Gridiron Club Shows Serious Side

Dave Hunt, President of the Board of NCCF, and NCCF Board members Thunem, Gorey, Cole, John Murphy, Ed O’Neil, Karen Stevenson, Alan Haas, Amy Wilkinson, Sharon Stevenson, Susan Valk and Don Smith.
Pictured are (front row, L to R) Dave Hunt, President of the Board of NCCF, Thunem, Gorey and Cole, and (back row, L to R) NCCF Board members John Murphy, Ed O’Neil, Karen Stevenson, Alan Haas, Amy Wilkinson, Sharon Stevenson, Susan Valk and Don Smith.

On April 12th the New Canaan Gridiron Club presented its 53rd Annual Gridiron Roast at the Country Club of New Canaan honoring Jim Cole for his tireless service to the community. Cole was the 54th Fall Guy since the club began.

Each year, the Gridiron Club makes a donation to a local non-profit in honor of the Fall Guy and for 2013 Jim Cole named the New Canaan Community Foundation as the benficiary. Eric Thunem (President, Gridiron) and Jim Cole (Fall Guy) presented Cynthia Gorey (Executive Director, NCCF) with checks totaling $1,350 as NCCF Board members gathered for their June meeting.

For more than 50 years, Gridiron has honored exemplary service to our community by celebrating the life of a Fall Guy in music and song at the Country Club of New Canaan.  The event takes place in April each year. For more information about the Gridiron Club please contact Eric Thunem.