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Cawl, Hogan named Rome Sports HOF’s 2020 Frank Clark Service Award winners

Posted 7/11/22

The Rome Sports Hall of Fame will honor Terry Cawl and Tim Hogan as 2020 Frank Clark Service Award winners during the 44th induction ceremony and banquet on Sunday...

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Cawl, Hogan named Rome Sports HOF’s 2020 Frank Clark Service Award winners

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The Rome Sports Hall of Fame will honor Terry Cawl and Tim Hogan as 2020 Frank Clark Service Award winners during the 44th induction ceremony and banquet on Sunday, July 31, at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel.

The service award was named in memory of Clark, a longtime member of the Hall of Fame board of directors who was active in numerous community organizations, the Hall noted. Cawl and Hogan are being honored for their dedicated and longtime service to Rome youth sports.

Cawl is being honored for dedication and devotion to the Cub Scouts, Rome National Little League, Rome Youth Hockey Association and Rome Catholic Jr./Sr. High School.

Cawl is a native Roman who has always been active in her community. She started volunteer work at the request of Julius Perillo, the principal of Columbus School when the school’s Cub Scout Troop could not find a den leader. In addition to many years as the troop leader she organized the Camp Kingsley Cub Scout Summer day Camp.

Her longtime association with the National Little League began with the family’s two sons, Joe and John playing baseball. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, Cawl managed the league’s concession stand. For the course of each year’s entire season there was hardly a night that she was not at the field. Her work with the league lasted long after both boys had finished their Little League careers.

In the winter the boys played ice hockey. The Rome Youth Hockey Association needed strong volunteers to help with the largest youth hockey program in the area. Cawl stepped up and contributed immensely to help this organization succeed. She was elected to the Board of Directors along with being a team manager for two teams. Always up to a challenge she accepted the position of Association scheduler. This position coordinates the game and practice ice times for all the teams in the program.

With her sons enrolled in the Rome Catholic Schools more important service work took place. The school was looking to fill the position of president of the Rome Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Sports Booster Club. Terry stepped up and did another great job. While performing these different tasks she still found time to serve as a timekeeper for Rome Grizzly hockey games and Rome Free Academy contests.

This caring and giving individual has given a lifetime serving the youth of Rome. Cawl is now retired from the Rome City School District where she worked for 38 years as a teacher’s assistant.

Hogan is being honored for his contribution on and off the ice to Rome Youth Hockey. His love of the game began as a boy in Clinton and continued throughout his high school years. In college, he played on the junior varsity hockey team as a goalie.

From 1985-2005 he participated as a coach for the Rome Youth Hockey Association at all levels from beginners to midgets. Prior to moving to Rome, he was involved in other youth hockey associations in Central New York. He was also a past president and board member of RYHA. On the ice, Tim had an animated style of coaching. He enjoyed the excitement on the players’ faces when they scored their first goal, assist, shutout or win. It was always about working hard, achieving to get better and having fun. He also volunteers his professional services to many organizations in Rome and surrounding areas. These include St. Mary’s Church, Transfiguration Church, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Bell Tower, Vernon Center Gazebo & Pavilion, Madison County BOCES Sugar Shack, 911 Remembrance rendering for the Rome Police and Fire Memorial Park, assistance to the Rotary Club with the relocation of the cargo plane at Griffiss Technology Park and Tun Tavern Leathernecks Memorial, Boonville.

Hogan is a strong advocate of childhood empowerment. He supports activities for the Bobby Page Memorial Foundation. The mission of the organization is to make dreams of children come true. He is a graduate of Clinton High School and Clarkson College of Technology. Since 2001, he has been mentoring high school and college students who are pursuing engineering or architectural degrees.

Hogan was a Clinton Comet fan and continues to be an avid youth and Utica Comets hockey fan.

There will be a reception for inductees and other award winners at the Rome Sports Hall of Fame from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31. The Rome Sports Hall of Fame is located to the right of Erie Canal Village and the parking is to the right of the building and the entrance is in the front facing the Village. Extra parking is will be available in the Village parking lot.

The annual induction awards banquet will be held Sunday, July 31, at the Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel starting at 5:30 p.m. The tickets are $35 each. Tickets for children 12 and under are $15. Tickets may be purchased at Rome Sports Hall of Fame, 5790 Rome New London Road.

The museum is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, July 24.

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