7 New Members Inducted to EG Athletic Hall of Fame; 5 Others Honored

by | May 10, 2018

In front: Jennifer Imbriglio, Kerry Withrow Valentine, Stephanie Balkcom Gloria, and Fred ‘BeBe’ MacDonald. In back: Steve DiIuro, Kristen Manson, Mike Kamin, Chris DellaGrotta, Bruce Roberts and Andrew Blessing. Not pictured: Bob Corr and Allen Pritchard.

Nothing stirs memory like high school sports. That winning season, that remarkable save, that unlikely star. All manner of memory, together with a large dose of gratitude, was on display at last Saturday’s EG Athletic Hall of Fame dinner at the Quonset ‘O’ Club.

Seven people were inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Allen Pritchard, who could not attend the ceremony because of treatment for cancer. He sent a moving letter, which was read by Christ Hurd (a year ahead of Pritchard in school) in which he praised East Greenwich High School for helping to get him back on a solid path.

In addition, Fred “BeBe” MacDonald and Bruce Roberts were honored as Golden Avengers and Kerry Withrow Valentine received a special recognition award.

The EG Athletic Hall of Fame also awards two Anthony “Tar Tar” Ucci awards for current EGHS seniors. This year, those awards went to Jennifer Imbriglio and Andrew Blessing.

You can read more about each honoree here.  And you can watch the speeches of each honoree below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tDl4qyIVe0

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