Whose purposes are to preserve and perpetuate the memory of athletes who have brought favorable reflection and distinction to our community
In 1958, members of the sports media of the Mahoning Valley recognized a need to form a group which would meet weekly and allow area sports fans the opportunity to participate in programs concerning current topics in athletics. Thus, they founded Curbstone Coaches.
Almost every Monday, throughout the year, members convene for a luncheon meeting from noon to 1:00 pm at Avion Banquet Center. Guest speakers include many celebrities whose talks and anecdotes provide a good deal of insight into the world of sports and special programs honor university teams and area high school all-star athletes.
The stated purpose of the organization is “to preserve and perpetuate the memory of athletes who have brought favorable reflection and distinction to our community”. To pay tribute to those athletes, the Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame was established and honorees who meet the noted criteria are inducted to assume their place in local sports history. The inductions have taken place annually (with exceptions) during our Hall of Fame Banquet. To date, nearly 400 athletes have been honored. We honor yearly our area’s most deserving athletes, coaches, administrators and contributors in the many fields of sports.
Proceeds from this banquet are earmarked for a variety of purposes, most of which are sports oriented. Curbstone Coaches donates to several local charitable organizations and other sports institutions.