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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.