In the Spotlight - Fred Bragnalo
Date Posted: 2007-Aug-02
The first Sports Hall of Fame volunteer to receive a 30 year Volunteer Service Award from the Province of Ontario is Fred Bragnalo. This honour was bestowed upon Fred at a reception held in Thunder Bay on May 7th, 2007. Not only was the acknowledgement fitting given Fred's vision and commitment during the Hall of Fame's creation, but the date he received his award was significant as well. It was on May 7th, 1977, 30 years to the day, that the Sports Hall of Fame held it's first ever Annual Meeting. That inaugural meeting was led by Fred who was the Chairman of the Steering Committee, and eventual first President of the Sports Hall of Fame. Over the years Fred has taken on a variety of roles for the organization, spending many years as Chairman of our Induction Ceremonies. Congratulations on your 30 Year Award Fred, and thank you for your ongoing commitment to the Hall of Fame.