Fairfield County Press Release - Hall of Fame Inducts Six

The Fairfield County Sports Commission's 2nd Annual SportsNight celebration took place Monday night at the Westin Stamford before a sellout crowd of nearly 700. The evening concluded with the induction of the six newest members of the Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame.

Bobby Valentine receiving his hall of fame award from his longtime friend from Stamford, Bennett Salvatore, who is a referee in the national basketball association

From Left: Editor of the Stamford Advocate newspaper, Bob Kennedy, Bobby Valentine, and the Stamford Sports Person of the year, Charles Pia.

Bobby Valentine traveled all the way from Japan to be back in his hometown for the ceremony. Valentine was presented with his Hall of Fame award for the Jackie Robinson Professional Wing by his longtime friend from Stamford, Bennett Salvatore, who enters his 25th year as an NBA referee this season. (From Fairfield County Sports Commission - SportsNight Recap Newsletter)

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