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Fetterman Award

Nominations Sought For Fetterman Award

Goal: Recognize Service To Youth

Nominations Sought

For Fetterman Award

The award was designed by sculptor Fred Blatt.

COOPERSTOWN – The Clark Sports Center is seeking nominations for the annual Fetterman Award.

This award is given in memory of Patrick C. Fetterman, long-time associate director of the ACC Gymnasium/Clark Sports Center.  Recipients are honored for their dedication to serving local youth, especially in the area of athletics.

Please send nominations to Brenda Wedderspoon-Gray, Clark Sports Center, Box 850, Cooperstown NY 13326.  Or drop off letter of nomination at sports center.  The deadline is Sept. 1.

‘Team Fetterman’ Welcomes Judge

‘Team Fetterman’

Welcomes Judge

Lamberts Become 1st Father-Son Pair

In Cooperstown’s Most Honored Ranks

Other members of “Team Fetterman” joined the latest honoree, county Judge John Lambert, after today’s luncheon at The Otesaga. Front row, from left, are Mark Rathbun, Jack Vineyard, Pat Hazzard, Frank Miosek, Lambert, Bobby Hall, Ted Kantorowski, Brenda Wedderspoon-Gray, Dave Adsit, Brenda Jaeger and Bruce Andrews.  Second row, from left, Mike Perrino, Ed Hazzard, Bud Lippitt, Dave Bliss, Sharkey Nagelschmidt, Bob Snyder and Ted Spencer.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

John Lambert and Jane Forbes Clark pose for photographs today after she presented him with the Fetterman Award.

COOPERSTOWN – It was a lesson in the right attitude.

County Judge John Lambert, honored as the latest recipient of the Clark Sports Center’s Fetterman Award today at an Otesaga luncheon, was able to relate a first-hand story about Patrick Fetterman, a fabled director of the Clark Gym.

It was at a Biddy Basketball Tournament in St. Johnsville more than three decades ago.  Lambert was in sixth grade; Fetterman was coaching, when one of the Cooperstown players made everyone’s concern explicit:  “They’re cheating with the clock,” he said.

FULL OBITUARY Paul J. Lambert, 87, Cooperstown; Former Principal, Superintendent
IN MEMORIAM • FULL OBITUARY

Paul J. Lambert, 87, Cooperstown;

Former Principal, Superintendent

Paul J. Lambert

COOPERSTOWN – Paul J. Lambert, former Cooperstown Central School principal and superintendent of schools and later director of the Clark Foundation Scholarship Program, as well as a coach and well-respected member of the community, passed away late Wednesday night, Dec. 27, 2017, at Bassett Hospital.

A loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather, he was 87.

Born March 24, 1930, in Sayre, Pa., he was one of nine children of Harry F. and Mary A. (Murphy) Lambert.

A graduate of Athens High School, he attended Hartwick College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Mike Perrino Honored With 23rd Fetterman Award

Mike Perrino Is Applauded

 At 23rd Fetterman Luncheon

Mike Perrino, recipient of the Clark Sports Center’s 23rd annual Fetterman Award, stands with previous recipients following the recognition ceremony at the Otesaga Hotel this afternoon. From left, Pat Hazard, ’01, Ted Kantorowski, ’95, Jack Vineyard, ’94, Paul Lambert, ’10, Perrino, Connie Herzig, ’08, Brenda Wedderspoon-Gay, ’09, Brenda Jaeger, ’12, Ted Spencer, ’04, Sharky Nagelschmidt, ’02, Bobby Hall, ’15, Ed Hazard, ’01, Bob Snyder, ’07 and Dave Bliss, ’13. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Mike Perrino, recipient of the Clark Sports Center’s 23rd annual Fetterman Award, stands with previous recipients following the recognition ceremony at The Otesaga this afternoon. From lef are, Pat Hazzard, ’01, Ted Kantorowski, ’95, Jack Vineyard, ’94, Paul Lambert, ’10, Perrino, Connie Herzig, ’08, Brenda Wedderspoon-Gray, ’09 and, Brenda Jaeger, ’12.  Back row, from left, Ted Spencer, ’04, Sharky Nagelschmidt, ’02, Bobby Hall, ’15, Ed Hazzard, ’01, Bob Snyder, ’07 and Dave Bliss, ’13. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • for www.AllOTSEGO.com

(reprinted from last week’s Freeman’s Journal)

COOPERSTOWN – When the phone first rang, Mike Perrino thought his Cooperstown Youth Football team was in trouble.  “They called me down to the Clark Sports Center and said they needed to talk to me,” he said. “I thought ‘Oh no, what did these kids get into?’ I thought something was amiss.”

