Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Christopher Ficocelli

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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Christopher Ficocelli
“Every year I look forward to taking part in the hospital visits with the Foundation.  It’s rewarding to see the enjoyment the children get with a visit by the All Americans and Alumni.”

Chris serves as a Board of Governor and has been chair of the Memorabilia Committee and Co-Chair of the Thursday Night Dinner since joining the Foundation in 2010.

Chris lives in North Haven.

Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Liz Canning

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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Liz Canning
Favorite Moment: “Every event that Walter Camp is a part of throughout the year makes me very proud to be a member. From Special Olympics to the Hospital visits, putting smiles on children’s faces is all that matters. Every year our Weekend gets bigger and better.”

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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Jeremy Rosner

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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Jeremy Rosner

Proudest Foundation Moment: “Leading the already-successful Fan Fest and molding it into the Walter Camp All-American Youth Clinic has been my favorite experience with this organization so far, and I’m excited to watch it continue to evolve. As someone who was born and raised in New Haven, it’s a joy for me to see youths from our community learn valuable lessons – about football and about life – from Walter Camp All-Americans, alumnae, and elite high school coaches. What’s equally as rewarding: the players and other adults who take part in the clinic say they get as much out of it as the youths do.
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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: John Barbarotta

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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: John Barbarotta
Favorite moment: “Hosting the Tebow family the year Tim won the Heisman and was our All-American Quarterback.”

John joined the Foundation in 1981 and currently serves as a Board of Governor and is a Past-President of the Foundation. John was President from 2007 to 2009.  John also served as President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary and served or chaired most Foundation committees. John is proud of the long-time friendships made with other members, sports information directors and some alumni such as Jack Del Rio (current coach of the Raiders) and Kevin Butler (long-time Bears kicker). 

John Lives in Trumbull with wife Audrey and has a grown son, Jayson and wife Kristen live in Windsor Locks with their 6 year old daughter Reese. 

Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Bill Raffone

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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Bill Raffone
My favorite time of year is working the Special Olympics and seeing the faces of the athletes as they compete.  Smiling whether they were came in first or last.  Another proud moment is when we visited a hospital and one of our players visited a sick child, and the child’s mom was gleaming with the biggest smile and the nurse said that was the first time she saw the child’s mom smile in months.” Read more

Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Don Crouch

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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Don Crouch

Proudest Moment: “As a Foundation we were looking to expand our exposure around the State and we created the Breakfast of Champions to honor the state football champions, Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, All-Connecticut team and a Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. It’s a great accomplishment to know we came up with an idea 10 years ago and it is going as strong as ever.”
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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Roger F. Sliby

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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Roger F. Sliby
Proudest Moment: “Every year when we bring the players to the Feroleto Development Center in Trumbull to visit these special children.”

Roger served as Treasurer of the Foundation for many years and was recently elected as Vice President. Since joining the Foundation in 1994, Roger has served as chairman of the High School Committee, Hospitality Chairperson and on the Dinner Committee. One of Roger’s favorite moments was hosting Howie Long in 2000.

Roger lives in Orange with his wife Annemarie.  He has two daughters, Alexa-Nicole and Jilliana.

Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Tony Mortali

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Walter Camp Leadership Spotlight: Tony Mortali
Favorite Moment: “Going as a group to the NFL Hall of Fame induction for Kellen Winslow in 1995”.

Tony currently serves as Vice President of the Foundation and as Annual Awards dinner Co-Chairman. Tony served as Board of Governor, Secretary and on countless committees throughout the years since joining the Foundation in 1993.