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Orange-West Orange Chaper of UNICO National held its 45th Annual Sports Awards Breakfast, attended by over 300 guests. At the event were from left, UNICO National President Lee Norelli; guest speaker Dwight (Doc) Gooden; National Executive Vice President Dr. Frank DeFrank; First Vice President Steve Pelonero and Master of Ceremonies Ben Spinelli, who originated the event 45 years ago.

UNICO Orange-West Orange Sports Awards Breakfast

The Orange-West Orange Chapter of UNICO National held its 45th Annual Sports Awards Breakfast honoring two students from each of the local high schools. The students selected were Hannah Villasin and Terrence Toussaint from West Orange High School; Jameer Reed and Chisom Onyewuenly from Orange High School; Luca D’Emilio and Louie Magliaro from Seton Hall Prep and Zece Brown and Eva Hale from Golda Och Academy. Also honored were the West Orange High School Girls Soccer Team which were the 2018 North 1, Group 4 State Sectional Champions.

Approximately 310 guests attended, many were long time attendees. The guest speaker was “Dwight “Doc” Gooden, who captivated the audience with stories of his years with the New York Mets and Yankees. He also took questions from the guests, posed for pictures and provided autographs to the many fans that were in attendance.