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John Habib's City Sports: Yukica Chapter recognizes Duval's work, legacy
In recognition of all that work, the Joe Yukica New Hampshire Chapter of the National Football Foundation has named its 27th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner in honor of the late three-sport standout. The dinner begins 5:30 p.m. at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester. Duval is being honored for his sports achievements and for his advocacy for the community’s young people.
Last year’s scholarships went to Desirae Leblanc of Manchester Memorial High; Geraldine Kroll of Manchester’s Trinity High, Dan Duval’s alma mater; Jesse Pinard of Manchester Central, Tanisha Lazarre and Fiorda Perez of Manchester High West, and Danny Cannone of Windham High, who was the recipient of the Dan Duval Community Service Award. Pat O’Neil, Bill Sheehan and Judy Cooper serve on the scholarship committee that will announce the 2014 winners in June.
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THE RED Ryan CYO Golf Tournament — which has provided thousand of youngsters with the opportunity to play summer golf in the junior, intermediate and youth levels over the years — is seeking a major sponsor.
Anyone wishing to sponsor or make donations to the tournament is asked to contact director Doug Smith at 493-4477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE 18th annual Lou Ferendo Memorial Golf Classic, which benefits the Manchester South Little League, will be held Friday, May 23, at Candia Woods Golf Links. Money raised over the years through the classic has helped the league install lights on the major field, update rest rooms, improve the batting cage, maintain field fencing and install a new sound system.
“City Sports” is published Saturdays in the New Hampshire Union Leader. Email staff sports reporter John Habib at email@example.com.