Seven multi-sport student athletes to be recognized at Aug. 3 golf tournament
(Guilderland, NY) – Seven recently graduated Guilderland High School seniors comprise the 2018 class of Guilderland Lettermen Foundation award winners. The Guilderland Lettermen Foundation, now in its 21st year, annually recognizes multi-sport student athletes, who are also active in the community.
“We are again so pleased to be able to recognize these great representatives of our school and community,” said Lettermen Foundation President Mark Williams, a 1982 Guilderland High School graduate. “Each year, we get so many impressive applications; 2018 was no different.”
Award winners for 2018 include Erin Miceli (cross-country, track and field, Nordic skiing), Caitlin Gagan (soccer, basketball, track and field), Colin Buyck (golf, tennis), Kadi Futia (lacrosse, field hockey, soccer), Hannah Gallagher (cross-country, track and field).
The 2018 Hal McCarthy Award winner, which goes to the person whose application receives the most points in evaluation by the Board of Directors, is Alexa Thompson (cross-country, track and field). The Hal McCarthy Award is named in memory of the long-time Guilderland teacher, coach and superintendent.
The 2018 Mark Burlingame Dutchmen Spirit award winner is Laura Beth Mulligan (track and field). The prestigious Burlingame award is named for former Lettermen board member and Guilderland High School three-sport star athlete Mark Burlingame, and recognizes a student-athlete who’s demonstrated the highest qualities of Dutchmen spirit and sportsmanship.
Each awardee receives a certificate of recognition and a financial award to assist them with their college education. In 21 years, the Lettermen Foundation has awarded nearly $90,000 to deserving student athletes.
Award winners were recognized at Guilderland’s annual athletic awards night and will be introduced again at the Lettermen Foundation’s annual golf outing, the Guilderland Classic, August 3, 2018 at Orchard Creek Golf Club in Altamont.
Proceeds from the Guilderland Classic support the annual Lettermen Foundation awards and other philanthropic activities in the Guilderland community. To play in the tournament, please visit www.guilderlandclassic.com to register. To become an event sponsor, please contact Mark Williams at Mwilliams114@nycap.rr.com or 518-222-6616.
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Photo caption: (l-r) Mark Williams, Foundation President, Greg Barcomb, Foundation Vice President, Laura Beth Mulligan, Erin Miceli, Hannah Gallagher, Kadi Futia, Caitlin Gagan, Alexa Thompson, Colin Buyck, Tom Passineau, Foundation Treasurer.
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