Darien Old Timers Athletic Association pays tribute to seven at annual dinner on November 7

The Darien Old Timers Athletic Association, founded in 1961 to recognize outstanding athletes from the Darien community, will celebrate its 61st anniversary by honoring seven individuals at its annual dinner on Monday, November 7 at Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s.

— an announcement from the Darien Old Timers Athletic Association

The annual dinner will be an opportunity to celebrate the past athletic accomplishments of former Darien athletes and funds raised will be used to provide annual scholarships to Darien High School seniors (not just athletes) and to support Darien social services.

“This year’s recipients are an impressive selection of men and women who have impacted the community of Darien and beyond with their athletic and civic achievements,” said Bill Peters, President of the Darien Old Timers Athletic. Association.

2022 winners

Local honorees:

Nigel EkernLou GesualdiPaul SellewSteve Lauten (posthumous award)

Community Civic Award: Richard Koch (Darien Emergency Medical Services – Ext. 53)

Female Excellence Award: Anne McGuireMale Excellence Award: mike sangster (Darien High School College Football Coach 1987-1999)

“We are proud to continue the tradition of providing scholarships to deserving Darien High School students and assistance to Darien Social Services,” Peters said.

If you go…

Dinner will be from 6-10 p.m. at Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien on Monday, November 7.

Tickets are $85 each or a table for ten for $850 and can be purchased here.

To purchase ads in the program that contribute to scholarships, please contact Jim Jespersen at [email protected]

About the Darien Alumni Athletic Association

Logo of the sports association Darien Old TimersThe Darien Old Timers Athletic Association (DOTAA) was founded in 1961 by members of the Piedmont Club. DOTAA’s primary missions were to recognize outstanding athletic achievement, primarily within the Darien community, and to support athletics within the community.

Over the years, this mission has changed and evolved: in addition to recognizing the past accomplishments of Darien athletes, DOTAA now awards several financial scholarships each year to Darien High School (DHS) graduates, not just athletes.

DOTAA also supports those in need in Darien through financial donations to Darien Social Services.

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