The Woodbridge Township Athletic Alumni Association (WTAAA) Hall of Fame has announced an impressive induction class, whose honorees will be feted at an induction dinner on Sept. 17 at the Woodbridge Community Center at 6 p.m.
The event serves as a wonderful opportunity for old friends and classmates to reunite and to honor the extensive list of 32 inductees from Colonia, J.F. Kennedy Memorial and Woodbridge high schools, whose names can be found at the bottom of this article.
Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac will be honored as a special guest at the induction dinner.
McCormac has been a strong advocate for the students of Woodbridge Township by enhancing and upgrading many facilities at township schools. The WTAAA appreciates his support.
The cost of the dinner is $50 for adults and $25 for children under 12. Requests for tickets may be forwarded to Woodbridge Township Athletic Alumni Association, c/o Woodbridge Recreation Department, 600 Main Street, Woodbridge, N.J. 07095. Payment may be made to Woodbridge Township Athletic Alumni Association. Ticket requests will be held at the welcome table.
The WTAAA is accepting business ads to support the induction dinner program. Ads cost $300 for a full page, $175 for a half page and $50 for business cards.
Booster ads of 90 characters for $20 and of 45 characters for $10 may also be purchased. Sentences for booster ads must be typed in Microsoft Word.
Payment may be made to the above address but ad copy must be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ads must be camera ready in PDF or JPEG. Hard copy ads may be sent to the above address on Main Street.
The WTAAA Hall of Fame was active from 1989 through 2000. The organization has previously held 12 induction dinners.
Biographies for the first five induction classes can be found at http://hall.maxmize.us/
The remaining seven years of inductees plus the 2015 class will be posted as time permits.
Following is the list of 2015 inductees:
Colonia High School
Twana Allen, class of 1992, track and field
Gary Battle, class of 1987, basketball
Coach Tom Chmiel, girls basketball
Martine Gubernat, class of 1980, track and field
Mike Helman, class of 1973, baseball
Judy Martino, class of 1983, softball
Coach Ken Pace Sr., boys basketball
Michael Payne, class of 1980, football and basketball
William A. “Tony” Payne, class of 1984, basketball
Tina Sabunas, class of 1992, softball
Karen Youngman, class of 1980, softball
John F. Kennedy Memorial High School
Ron Allen, class of 1987, football, track and field
James Anderson, class of 1984, football, basketball, track and field
Courtney Burton, class of 1990, football, basketball, track and field
Maureen (Clancy) Harshman, class of 1981, tennis, basketball, softball
Lisa Da Cruz, class of 1983, basketball, softball
Jennifer (Egan) Bjorndahl, class of 1993, tennis, basketball, softball
Kathleen (Flanagan) Colon, class of 1988, softball
Jeff Kipila, class of 1983, football, baseball
Coach Ray Newman, boys basketball
Christine Stuppi, class of 1986, tennis, basketball, softball
Woodbridge High School
Dan Bertolami, class of 1984, track and field
Michele Bresant, class of 1974, basketball track and field
Coach Henry Chomicki, track and field
Frank Corbo, class of 1981, football, baseball
Leonard “Buck” Jenkins, class of 1989, basketball
Paul Mallas, class of 1960, football, track and field
Andy McCray, class of 1960, track and field
Robert J. Murphy, class of 1988, wrestling
Bill Schoenig, class of 1977, baseball
Coach Mike Yannazzo, boys and girls bowling
1978 NJSIAA Group IV championship softball team (coach was Joan Wataha)