The Naugatuck Hall of Fame is holding its 41st-annual induction ceremony Oct. 20th at the Continental Room in Naugatuck.
This years honorees are Jessica Mudry, Eric Mudry, Bud Klimaszewski, Dan Freddino, Ed Rossi and Brookfield High School softball and field hockey coach Cindy Adamski. Former UCONN Womens basketball All-American and present University of Hartford Women's coach Jen Rizzotti will be the guest speaker for the evening.
Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $40. Money raised from the evening will go to the organizations scholarship fund.Tickets may be purchased by calling Ray Rossi Jr. at 203-729-4865 or Gordon Rossi at 203-723-7893. Tickets are also available at the Tax Collector's office at the Town Hall or from the inductees. No tickets will be sold at the door. Anyone wishing to purchase a booster ad or an individual ad can call Kim Pruchnicki at 203-808-6776 by Sept. 28th.
Naugatuck Patch has highlighted each of the inductees with brief bios and a photo, including...
Although Naugatuck High School didn’t have varsity sports in the 1960s, Cindy Adamski took advantage of every opportunity and “played every intramural sport that was offered.”
That included volleyball, basketball, badminton and others. She also was on the pep club for four years and was president during her senior year.
But Adamski showed that she could compete against top competition as she went on to play softball, volleyball and track and field at Southern Connecticut State University.
Following her playing career, Adamski went on to coaching, where she has succeeded for more than 40 years. She coached travel softball in Naugatuck in 1972 and in the following year, started coaching at Brookfield High School, which she does to this day. In that time, the softball and field hockey teams that she has coached have won a combined 356 games and nine league titles.
Adamski also referees high school and college women’s basketball, which she started in 1968. From 1975 to 1984, she was the basketball officials assignment coordinator for Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Bios for other nominees:
- Jessica Mudry
- Eric Mudry
- Dan Freddino
- Ed Rossi
- Bud Klimaszewski