day of Champions Dinner
Scott Pitoniak and Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills
Scott Pitoniak presenting Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills, a hand-signed well-wishes card with hundreds of signatures from the 65th Day of Champions Dinner attendees!
65th Annual Day of Champions Dinner a huge success!
65th Rochester Press-Radio Dinner Honoring the Bills Legends
65th Rochester Press-Radio Dinner Honoring the Bills Legends

Thank you to the Bills Legends - Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas, Darryl Talley, and Steve Tasker for their commitment to our charity and everything they did so well to make our dinner a success.

64th Annual Day of Champions Dinner
Colin Kaepernick and Scott Pitoniak
Colin Kaepernick and Scott Pitoniak
64th Annual Day of Champions Dinner
Award Winners
64th Annual Day of Champions Dinner Award Winners
Celebrating Jean Giambrone
Scott Pitoniak, Mark Muench, Mike Kauffman, Jean Giambrone
Others pictured: Scott Pitoniak, Mark Muench, Mike Kauffman

Long-time club member, Jean Giambrone, often called "Rochester's First Lady in Sports," died Monday January 21, 2013 after a brief illness. She was 91. Sincere sympathy to Jean's family and friends from the Rochester Press-Radio Club's officers, board, and members.

Adam Smith and Holden Leibenguth, 2012
Challenger Buddies
Rochester Press-Radio Club Honored
Press-Radio Honored at Frontier Field

Press-Radio Honored with a brick in the Walk of Fame at Frontier Field for its work with youth and sports.

June 21, 2010 Lunch Photos
Ray Mulvehill, Gary Larder, and Judy Mulvehill
Ray Mulvehill, Gary Larder, and Judy Mulvehill
June 21, 2010 Lunch Photos
LPGA golfer and guest speaker, Jean Reynolds
LPGA golfer and guest speaker, Jean Reynolds
June 21, 2010 Lunch Photos
John Doyle, Nick Nickson, and Mark Muench
John Doyle, Nick Nickson, and Mark Muench
June 21, 2010 Lunch Photos
Scott Pitoniak receiving a recognition gift for his years of service to the club and the past eight as an officer
Scott Pitoniak receiving a recognition gift for his years of service to the club and the past eight as an officer
61st Day of Champions, featuring Drew Brees, a tremendous success
Drew Brees
School of the Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony
May 2009
Awards Day
School of the Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony
May 2009
Awards Day
School of the Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony
May 2008
School of the Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony, May 2008
School of the Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony
May 2008
School of the Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony, May 2008
Rich Funke Golf T Check Presentation
Rich Funke Jr. Golf Tournament Check Presentation
from l to r: Rich Funke, Sr. NEWS 10 NBC, Mike Kauffman, VP, Keith Ryan, VP and Scott Pitoniak, President

Many thanks and much appreciation to all of the Funke family, the 2007 golf committee, and all of the generous golfers for helping our childrens charities!

The Press-Radio Club Children's Charities Chair, Mike Kauffman was presented with an extremely generous donation from the Rich Funke Jr. Golf Tournament Committee at the November 15, 2006 member meeting. The $10,000 gift was one of the largest single donations ever made to the club. It will be distributed to over 40 local children's organizations during our annual giving effort.

Many thanks and much appreciation to all of the Funke family, the golf committee participants, and all of the generous golfers for helping our childrens charities!

Rich Funke Golf T Check Presentation
Surprise Check Presentation from the Rich Funke Jr. Golf Tournament Committee!
Mike Baker, golf committee, Molly Flaherty, golf committee, Rich Funke, Sr., Mike Kauffman, P-R Charities Chair

Congratulations to the Rochester Red Wings! The Red Wings were presented with the 2006 Press-Radio All Star award given to a group or an individual who has consistently contributed above and beyond to the Press-Radio club.

The Red Wings have contributed time, talent and resource towards our annual Dinner of Champions, our annual agency picnic, and have provided numerous gifts-in-kind as well as cash to our children's charities. Naomi Silver and the Red Wings are long-time supporters of the Annual Dinner of Champions and General Manager, Dan Mason and Assistant GM, Will Rumbold have served two consecutive two-year stints as President of the club. The front office has also been generous with their time and assisted us each year with the dinner.

Hats off to a giving and talented group and generous supporters of the Press-Radio Children's Charities.

November 15, 2006

Logan's Party House, Rochester, New York
Steve Tasker, Scott Pitoniak and Press-Radio Club
Raise Money for Children's Charities!

Steve Tasker, Susan Sullivan, and Scott Pitoniak
Steve Tasker, Susan Sullivan, corporate sponsor from Roberts Wesleyan College, Scott Pitoniak, D&C Sports Writer
November 15, 2006

Logan's Party House, Rochester, New York
Steve Tasker, Scott Pitoniak and Press-Radio Club
Raise Money for Children's Charities!

Baby Joe Mesi and Mike Kauffman
"Baby" Joe Mesi with Mike Kauffman
August 7, 2006 at Frontier Field

Rochester Press-Radio and the Rochester Red Wings hosted almost 300 at our August 7th check presentation event. 185 non profit agency folks and their families received over $53,000 in checks from the Club's Day of Champions proceeds and an additional 100 Club members and their families had a wonderful picnic supper and enjoyed a great ballgame!

Special thanks to all the members who came on field to assist with the presentation this year.

Check Presentation Ceremony
August 7, 2006 at Frontier Field

Rochester Press-Radio and the Rochester Red Wings hosted almost 300 at our August 7th check presentation event. 185 non profit agency folks and their families received over $53,000 in checks from the Club's Day of Champions proceeds and an additional 100 Club members and their families had a wonderful picnic supper and enjoyed a great ballgame!

Special thanks to all the members who came on field to assist with the presentation this year.

Check Presentation Ceremony
2006 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners
Xaiver Major and Arnold Palmer
Xaiver Major and Arnold Palmer
Carmen Basilio and Arnold Palmer
Carmen Basilio and Arnold Palmer
Jim Boeheim and Arnold Palmer
Jim Boeheim and Arnold Palmer
Traci Buch, WHAM TV Sports
Dr. Daryl Gross, Syracuse University
Tom Donahoe, Buffalo Bills
Traci Buch, WHAM TV Sports, Dr. Daryl Gross, Syracuse University, Tom Donahoe, Buffalo Bills
Joe Altobelli, Arnold Palmer, and Jim Boeheim
Joe Altobelli, Arnold Palmer, Jim Boeheim
Roger Clemens
Roger Clemens
Hall of Famer Gordie Howe recieves the Clubs top honor
Gordie Howe
Marv Foley teams up with Special Teammates
Marv Foley
Muhammed Ali receives Sports Personality of the Year Award
Muhammed Ali
A Special moment for a Special Olympian
Special Moment
"Joe" visits Rochester
Joe Montana
1995 Major Donald Holleder Award winner Marv Levy
Marv Levy
New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettite
Andy Pettite