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|Boosters planning Hall of Fame Dinner|
|Written by Mike Halloran|
|Wednesday, 27 March 2013 08:53|
The Duxbury High School Boosters Club in conjunction with the DHS Athletic Department will hold its fourth induction ceremony and dinner for 10 new members being inducted into the Duxbury HS Athletic Hall of Fame.
There are 25 members currently in the Hall including DHS basketball legends Bill Curley, Lauren Fuller, and Jon Garrity, soccer greats Steven Cass and Devon Bingham, coaches Foster Cass and Reggie Clarke, along with numerus DHS stars who own school records, earned endless all-star recognition and captured State championships.
Dinner coordinators Lisa Gavin and Monica Higgins have planned a spectacular evening on Saturday night, May 11 at the Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston. This event is a celebration of DHS’s outstanding athletic history. Funds generated by the dinner help the Boosters Club provide all of Duxbury HS’s athletic teams with many of the items that are needed above and beyond what the Athletic Department budget can handle.
Items recently funded by Boosters include: new sails for the sailing team, rain gear for both golf teams, timing devices for swimming, high frequency radios for the ski team, locker rooms for the hockey teams, video cameras for basketball, antibacterial mops for the wrestling mats, the purchase of banners, plaques, awards, and trophies, a $30,000 donaion to the PRIDE turf field, soccer and field hockey goals, a sound system for the high school gymnasium, cheerleading and wrestling mats, hock- ey ice time, football tackling dummies and blocking sleds, a scoring table for wrestling and basketball, $200 for each team to start its season and the fulfillment of many requests from individual teams for capital equipment not routinely covered by DHS.
The Duxbury Athletic Boosters Club has a long tradition of supporting the highly successful DHS sports pro- grams through a variety of creative fundraising events, concession stand sales and memberships. Each year the Boosters Club raises close to $40,000 and this event
is expected to be a celebratory fundraiser following this month’s antique show.
The history of great athletes at DHS continues to grow each year with the Dragons sporting one of the largest athletic programs in Massachusetts. Finding DHS grads whose records and achievements have stood the test of time and qualified them to be placed among the school’s best is impressive and this year includes: Dan Coakley ’90 – tennis, Pam Switzer Corrigan ’83 – soccer, Jon Cressman ’90 – soccer, Carey Grealy Ranta ’85 – field hockey, Alli- son Love ’01 – basketball, Jeff McEvoy ’82 – soccer, Pat Shea – coach of basketball and soc- cer, Derek Smith ’96 – track/ cross-country, Julie Spolidoro ’99 – cross-country, and Max Quinzani ’06 – lacrosse.
The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. cocktail hour featuring hors d’oeuvres and a chance to renew old acquaintances and relive past memories of the famous moments in the inductees’ careers. The cocktail hour will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
The evening will feature Duxbury’s own Jim Fagan as Master of Ceremonies. Fagan will introduce the recipients and their presenters, along with providing his usual humor to spice up the evening.