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Cherished Memories

Mariano Rivera and Honorary Chair Holden Leibenguth
Mariano Rivera and Honorary Chair Holden Leibenguth

Rochester Press-Radio Club members honored for 25 years of Challenger baseball support
Rochester Press-Radio Club members were honored for
25 years of Challenger Baseball support by the Challenger Baseball coaches


Press-Radio Club members, Cathy DiMarco, Debra Bonsignore, Pat Grover and Kids Miracle Making Club Director, Steve Pellow with Santa Claus volunteering at Eagle Vale for the kid's club
Press-Radio Club members, Cathy DiMarco, Debra Bonsignore, Pat Grover
and Kids Miracle Making Club Director, Steve Pellow with Santa Claus
volunteering at Eagle Vale for the kid's club

Scott Pitoniak and Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills
Scott Pitoniak presenting Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills,
a hand-signed well-wishes card with hundreds of signatures
from the 65th Day of Champions Dinner attendees!

65th Annual Day of Champions Dinner
a huge success! Thank you to
the Bills Legends - Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas,
Darryl Talley, and Steve Tasker for their commitment
to our charity and everything they did
so well to make our dinner a success.

65th Rochester Press-Radio Dinner Honoring the Bills Legends
65th Rochester Press-Radio Dinner Honoring the Bills Legends

Colin Kaepernick and Scott Pitoniak
Colin Kaepernick and Scott Pitoniak

64th Annual Day of Champions Dinner Award Winners
64th Annual Day of Champions Dinner
Award Winners

Scott Pitoniak, Mark Muench, Mike Kauffman, Jean Giambrone

Long-time club member, Jean Giambrone, often called
"Rochester's First Lady in Sports," died Monday January 21, 2013
after a brief illness. She was 91. Sincere sympathy to Jean's family and friends
from the Rochester Press-Radio Club's officers, board, and members.

Others pictured: Scott Pitoniak, Mark Muench, Mike Kauffman

Challenger Buddies
Adam Smith and Holden Leibenguth, 2012

Press-Radio Honored with a brick in the Walk of Fame
at Frontier Field for its work with youth and sports.

Press-Radio Honored at Frontier Field

June 21, 2010 Lunch Photos

Ray Mulvehill, Gary Larder, and Judy Mulvehill
Ray Mulvehill, Gary Larder, and Judy Mulvehill
LPGA golfer and guest speaker, Jean Reynolds
LPGA golfer and guest speaker, Jean Reynolds
John Doyle, Nick Nickson, and Mark Muench
John Doyle, Nick Nickson, and Mark Muench
Scott Pitoniak receiving a recognition gift for his years of service to the club and the past eight as an officer
Scott Pitoniak receiving a recognition gift for his years of service to the club and the past eight as an officer

 

61st Day of Champions, featuring Drew Brees,
a tremendous success

Drew Brees

 

School of the Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony
May 2009

Awards Day

Awards Day

School of the Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony
May 2008

School of the Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony, May 2008

School of the Holy Childhood Awards Ceremony, May 2008

Rich Funke Golf T Check Presentation

Rich Funke Jr. Golf Tournament Check Presentation
from l to r: Rich Funke, Sr. NEWS 10 NBC, Mike Kauffman, VP,
Keith Ryan, VP and Scott Pitoniak, President

Many thanks and much appreciation to all of the Funke family, the 2007
golf committee, and all of the generous golfers for helping our
childrens charities!

The Press-Radio Club Children's Charities Chair, Mike Kauffman was presented with an extremely generous donation from the Rich Funke Jr. Golf Tournament Committee at the November 15, 2006 member meeting. The $10,000 gift was one of the largest single donations ever made to the club. It will be distributed to over 40 local children's organizations during our annual giving effort.

Many thanks and much appreciation to all of the Funke family, the golf committee participants, and all of the generous golfers for helping our childrens charities!

Surprise Check Presentation from the Rich Funke Jr. Golf Tournament Committee!
Mike Baker, golf committee, Molly Flaherty, golf committee, Rich Funke, Sr., Mike Kauffman, P-R Charities Chair

Congratulations to the Rochester Red Wings! The Red Wings were presented with the 2006 Press-Radio All Star award given to a group or an individual who has consistently contributed above and beyond to the Press-Radio club.

The Red Wings have contributed time, talent and resource towards our annual Dinner of Champions, our annual agency picnic, and have provided numerous gifts-in-kind as well as cash to our children's charities. Naomi Silver and the Red Wings are long-time supporters of the Annual Dinner of Champions and General Manager, Dan Mason and Assistant GM, Will Rumbold have served two consecutive two-year stints as President of the club. The front office has also been generous with their time and assisted us each year with the dinner.

Hats off to a giving and talented group and generous supporters of the Press-Radio Children's Charities.

November 15, 2006
Logan's Party House, Rochester, New York
Steve Tasker, Scott Pitoniak and Press-Radio Club
Raise Money for Children's Charities!

Steve Tasker, Susan Sullivan, and Scott Pitoniak
Steve Tasker, Susan Sullivan, corporate sponsor from Roberts Wesleyan College, Scott Pitoniak, D&C Sports Writer
"Baby" Joe Mesi and Mike Kauffman
"Baby" Joe Mesi with Mike Kauffman

August 7, 2006 at Frontier Field

Rochester Press-Radio and the Rochester Red Wings hosted almost 300 at our August 7th check presentation event. 185 non profit agency folks and their families received over $53,000 in checks from the Club's Day of Champions proceeds and an additional 100 Club members and their families had a wonderful picnic supper and enjoyed a great ballgame!

Special thanks to all the members who came on field to assist with the presentation this year.

Check Presentation Ceremony

Check Presentation Ceremony
2006 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners

Xaiver Major and Arnold Palmer
Xaiver Major and Arnold Palmer

Carmen Basilio and Arnold Palmer
Carmen Basilio and Arnold Palmer

Jim Boeheim and Arnold Palmer
Jim Boeheim and Arnold Palmer
Traci Buch, WHAM TV Sports, Dr. Daryl Gross, Syracuse University, Tom Donahoe, Buffalo Bills
Traci Buch, WHAM TV Sports
Dr. Daryl Gross, Syracuse University
Tom Donahoe, Buffalo Bills
Joe Altobelli, Arnold Palmer, Jim Boeheim
Joe Altobelli, Arnold Palmer, Jim Boeheim
Roger Clemens
Roger Clemens
[Gordie Howe]
Hall of Famer Gordie Howe recieves the Clubs top honor
[Marv Foley]
Marv Foley teams up with Special Teammates
[Muhammed Ali] Muhammed Ali receives Sports Personality of the Year Award (David who?)
[Special Moment]
A Special moment for a Special Olympian
[Joe Montana]
"Joe" visits Rochester
[Marv Levy]
1995 Major Donald Holleder Award winner Marv Levy
[Andy Pettite]
New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettite