Want to learn more about the Bristol Tramps? Check out this article from the Bristol Observer on November 25!
The man, the legend, and his story. Read article here: Bud Choiniere Retires from local football!
What an amazing man! We are honored to have you as a cherished member of the Bristol Tramps!
**Story by Bob Montgomery, Bristol Press
Former and current Bristol Tramps hearts’ shattered today at the news of Coach Daniel Valerio’s passing. We were honored to have him as our compass for so many years…
Rest In Peace, Coach…and thank you for all you did for countless individuals throughout your life.
Those that wish to honor Coach’s memory are encouraged to do so at O’Brien’s Funeral Home, Sunday, October 9 from 3pm-7pm. Services are scheduled for Monday, October 10, St. Anthony’s Church beginning at 10am.
To Coach’s entire extended family, we send our most sincere condolences and promise to always emulate the man that we honor now and always.
The Bristol Tramps Sports Reunion Committee is pleased to recognize a changing of the guard and announce the new board effective September 2016. Congratulations to Sean Moore, our new Chair who will work together with co-chair Tony Carrier. Our best wishes and thanks to Carolyn Ziogas on her new role as Executive Director and Joe Tavera on his appointment as Treasurer. We also wish to welcome the newest committee members and look forward to a great 2017 season!!!
2016 – 2017 Bristol Tramps Sports Reunion Committee
Tony Carrier – Co-Chairman
Maryellen Holden – Secretary
Sean Moore – Chairman
Joseph Tavera – Treasurer
Daniel Valerio, Jr.
Carolyn Ziogas – Executive Director & Legal Advisor
Lifetime Committee Members
Daniel “Coach” Valerio
Honorary Committee Members
Rev. Nick Melo
In Memory of our Deceased Committee Persons
Thomas G. Murrone
Anthony V. Savino, Sr.
James Ziogas Sr.
While we are saddened by her passing, we are joyous that father and daughter are together again.
Marion’s radiant smile, infectious laugh, love of humanity and faith in God were an inspiration to so many. The entire Bristol Tramps family wish the extended Larese family our most sincere condolences. Rest in Peace, Marion Larese Gifford. You will be missed.
Please join us as we say farewell and God speed to a very special woman.
Marion Gifford Obituary
Do you know an individual or team that should be considered as a member of the Class of 2017? We welcome your suggestions–Nominate your Bristol Tramp!
Please provide historical and/or biographical information to support your nomination. All submissions can be sent using the form at the bottom of this page. Send your suggestions no later than October 1!
Here are a list of the awards we present in April 2017 along with the disciplines the candidate should possess.
Ron Choiniere Award: Individual with a disability involved in athletics.
Lydia Jabs Bailey Award: Individual must be a female involved in athletics.
Chuck McCarthy Award: Individual must be involved in athletics, press activities, public relations or media.
Harp Broderick Award: Individual must be a male involved in athletics.
Bill Garrett Award: Individual involved in athletics (male or female), sponsor of sporting activities, volunteerism or service to sports and community.
Ed Lodovico Award: Individual must have been involved in athletics and promoted or managed sports teams in Bristol.
The Julie Larese Team Award: Any team that deserves recognition for their accomplishments.
Send a note to the committee via our CONTACT US SECTION and we’ll pass your suggestions along to our nominating committee!
The Bristol Tramps Sports Reunion was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on Friday, April 8. Over 385 in attendance at the 46th annual event shared stories, cocktails and celebrated the success of the honorees in 2016.
Congratulations again to the Bristol honorees who played, coached and continue to support sports in our community!
Here’s a few faces from the evening….
Nice article about our history (past and present)! Thanks, Bob
…and of course, we are grateful to all who help keep Julie’s Party, a reality.
THE BRISTOL TRAMPS
The Bristol Tramps Sports Reunion Committee is pleased to announce the following individuals and team members being recognized at the 46th Annual Bristol Tramps Sports Reunion Dinner being held at the AquaTurf Club April 8, 2016.
Ronald Choiniere Award: Katie Kelly
Lydia Jabs Bailey Award: BriAnne Bruni
Chuck McCarthy Award: Whitey Dudzinski
Harp Broderick Award: Mike Greene
Bill Garrett Award: Daryl Floyd
Ed Lodovico Award: Michael Ziogas
Tony Savino Award: City of Bristol, Parks & Recreation Department
Team Award: 1967 Bristol Eastern High Cross Country Team
Committee Award: Brian Archibald
The Bristol Tramps provide $1000 to a senior at each of Bristol’s High Schools in honor of founder, Julie Larese consisting of matching funds of donations (from local companies) in memory of their loved ones.
Patricia D’Amato Memorial Scholarship Bristol Eastern High School: Bailey Wyrebek
John E. Tavera Memorial Scholarship St. Paul Catholic High School: Zachary J. Federowicz
Frank Scalia Memorial Scholarship Bristol Central High School: Matthew Varnum
Show your support of these family and friends by including an advertisement in our program book ($50, $75 or $100) contact; Sean Moore, Joe Tavera or Carolyn Ziogas). Consider joining us! Tickets to the April 8, 2016 dinner and program are available for $40/person. Please contact: Dan Valerio, Lance Chase, Tony Carrier or John Lodovico or use the contact us link above. Tickets are not available at the door, so kindly purchase your tickets by March 30, 2016.
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