Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jewel of the Sports World: The Story of the Hickok Belt Award

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, Greece Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.


This program will deal with how the Hickok Belt became the most coveted award in American sports in the 1950's, 60's and 70's and how Rochester, where the gold, jewel-encrusted belt was made and presented, became the center of the sports universe for one night each year. Recipients of the award included icons such as Mickey Mantle, Muhammad Ali, Joe Namath, Jim Brown, Arnold Palmer and Sandy Koufax.

Scott Pitoniak, a native of Rome, NY and magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, has written thirteen books and is a former Democrat & Chronicle sports columnists. He received over 100 writing awards during his forty years as a sports writer. The Associated Press named him one of the top ten sports columnists in America and he is a member of 3 halls of fame, He and his wife Beth, and children, Amy and Chris, reside in Rochester.

Following the program Scott will be autographing his new book

"Jewel of the Sports World" which will be available for $24.00.

Reservations are NOT required. Greece Historical Society members FREE, donations are appreciated from others. For more information Call 585 225-7221

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