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Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2009


 They come from different communities
and participated in different sports,
but they have one thing in common, a
desire to help others.
 The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame’s
Class of 2009 inductees were
announced Tuesday morning. Eight
individuals and one organization were
chosen to be honored by the hall of
fame at its induction ceremony and
dinner in May.
 The inductees certainly have the athletic
credentials to be inducted into
the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, but
they also represent athletes and coaches
who work hard to make their communities
better places. The Suffolk
Sports Hall of Fame, which opened
late in 2008, has become a symbol of
honoring sports and those who dedicate
themselves to helping others.
 The Suffolk County Community
College men’s basketball teams from
2003 and 2004, along with Head Coach Wrase
and assistants Pat Poliscatro, Eric Brown
and Jim McGowan were among the honorees.
 Former Suffolk Community College
basketball player Ronald White
said he was honored to represent
the college. “It was a team situation,”
White said of Suffolk’s success.
“It was a matter of setting your
ego aside and saying, ‘This is what’s
best for the team.’”
 Individual inductees include:
• Pete Harnisch
• Melvin Fowler Jr
• John Nitti
• Jerry Brown
• Kevin Cassese
• Rich Castellano
• Patricia Habers
• Joe Maniaci


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