“It was a anniversary event that Julie would have been proud of”, said Chairman Thomas Murrone as the sold out crowd at the Clarion Hotel celebrated 40 years of acknowledging the best of Bristol’s sports.
At the cocktail reception many reminised about the “Golden Age of the Bristol Tramps” as the committee debuted a video narrated by ESPN’s Chris Berman showcasing the organization’s history. “The walk down memory lane was incredible”, said Marion Gifford daughter of Bristol Tramps founder Julie Larese.
Following the family-style dinner, the scholarships and awards were presented to the 2010 class followed by comments from the honorees. It was a night filled with great stories, some funny and others inspirational.