2018 Annual Appeal

The Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association provides significant and critical financial support to allow local families’ children to participate in athletic programs.  Many of the families, organizations, and teams we support cannot afford the rising costs of athletic equipment, uniforms, team registrations, and travel. Our organization is a 501c3 founded by Joe and Jim Branca in 1960 with the primary mission to encourage youth activities and sports for girls and boys to allow them to learn and experience unity, fellowship, and good sportsmanship. See the list below of the local
groups we have donated to in the past 10 years alone.

Along with the promotion and support of youth sports programs, a centerpiece of The Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association’s mission is our College Scholarship Program. We have awarded college scholarships to 110 worthy young male and female student-athletes since our inception. Also, at our Annual Awards Dinner, we have honored 243 local members of our community for their achievements and contributions to youth sports in Greenwich as well as 155 national sports luminaries. 

The Old Timers mission has been built upon and accomplished only through the time, effort and dedication of many individuals who have served on its Board of Directors and the generosity of time and funds that come from its supporters throughout the community. This year we added three new Board Directors – Alessandra Messineo Long, Esq., Katie DeLuca and Peter Carlson.  

Please consider making a donation to our Annual Appeal. On behalf of the Board of The Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association, thank you for your consideration.


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John P. Rogan

Old Timers Donation Recipients 2011 – 2018

BANC Raiders
Boys & Girls Club
Chickahominy Basketball Court
CT Flames
GHS Baseball
GHS Basketball/Rebounders
GHS Girls Ice Hockey
GHS Boys Ice Hockey
GHS Boys Lacrosse
GHS Fencing
GHS Football
GHS Rugby
GHS Softball
GHS Swim Team
GHS Track Sr. Babe Ruth
GHS Girls Volleyball
GHS Water Polo

GHS Wrestling
Glenville Mavericks
Greenwich Cannons
Greenwich Flag Football
Greenwich Water Club Crew
Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run
Jr. Babe Ruth
Kids in Crisis
Lady Redbirds
Middle School Hockey Tournament
Outlaws Softball
Panthers Ice Hockey
Putnam Generals
Punt, Pass & Kick
Thunder Baseball
Youth Water Polo



The centerpiece of the Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association’s mission is to support youth sports and provide its annual Scholarship Program. As a result of the generosity of the community in support of the organization, the Old Timers awarded $27,500 toward “needs-based only” scholarships for deserving Greenwich student-athletes in 2017. The Old Timers initiated the scholarship program in 1966, awarding a $500 scholarship to our first recipient and this year’s Coach’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Garland Allen.

The award itself has grown from a one-year $500 grant to four-year renewable grants of $2,000 each. Through 2017, the Old Timers have awarded 89 four-year scholarships to Greenwich young men and women, permitting them to further their educational careers. Our 2017 four-year grants were awarded to Alex Nanai, who is attending University of Connecticut, Storrs, and Jyla Faison, who is attending Roanoke.

The Michael Sandlock Baseball 2017 Scholarship, a one-year award in the amount of $1,500, was given to Nick Pignataro, who is attending Fordham University. This scholarship is in honor of Michael Sandlock, a Greenwich native, Old Timers board member, and past President, who played for the Boston Braves, Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Old Timers also administered the funds raised by the Joseph Piro Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament in the form of a one-year scholarship. Through the success of that tournament, the Old Timers were able to grant two graduating seniors scholarships. The 2017 recipients are Alex Nanai attending UCONN, and Daniel Fontes attending UCONN, Stamford.

The Old Timers initiated a new four-year scholarship in 2015 in memory of David Theis who was a Selectmen of Greenwich and fellow Old Timers board member for many years. The recipient is a student with both an athletic background and a history of community service. This year’s award went to Stephen Banksi, who is attending the University of New Haven.

