Sunday, April 11th, 2021


Pick-up With the Portsmouth Sports Club

The Portsmouth Sports Club held their annual new member meeting at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.  Prospective new members were welcomed by Club President Ned McCabe. Guest speaker and former New York Yankee pitcher Jim Coates spoke about his illustrious career and the World Series win of 1961. Gene Luke introduced scholarship winners Jordan Hill of I.C. Norcom High School and Elizabeth Andrews of Western Branch High School who expressed their appreciation for their awards and the educational opportunities it would afford them.

Guest Speaker Jim Coates

From left: Western Branch High School Head Baseball Coach Roland Wright, scholarship winner Elizabeth Andrews, and Western Branch High School Head Women's Softball Coach Sarah Wright

Back row from left: Bett Cornetta and 2nd Vice President Sharon Moore. Front row from left: Treasurer Rob Wilbur and 1st Vice President Nicole McGowan

From left: Janet Thornhill, Michael Strickland, and John Stone

From left: The Shopper Public Relations Executive Glenn Fritz, Amy Thompson, and Portsmouth Treasurer Jimmy Williams

Scholarship winner Jordan Hill of I.C. Norcom High School

From left: Tommy Kilpatrick, Bett Cornetta, and Kathy Fitch