Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame will once again honor 4 at annual golf outing – SILive.com

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By CHARLIE De BIASE JR.

The Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame's 10th annual Golf Outing and Reunion is still on, but will be pushed back a few months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

And, once again, the event will honor four Islanders in the process as two will receive the"Steve Zuntag Good Guy Award" while two others are 2020 recipients of the Bobby Thomson Ambassador Award.

This year's outing will now take place on Sept. 2. It was originally scheduled for June 3.

The annual golf outing and reunion will begin at South Shore Golf Course in Huguenot. Registration is 11 a.m. and lunch is at 11:30.

The shotgun format begins at 1 p.m. while the dinner, which will take place at the Grand Oaks Country Club, commences at 6 p.m.

Level of support includes: Foursome/Dinner/plus Celebrity ($1,200); Foursome/Dinner/Tee Box Sign ($800); Foursome with Dinner ($700); Beverage Cart sponsor ($500); Golf/Dinner/Tea Box Sign ($275); Golf and Dinner ($175); Tee Box Sign ($100) and Dinner Only ($75).

Those wishing to obtain a registration form may do so by contacting John Woodman via phone (H-718-816-7249; C-347-612-1379) or email (jwoodman1@si.rr.com).

The deadline for registration is May 20.

For a look at this year's award winners, please scroll down.

(Past participants of the Staten Island Hall of Fame Golf Outing have included, left to right, former New York Rangers forward and Island native Nick Fotiu; Former pro golfer and Island native Bill Britton and former heavyweight boxer Gerry Clooney)

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Mike Gutierrez

Mike Gutierrez, the General Manager of the South Shore Golf Course, is one of the two recipients of the "Steve Zuntag Good Guy Award."

Gutierrez always makes sure everyone is welcomed to the Huguenot course.

Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel

Ken Mitchell

Ken Mitchell (at the podium), who is the Executive Director of the Staten Island Zoo, is also a recipient of the"Steve Zuntag Good Guy Award."

Mitchell has donated a family membership as an item for the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame Golf Outing raffle packages the previous nine years.

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Nick Kvasic

Nick Kvasic, who was the first soccer captain at Port Richmond High School and a three-year starting midfielder at Wagner College, is a recipient of the 2020 Bobby Thomson Ambassador Award.

But his greatest contributions were as a coach, referee, and ambassador for the game.

Kvasic won six PSAL city championships and two Metro Bowl titles in 34 seasons as the girls soccer coach at New Dorp High School. During his tenure, his teams compiled win streaks of 49 and 35 games.

In addition, he started or revived programs at three Island high schools and the College of Staten Island.

Kvasic is a member of the SISHOF Class of 2015.

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Tom Roche

Tom Roche, standing second from left, is also a recipient of the 2020 Bobby Thomson Ambassador Award.

He was a standout tailback at Monsignor Farrell HS, where teams he played on only lost three times in his three-year varsity career.

Roche led Staten Island in rushing and scoring his junior year, but moved to the other side of the ball before enjoying a solid career at Ohio St.

He played in two Rose Bowls, the Orange Bowl and the Sugar Bowl with the Buckeyes as a defensive back. He also led the Big Ten Conference in interceptions and helped the OSU win or share the conference championship four years in a row.

Roche is a member of the SISHOF Class of 2001.

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