The four most recent inductees into the Trenton Sports Hall of Fame accepted awards at the Trenton City Awards on Jan. 19, 2012 at the Trenton Village Theatre.
These are the inductees followed by short biographies provided by the Trenton Civic Commission:
Rick was appointed to the Recreation Commission in 1977 during this time he has proved to be a positive asset to the community, providing sound leadership and long-standing experience to help bring forth positive changes in the quality of life for our residents. He has also volunteered his time at numerous sporting events over the years along with serving as a certified football and volleyball official. Rick was also the creator of the Downriver BIG "1" Golf Tournament, which provides student athletes with opportunity to receive college scholarships, and this program is still running today. Rick volunteers with many different groups such as the Trenton Business Association, Rotary Club, Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber "Connections Group," is a member of the Trenton Educational Foundation, and an adult member of the Trenton Boy Scouts.
Marino is most greatly recognized for his devotion to the Trenton Hockey Association. He has been coaching hockey since 1973 and has played a major role in leading the Trenton Hockey Association in their efforts to continue the rich tradition of providing outstanding hockey programs to the Trenton community. He is known for taking each player's strong points and capitalizing on them. Marino spreads his love of the game through his dedication to each player, and believes that life lessons can be taught through hard work and discipline. His genuine willingness to mentor and develop the players' skills on and off the ice has made him a significant contributor to our community.
Pat was one of the founding fathers of the Trenton Baseball Association in 1983. The Trenton Baseball Association has grown significantly and will be celebrating its 30th year in 2013. Pat was known as the voice of Trenton Trojan Football form 1990 to 2011, volunteering his time as public address announcer. In 1997, Pat was appointed Director of Parks and Recreation, a position he held until hi retirement in 2011. his vision to turn Trenton into a "hockey town" was realized with one of his many great accomplishments as director, the expansion of the Kennedy Recreation Center. In addition, he was instrumental in the establishment of the MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase, which brings over 40 high school teams to the Kennedy Ice Arena yearly to showcase the best high school talent in the state. Pat's dedication to the city has gone beyond recreation and athletics, with his service on the Trenton School Board for over 14 years. In 2012, Pat received the Golden Apple Award from Trenton Public Schools for outstanding volunteer service.
Terry has spent over 30 years serving as an employee. Trenton Board of Education Trustee, city councilman. He is a founding father of the Trenton Baseball Association and active member of the Trenton Goodfellows. He has spent a lifetime supporting the community, especially in the fields of sports and recreation. Terry has been supportive of instrumental in developing policies that afford Trenton children every opportunity to participate in athletics and recreation programs. His strong voice within the community embodies "Trenton Kids First." Throughout his career, he has been a strong advocate of affordable, quality recreation programs and services. He continues to play an important role in helping the City of Trenton maintain the status of "The Best Place to Live Downriver."