This award is given in memory of Patrick C. Fetterman, long-time associate director of the ACC Gymnasium/Clark Sports Center. Recipients are honored for their dedication to serving local youth, especially in the area of athletics.

Please send nominations to Brenda Wedderspoon-Gray, Clark Sports Center, Box 850, Cooperstown NY 13326. Or drop off letter of nomination at sports center. The deadline is Sept. 1.

The Clark Sports Center will make a presentation of this award at a special gathering of friends, family and members of the community. This date will be set by the Sports Center at the convenience of both the Sports Center and the recipient.

A trophy sculpted by Fred Blatt, local artist, is on display in the trophy case and each year the recipient’s name is added to the engraved plate on the trophy. The recipient also receives a plaque to keep.

Through the award, the Clark family, its foundation and the sports center, seeking to show appreciation to a community members for all he/she has done for youth and athletics.

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Past honorees include:

Lavern “Beanie” Ainslie
Jack Vineyard
Ted Kantorowski
Malcolm Brooks
Jerry Townsend
Don Howard

2000 Dick White

2001 Pat & Ed Hazzard

2002 Sharky Nagelschmidt

2003 Frank Miosek

2004 Ted Spencer

2005 Mr. Terry Bliss

2006 Dave Adsit

2007 Bob Snyder

2008 Connie Herzig

2009 Brenda Wedderspoon-Gray

2010 Paul Lambert

2011 Bruce Andrews

2012 Brenda Jaeger

2013 Dave Bliss

2014 Mark Rathbun

2015 Bobby Hall

2016 Mike Perrino

2017 Bud Lippitt

2018 John Lambert