2016 BCAC Football Jersey Night
The 2016 BCAC Shamrocks Football program held their annual Jersey Night event on Friday, September 9th. BCAC Memorial Field was packed with players, parents and members of the community. The event started with Father Richard Ahlemeyer blessing the players for a safe season and reminding them of sportsmanship along with competing. This year the Shamrocks dedicated their 2016 season to the loving memory of two BCAC members who passed away during the past year. John Wagner and Dawn McIntyre were big BCAC supporters and past BCAC presidents, Mr. Wagner was the 1st BCAC president. The Wagner and McIntyre families attended as their loved ones were honored for their support of the BCAC and Broad Channel community.
The BCAC Shamrocks Football program introduced a new addition to Jersey Night, “The Ring of Honor”. Each year a small committee will induct past BCAC Shamrock Football players/coaches who possessed a rare combination of talent and characteristics including Character, Gratitude, Vision, Passion, Courage and Competitive Spirit, when joined together form the BCAC Shamrocks Football Ring of Honor. This year 5 inductees were introduced in a ceremony that included signs of their jersey hanging on the big fence at BCAC Memorial Field.
2016 Shamrocks Football ‘Ring of Honor” Inductees:
Frank Harnisher #1 (Coach) – Won 7= Pop Warner Football Championships, 1-Undefeated /Unscored upon Season
John Harnisher #22 – 1st Pop Warner League MVP (1963)
Jack Ogden #9 – Won 6 Pop Warner League MVP Awards
Jack Conneely # 12 – Won Pop Warner League MVP and 4 Team MVP’s
Pat Hogan #2 – Won Pop Warner League MVP
**Pop Warner League MVP’s included player pools of almost 500 players**
It was a great night to honor the BCAC Shamrocks Football past and introduce its future. Coach and DJ Scott Ialacci (DJ Skribble) announced all the players running onto the field with their New Jerseys proudly displaying their last names. Please come out and support the Shamrocks, full schedules are available at www.bcacny.com. If you are interested in becoming a Shamrock, please contact Mike Malsy at 516-410-0978 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The BCAC Shamrocks Football program continues to make safety a priority and is a USAFOOTBALL Heads up League featuring certified coaches and a Player Safety Certified Coach. It is the only program in the area utilizing the Shadowman Inflatable Tackling system to promote proper tackling techniques while limiting contact during practices.