The 57th Annual Norwalk Old Timers Awards Dinner was held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at The Water's Edge at Giovanni's in Darien. From left to right: 2019 honorees Tim Wagner, Missy Oman, Maria Marino, Harry Welfare, Steve Annunziato, Felix Rodriguez, Bob Kramer, and Jeff Spahr. Posthumous awards were conferred on Lou Eletto and Fred Santarella. (photo by Josh Motaver)
2019 Norwalk Old Timers Awards Dinner · November 13, 2019 | The Water's Edge at Giovanni's, Darien
A Message from
Jack Couch, President
WELCOME! It has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve as president of the Norwalk Old Timers since 2015.
The Norwalk Old Timers Awards Dinner evening has become a great tradition for the City of Norwalk. It reunites friends and honors those who have made significant contributions to the Norwalk sports scene. Each year we honor athletes who have distinguished themselves in sports and beyond.
The support of each of you who attend the dinner, purchase ads for the program book, and offer support in any way has enriched the City of Norwalk with this event and sustained the scholarship fund, which has grown to three annual scholarships each for Norwalk and Brien McMahon High Schools.
I must thank our dedicated Old Timers executive committee, the members of which put in many hours of work all year, but especially in the months before the Awards Dinner in order to make it a very special evening indeed. Finally, we are grateful also to our many sponsors, patrons, and donors for their vital support.
Norwalk Old Timers: Through the Years
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Stew Leonard, 1956, water ski champion
A 26-year-old Stew Leonard, the future successful entrepreneur, displays the form that made him a North American water ski champion in 1956, four years after he took over running the family dairy business. He was honored by the Norwalk Old Timers in 1991.
Paul Atkins (11), former all-state basketball player at Brien McMahon and a 2016 Norwalk Old Timers honoree, stretches prior to a preseason practice session with the Boston Celtics, the team that selected him in the sixth round of the 1983 NBA draft. Next to Atkins is five-time NBA all-star Dennis Johnson.