An exhibit from the Suffolk County’s Sports Hall of Fame has been unveiled at Huntington Town Hall.
The exhibit on the first floor of the west wing of Town Hall features athletes, coaches and residents from Huntington.
“It gives me a sense of pride to have Huntington Town Hall as the host of this exhibit honoring Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame inductees with a connection to the Town of Huntington,” Supervisor Chad Lupinacci said. “These exceptional players, coaches and residents, including former professional athletes, have made substantial contributions in the fields of professional and amateur sports and serve as an inspiration to Huntington’s young aspiring athletes.”
Included in the exhibit are Suffolk Hall of Famers Stephen Bowen, Charles Boccia, Emerson Boozer, Don Buckley, Jill Byers, Fred Cambria, Rich Castellano, Tony Cerullo, Bob Chipman, Tom Combs, Gerry Cooney, Bill Edwards, Ray Enners, Melvin Fowler, Fred Fusaro, Lou Giani, Clark Gillies, Frank Gugliotta, Tom Gugliotta, Kim Gwydir, Bob Herzog, Bill Ketcham, Jim Metzger, John Nitti, Ed Norton, Carol Rose, Cathy Vayianos, Wesley Walker, Sara Whalen and Ann Marie Wyckoff-Bagshaw.
The exhibit also features a collage honoring the life and career of James C. Metzger, who was inducted to the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. Metzger, a philanthropist and business executive, is a Half Hollow Hills alumnus who played football, basketball and lacrosse in high school and in college at Hofstra University.
Metzger said, “It is a wonderful honor to be featured in an exhibit that places the spotlight on so many talented local people, including American hero Ray Enners, who are connected to amateur and professional athletics.”
Chris R. Vaccaro, executive director of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, said, “The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame continues to grow and spread its legacy across our great county. We’re so proud to partner with the Town of Huntington and bring this exhibit to life, honoring these legendary men and women on an intimate level with their hometown and region.”