We Know Sports In Fairfield County
The Fairfield County Sports Commission is the one-stop resource for the sports community. The Commission is a county-wide organization that connects all those active in the local sports scene, and offers access to area experts in the fitness, health and sports worlds throughout the county. The Commission's vast relationships with youth sports organizations, school systems, area colleges, the media, the business community and all sports related organizations provide county residents with support services and Commission-developed programs to serve their wide-ranging needs. Learn more >
In this section we have timely articles and website suggestions for keeping up on all the latest going on in the worlds of youth sports and fitness. Many will be targeted specifically toward one of the three primary audiences we are trying to reach – student athletes, parents and coaches. Others will be informative for all. Click on each section to learn more about what’s happening in all parts of the sports scene.
To continue to provide all our programs and services we need help from everyone in all our county communities. We have received terrific financial support from many corporations and organizations, and in-kind services and volunteers from many more. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak and meet with you about how the Sports Commission can work with your group in a mutually beneficial arrangement. Please contact us to learn more, or click here to see all that the Fairfield County Sports Commission can do for you, as well as view a list of local businesses that have already become key supporters of the Commission.
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The Class of 2013 poses at the Hall of Fame announcement. From left, Earl Lavery, Barbara Rioux (mother of Allyson), Dennis Paglialunga, Don Cook and Mark Hirschbeck. James Blake was unable to attend. (Photo by Erik Trautmann, The Hour Newspaper)
The Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame today announced its new class of inductees, bringing the total to 58 county sports legends who have been enshrined. In the Jackie Robinson Professional category, the new inductees are JAMES BLAKE (Fairfield) and MARK HIRSCHBECK (Stratford). The James O'Rourke Amateur wing selections are the late ALLYSON RIOUX (Stamford) and DENNIS PAGLIALUNGA (New Canaan). J. Walter Kennedy Community Service winners are DON COOK (Fairfield) and EARL LAVERY (Fairfield).
With the naming of Mark Hirschbeck, he joins his brother John to become the first brother tandem in the FC Sports HOF. John was inducted in 2010.
Wes Matthews and Sue Merz pose with their plaques behind them at the ceremony at the Hall of Fame.
SPORTS COMMISSION DONATES
$15,000 TO ITS 3 BENEFICIARIES
In 2012, the Sports Commission made $5,000 donations to each of the three main youth organizations it supports, Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport, Carver Center in Norwalk and the Stamford Youth Foundation.
This brings the total amount of money the Commission has given to those three groups to $30,000 over the past three years, $10,000 per organization.