Two Montgomery County Initiatives Still Producing Amazing Results After 15 Years

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University of Connecticut women's basketball coach and Bishop Kenrick High School graduate Geno Auriemma, center, is not only a member of the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame. He's a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Adrianna Hoff, Montgomery Media.

Started 15 years ago to promote Montgomery County as a great place to live, work, and play, the Montgomery County Amateur Championship and the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame initiatives are still producing amazing results, writes Tony Leodora for The Times Herald.

The Montgomery County Amateur Championship was started by golf professionals and committed amateurs, who wanted to bring a top notch championship to the county.

In addition to creating the official championship of Montgomery County, the initiative later created a Scholarship Foundation that awards college scholarships to junior golfers. Over 40 young men and women have already used those funds to further their college education.

The Coaches Hall of Fame recognizes great coaching leadership by honoring coaching greats who were either born or spent a significant part of their career working in Montco.

Over the past 15 years, 56 coaches have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, with five more set to join them at this year’s banquet on Nov. 22.

“The acceptance of the new Hall of Fame was outstanding, right from the start,” said longtime banquet chairman Dale Hood.

Read more about these lasting initiatives in The Times Herald by clicking here.