Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | August 11, 2015
When past and present Beaver Falls residents gather to induct six people and two teams into the Larry Bruno Foundation Hall of Achievement, the Beaver County town’s most famous “son,” Joe Namath, is expected to be there.
The Aug. 1 “celebration and honorees dinner” is the fifth annual fundraiser for the foundation’s museum in the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls and for scholarships awarded yearly to students at Beaver Falls High School and Blackhawk High School.
Tickets are $65 for the banquet, which is 6-8:30 p.m. at the Club at Shadow Lakes in Hopewell. Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres are 5-5:45 p.m. To purchase tickets contact Ed DeRose at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-298-1430.
After playing football in Beaver Falls at Geneva College, Mr. Bruno was drafted by the Steelers in 1947. He didn’t sign as a pro, choosing instead to coach football at Monaca High School from 1949-1959. He coached at Beaver Falls High School from 1959-1978, where his most famous player was Joe Namath, who quarterbacked the 1960 team that went 10-0.
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