2019 Wellington Mara Award recipients

Greg Milburn Stamford Youth Hockey Association (SYHA)

2019 Mara Award Recipient Greg Miburn

Pictured above from left to right:  Bobby Valentine, Greg Milburn, Rick Robustelli

Greg Milburn has influenced thousands of young people over the last 35 years by introducing them to the game of hockey at SYHA. He has been instrumental in developing first-time players through the Tiger Shark program.  By providing individual attention and encouragement, he has positively influenced our youth through sports and helped foster a strong bond within the community.


Michael Deenihan   Stamford American Little League (SALL)

2019 Mara Award Recipient Michael Deenihan

Pictured above from left to right:  Rick Robustelli, Mike Dennihan, Bobby Valentine

Coach Mike’s “team-first” mantra and coaching style rooted in positive reinforcement has inspired players of all ages, from T-ball to Majors. Mike’s interest in player development through his work with the SALL Board of Directors, All-Stars, Fall Ball, and winter clinics, along with his desire to give back to the community in which he grew up has been instrumental in helping to provide a better experience for players and their families.

Previous recipients

Joe Calendrelli
Stamford North Little League

Jaime Camacho
Stamford Youth Wrestling

Pete Hansen
Stamford Lacrosse Association

Bobby Robustelli
Springdale Little League

Mike Battinelli
Stamford Junior Wrestling

Junie DeLeo
Springdale Little League

Billy DeVito
National Lione Little League

Michael Crocco
Stamford Youth Soccer


Mickey Lione, Jr., Fund
P.O. Box 17053      Stamford, CT 06907      info@mickeylionefund.org

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