Four-Year Scholarships
Garland Allen, Kent State
William Boles, Rutgers
John Chute, Notre Dame
Kevin Coupe, Princeton
Timothy Dirgins, William & Mary
Floyd Dugas Jr., Connecticut
Jaime Ehret, New Hampshire
Eneas Freyre, Richmond
Kelly Haughs, Bucknell
Neal Kavanagh, Iona
James Kovac, Gettysburg
Nicholas LeRose, Duke
Matthew Lutz, Bucknell
John Meeker, Michigan Tech
Albert Morano, Hamilton
Louis Orlando, Yale
Enrique Puebla, Connecticut
Jeremiah Silver, Rhode Island
William Vizzo, Sacred Heart
Brian Whyte, Delaware
Michael Hannigan, Middlebury
Cara Jones, Skidmore
Elizabeth Cannone, Cornell
Zachary Ostrowski, Dickinson
Tyler Stewart, Western New England
Steven Sanchez, Connecticut
Frank Angelastro, Loyola
Theodore S. Brosko, Richmond
Kaitlin Conroy, Babson
Frank DeSalvo Jr.,
Franklin & Marshall
Charles Dobbs, M.I.T.
Jana Jagodzinski, Wheaton College
James Ebzery, Notre Dame
Chester Forman, Holy Cross
Richard Futia, Connecticut College
Thomas Griffen, M.I.T.
Edwin Holden IV, Johns Hopkins
Brian Kelley, Boston College
John Lach, NYU
Joseph Loparco, Boston College
Edward McGeary, Allegheny

Four-Year Scholarships
Matthew Migliardi, Bentley
Christopher Moxhay, Bowdoin
Jeffrey Price, Central Conn.
Gary Texiere, Maryland
Bradley Wallace, Springfield
Michael Futia, Providence
Tara Jagodzinski, Villanova
Michael Ceci, Central Conn.
Dean Capparelle Jr., Salve Regina
Lauren Ambrogio, Towson
Taryn Sechi, Johnson & Wales
Andrew Marullo, Southern Conn.
Erica Tillinghast, Villanova
Rebecca Blake, Bryant
Chris Marulla, Southern Conn.
Reggie Gatchelin, Nassau CC
John Kavanagh, Washington & Lee
Kelly Garafalo, Boston College
Laura Ng, NYU
Andrew Diddel, Villanova
Rich Riscica, Marist
Michael Lefflbine, Sacred Heart
Camryn Ferrara, St. Lawrence
Phillip Silbereisen, St. Lawrence
Tori Dobson, Brandeis
Timothy Frazier, Western Conn.
Mary Margaret Koester, Maryland
Daniel Lombardi, Northern Illinois
Christopher Daly (Haugen Memorial Award), Lehigh University
Michael Daly, Elon University
Alessandra Herrera, Rhode Island
Laura Thron, New Hampshire
Elias Frank, Bentley University
Tyla Taylor,Weslyan  University
Erin White, Univ. of Mary
Ryan Pasquali, University of Richmond
Christopher Fischer, Univ. of Alabama
Wanran Angela Ri, Bucknell University
Alex Nanai, UCONN
Jayala Faison, Roanoke College
Stephen Banks, Univ. of New Haven

Sandlock Baseball Scholarship
Robert Gelcius, Loyola
Matthew Pignatero, Seton Hall University
Mathew Strati, Iona College
Nick Pignataro, Fordham University

Andy Anderson Award 
Karen Caruso, Iona 

Joseph Piro Jr. Memorial Award 
Joseph MaGuire, Lassel College
Casey Gaynor, Elon University
Freddy Criollo, Fordham University
Matthew Delima, Norwalk CC
Kyle Herman, Norwalk CC
Alex Nanai, UCONN
Daniel Fontes, UCONN Stamford

Hoyt Memorial Scholarship
David Gamble, Eastern Conn.
Jonathan Czarnecki, Eastern Conn.
Michael Mattera, Maryland
Doug Leftbine, West. New England
Matthew Zohdy, Connecticut
William Ostruska, Salve Regina
Christopher Monick, Northeastern
Michael Stempien, Maryland
Timothy Mahoney, Rhode Island
Jeffrey Carino, Quinnipiac
Tyler Herman, UMass-Amherst
Christian Marchand, Norwalk CC
Kevin Collins, High Point Univ.
Michael DeGiorgio, Marist