The Bristol Tramps Sports Reunion hosted it’s 38th Annual Dinner on Friday, April 11, 2008 at the Clarion Hotel.
The evening began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the invocation and a moment of silence by Father Al Fontana of St. Anthony’s Church. Chairman Tom Murrone welcomed the guests and introduced Maryellen Holden as the evening’s toastmaster. Mayor Art Ward then provided his comments to the capacity crowd of 300+ guests.
Following a family-style dinner, Holden introduced Committee member Donna Papazian, who read a tribute in honor of recently deceased Tramps Executive Director, Tony Savino. Savino’s widow Deanna, daughter Cathy and son, MSG Anthony Savino, Jr. were recognized in the audience. Each person in attendance was given a memorial Tony Savino lapel pin. The pins were the brainchild of Tramps co-chair and senior member, Dan Valerio.
Scholarships and Awards were presented to the 2008 recipients. Each gave a brief speech on their successes, thanked their families, their colleagues and the Bristol Tramps for recognition of their individual contributions to preserving Bristol’s Sports History.
The evening concluded with remarks by Chariman Murrone and the benediction by Father Fontana. Mrs. Holden thanked the crowd and officially closed the evening’s event.
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