But instead, director Val Paige had only good news – he was named this year’s recipient of the annual Fetterman Award.  “I was speechless,” he said. “They got me!”

Perrino, first senior vice president, product management, at NYCM Insurance in Edmeston, was honored at a luncheon this afternoon at The Otesaga.

Clark Sports Center Seeking Fetterman Award Nominees

Clark Sports Center Seeking

Fetterman Award Nominees

The Patrick Fetterman Award
The Patrick Fetterman Award, sculpted by Fred Blatt.

COOPERSTOWN – The Clark Sports Center is seeking nominations for the annual Fetterman Award, given in memory of Patrick C. Fetterman, long time associate director of the Arthur Corning Clark Gymnasium/Clark Sports Center.

Recipients are honored for their dedication to serving local youth, especially in the area of athletics.  The Clark Sports Center will make a presentation of this award at a special gathering of friends, family and members of the community.

A trophy sculpted by Fred Blatt, local artist, is on display in the trophy case and each year the recipient’s name is added to the engraved plate on the trophy.  The recipient also receives a plaque to keep.  The intent is to honor a community member with a show of genuine appreciation by the Clark Family/Foundation/Sports Center for all he/she has done for youth and athletics.

Fetterman Award Winners Gather To Welcome Mark Rathbun To Fold

Fetterman Award Winners Gather

To Welcome Mark Rathbun To Fold

Winners of the Clark Sport Center's coveted Fetterman Award over the past 20 years gathered Wednesday to welcome Mark Rathbun, center, retired teacher, coach and former CCS board president, to the roster. Left to right are Bruce Andrews, Paul Lambert, Pat Hazzard, Frank Miosek, Ed Hazzard, Sharky Nagelschmidt, Jerry Townsend, Ted Spencer, Mark Rathbun, Dave Bliss, Dave Adsit, Jack Vineyard, Bob Snyder, Don Howard, Brenda Wedderspoon-Gray, Brenda Jaeger, and Ted Kantorowski.   Clark Sports Center board chairman Jane Forbes Clark presented Rathbun with the award. (Photo by Emily Kishbaugh, Clark Sports Center)
Winners of the Clark Sport Center’s coveted Fetterman Award over the past 20 years gathered Wednesday to welcome Mark Rathbun, center, retired teacher, coach and former CCS board president, to the roster. Left to right are Bruce Andrews, Paul Lambert, Pat Hazzard, Frank Miosek, Ed Hazzard, Sharky Nagelschmidt, Jerry Townsend, Ted Spencer, Mark Rathbun, Dave Bliss, Dave Adsit, Jack Vineyard, Bob Snyder, Don Howard, Brenda Wedderspoon-Gray, Brenda Jaeger, and Ted Kantorowski. Clark Sports Center board chairman Jane Forbes Clark presented Rathbun with the award. (Photo by Emily Kishbaugh, Clark Sports Center)
Mark Rathbun Wins Fetterman Award

Mark Rathbun Wins Fetterman Award

The Fetterman Award
The Fetterman Award

COOPERSTOWN – Mark Rathbun, retired teacher and former president of the Cooperstown Central School Board, will received this year’s Fetterman Award for service to youth, it was announced today.

The Clark Sports Center and Clark Foundation presents the award annually to a person “dedicated to serving local youth, especially in the area of athletics.  The recipients embodies the meaning of outstanding sportsmanship, inspired leadership and caring service.”

Rathbun will be honored at an Oct. 8 luncheon at The Otesaga.

 

 

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