The 2021 ANEFO Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Irish-American Club in Malden, Massachusetts on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. This capstone season event is historically the Monday before the annual Thanksgiving Day football games. Mike Sullivan was the master of ceremonies, and he introduced the retirees and special guests. The platters of food kept coming and coming; the dinner was once again outstanding!
Bob Prestera, ANEFO Secretary Treasurer, presented the two ANEFO scholarships to children of ANEFO officials; this year, Tommy O’Grady and Kathrine Gately, the two recipients, are both college bound. Many officials received the traditional ANEFO award certificates for length of service. Next, the Fred Gardner Longevity Award was presented to Bill Lowd. Later, President Richard Cacciatore presented the President’s Award to the following a student-athlete: Joshua Robertson, a football player from Marblehead High School. The C. Howard Smith Official’s Award was next presented to well-deserving Rich Harrington. Later, the William McDonald High School Official’s Award was presented to Joe Rotondi. Next, the Paul Tighe Award was presented to David Harrington, a top-notched official. Later, the Mark T. Crehan’s Coach of the Year Award was presented to Merrimack Valley Conference: Head Coach Chuck Adamopoulos from Central Catholic High School. Finally, Richard Cacciatore, passed the gavel to Alan Bartolini, and the ANEFO wished him a successful term as the new president. Once again, it is a tip of the official’s hat to the ANEFO for an outstanding banquet!
For more information about award recipients see: AWARDS PAGE <– (Click Here)
To see the photos from the banquet see: 2021 Banquet Photos <-(Click Here)