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OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST CHRISTOPHER LILLIS
WAS HONORED AT THE ROCHESTER PRESS-RADIO CLUB'S
CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS
PRESENTED BY ESL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Olympic gold medal-winning aerial skier Chris Lillis received the Local Athlete of the Year Award at the Rochester Press-Radio Club's Celebration of Champions at the Rochester Red Wings game at Frontier Field on June 21. The Pittsford native won gold in the mixed team aerial competition at the recently completed Winter Olympics in Beijing.

In addition to Lillis, other local sports figures were honored. They are:

Major Donald Holleder Lifetime Achievement Award Nationally recognized coach and official George Steitz
Charlie Wagner & Christine Wagner Welch Founder Award Irondequoit High School boys basketball coach Chris Cardon
Elliot Cushing Award Rochester Institute of Technology men's lacrosse coach Jake Coon
ESL Press-Radio Coach of the Year Pittsford-Mendon High School girls basketball coach Todd Julien
Gary Smith & George Beahon Sports Media Award Jenna Cottrell, WHAM-TV sports reporter
Jean Giambrone Woman Sports Award Victor High School volleyball and softball coach Shelly Collins
Morrie Silver Award Chris Woodworth, Bill Gray's Iceplex Director
Jerry Flynn Female College Award Lindsey Brinkel, Roberts Wesleyan College lacrosse
Rich Funke Jr. College Male Award Ryan Romeo, SUNY Brockport ice hockey
Press-Radio Female High School Award Candace Tytler, Irondequoit High School indoor and outdoor track and cross country
Press-Radio Male High School Award Daley Fraser, Pittsford Mendon High School swim and diving team

Dan Mason, General Manager, Rochester Red Wings is the recipient of the 2022 Eddie & Kevin Meath Press-Radio Club Member Service Award.

Celebration of Champions 2022 Photos

Photographs courtesy of Joe Territo

Eddie & Kevin Meath Press-Radio Club Member Service Award

Eddie & Kevin Meath Press-Radio Club Member Service Award

Faheem Masood, CEO, ESL Federal Credit Union
Dan Mason, GM, Rochester Red Wings
Mike Kauffman, President, Rochester Press-Radio Club

Jean Giambrone
Woman Sports Award

Jean Giambrone Woman Sports Award

Victor High School volleyball and softball coach Shelly Collins

Jerry Flynn
Female College Award

Jerry Flynn Female College Award

Lindsey Brinkel, Roberts Wesleyan College lacrosse

Charlie Wagner &
Christine Wagner Welch
Founder Award

Charlie Wagner & Christine Wagner Welch Founder Award

Irondequoit High School boys basketball coach Chris Cardon

Elliot Cushing Award

Elliot Cushing Award

Rochester Institute of Technology men's lacrosse coach Jake Coon

Gary Smith & George Beahon
Sports Media Award

Gary Smith & George Beahon Sports Media Award

Jenna Cottrell, WHAM-TV sports reporter

Press-Radio Male High School Award

Press-Radio Male High School Award

Daley Fraser, Pittsford Mendon High School swim and diving team

Press-Radio Male High School Award

Faheem Masood

ESL Press-Radio Coach of the Year

ESL Press-Radio Coach of the Year

Pittsford-Mendon High School girls basketball coach Todd Julien

Local Athlete of the Year Award

Local Athlete of the Year Award

Jamie Lillis accepting for Olympic gold medal-winning aerial skier Chris Lillis

Mike Kauffman
Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons, Monroe County Legislator (proclamation)
Naomi Silver, CEO, Rochester Red Wings

Rich Funke Jr. College Male Award

Rich Funke Jr. College Male Award

Ryan Romeo, SUNY Brockport ice hockey

Major Donald Holleder Lifetime Achievement Award

Major Donald Holleder Lifetime Achievement Award

Nationally recognized coach and official George Steitz

Press-Radio Female High School Award

Press-Radio Female High School Award

Candace Tytler, Irondequoit High School indoor and outdoor track and cross country

Morrie Silver Award

Morrie Silver Award

Chris Woodworth, Bill Gray's Iceplex Director