Monday, April 17, 2017

San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) First Annual High School Awards Banquet

"Friends of San Francisco High School Sports,

On May 8th, the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) will be hosting the First Annual High School Awards Banquet at its North Beach Clubhouse located at 1630 Stockton St. The event is modeled after the Heisman Trophy but we will be presenting awards to the best high school athletes and coaches in the City of San Francisco. The event is a fundraiser for high school sports and the AAA (SF public schools) in particular. We will be giving out awards for the Best Football Player, Basketball Players (male and female), Soccer Player (male and female) and Baseball Player. We will also be giving out two Lifetime Coaching Awards and the 2017 Coach of the Year Award. 

Our special guests at the event will include the Mission HS State Championship basketball team and Soccer Coaching Legend (5 NCAA Championships at USF), former SFUSD teacher and SFIAC member Stephen Negoesco.

To be successful in our fundraising we need to sell 300 tickets. The tickets are reasonably priced from $50 for high school families to $80 for the general public and include an Italian Dinner. A portion of the price will be tax deductible. Tickets can be purchased on-line at this link or by calling the SFIAC at (415) 781 0165 and paying by credit card or making out a check to the SFIAC Foundation and mailing it to 1630 Stockton Street, SF, CA 94133, Attn - HS Sports Banquet.

The event will be a great way to celebrate the high achievement of our young athletes, bring the San Francisco High School sports community together, raise money for a great cause and have a lot of fun. We hope that you can join us or perhaps sponsor some high school athletes to attend if you can not. 

If you have any questions or would like to support our efforts, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Coach Randy Bessolo
University HS Basketball Coach, SFIAC member, event organizer
415 418 4568"


1st Annual SFIAC San Francisco High School Awards Banquet
May 8th, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Recognizing the Best high school Athletes and Coaches in the City of San Francisco :

The SFIAC Football Trophy - Ronald Phelps, Lincoln HS

The Kevin Restani Basketball Trophy - Niamey Harris, Mission HS and

IImar'I Thomas, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep

The Stephen Negoesco Soccer Trophy - Dominic Galletti, St. Ignatius and

Lizzy Wagner, St. Ignatius

The Joe DiMaggio Baseball Trophy - TBD

The Dante Benedetti Trophy - Lifetime Coaching Achievement

Ronald Isola, Riordan HS

John Donohue, Lowell HS

The Stephen Mariucci Trophy - Coach of the Year

Arnold Zeleya, Mission HS

 Guest of Honor - Stephen Negoesco

The Event is a Fundraiser for High School Sports in San Francisco including: Academic Athletic Association and Dante's Boys Foundation

Our Sponsors:

San Francisco Giants
Original Joe's
Toast Eatery
SFIAC Events - Lisa Michelis

Pinotti and Associates

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