NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Sports Hall of Fame has its Class of 2019.
Bill Carroll, Fran Depalo, Louis “Rocky” Gagliardi, Charles “Chuck” McKeon, Jeff Shaw, Gill Wrice, Adam Pindar and Jason Zanlewski will be inducted as the Hall of Fame’s 24th eight-member class on May 5.
The event will take place at the Generale Ameglio Ballroom on 13 Beaver Street in New Britain. The social hour will begin at 3 p.m. with dinner beginning at 4 p.m.
Carroll, who graduated from New Britain High in 1972, was a star baseball player. Depalo, a 1965 graduate of New Britain High, will go in for his efforts on the football field and as a body builder. Gagliardi, a 1987 graduate of New Britain High, will go in for football, baseball and coaching. McKeon, who graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas in 1972, will go in for basketball. Shaw, a 1976 graduate of Pulaski High School, will go in for football, basketball and karate. Wrice, who graduated from New Britain High in 1971, will do in for football, basketball, baseball and track. Pindar, a 1983 graduate of New Britain High will be inducted from football, basketball and baseball, while Zanlewski, who graduated from New Britain High in 19878, ,will go in for football, basketball and baseball.
Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased at Scott’s Flowers, Paradise Restaurant, YMCA of New Britain or by calling Bob Smilnak at (860) 666-6835 or Joe Lombardo at (860) 970-6364. Tickets will not be sold at the door.