Our Mission Statement: The Grand Island Alumni Association's purpose is to promote the Grand Island spirit through educational and social events and our website. In doing so, we hope to support the Grand Island Central schools, the community and its youth.


Welcome to the Grand Island Alumni Association.




Presenting a check to Jon Roth are Grand Island Alumni Association members Kimberly A. Schopp Kalman and Richard Crawford. Money was raised at last fall's opening of the football field, "Friday Night Under the Lights." $1800 of the money raised was spent on cushion wrapping 50 more yards of fencing on the home side of the field over $4800 is going towards scholarships for the Gene Masters Scholarship fund. Thanks to all the donations, the Grand Island Alumni Association has raised over the last 11 years, we have awarded over $11,000 in scholarships to Grand Island Seniors.



GIAA Scholarship Winners for 2015


From left: Kim Kalman, Lexi Miller, Maggie Rustowicz, Natalia Christiano and Dick Crawford    
The Grand Island Alumni Association is pleased to announce this year's scholarship winners. They are Maggie Rustowicz attending St. John Fisher, Lexi Miller at St. Bonaventure and Natalia Christiano at Canisius College. Each senior received a $500 check to help with expenses.





GIAA & Aceti's 8th Annual Comedy Night - January 2015

Standing from left: Comediens Greg Bauch & Linda O., Sponsor Sam Aceti, Comedien Tyron Davis, Kim Kalman-GIAA.
Bottom: Jodi Robinson-GIAA and Sponsor Kim Aceti.

Standing from left: Comedians Greg Bauch & Linda O., Sponsor Sam Aceti, Comedien Tyron Davis, Kim Kalman-GIAA. Bottom: Jodi Robinson-GIAA and Sponsor Kim Aceti.
The Grand Island Alumni Assoc. and Aceti's Wine & Spirits had a very successful 8th Annual Comedy Night on Saturday, January 24th at Ellden's at River Oaks. The sold out crowd enjoyed the comedy of local comediens Greg Bauch and Linda O., back for their second appearance, the first in 2009. They were a great warm up for the headliner, Tyrone Davis from Michigan. Davis had the crowd in stitches for over an hour. The ever popular wine raffle was also a sell out and three happy attendees went home with two 32 inch tv's and a diamond necklace. Thanks to Sam and Kim Aceti of Aceti's Wine & Spirits for being the platinum sponsor for this event for the past five years. Their generosity to the GIAA and in the community is top-notch. Thank you for prize donations from: Flower A Day Florist, DeSignet Jewelry, Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Pink Martini Gift Shop, Isledegrande.com, the Tomkins, Lewis, Robinson and Kalman Families. Thanks to "Moving Music of WNY" for providing sound and light equipment that transformed the space into a real, club atmosphere. Over the last ten years the proceeds have equaled over $10,000 in scholarships to Grand Island High School seniors.


Thanks to all the Sponsors of "Friday Night Under The Lights" ~ 09/19/2014

PLATINUM SPONSORS
McDonnell Family ~ Isledegrande.com
William G. Hennigar Sr. & Sons: Grant, Dave, Scott, Neal, Dale, Curtis
Dan Buenafe in Remembrance of '64-'65 Team: Coach Masters, Bobby Luther, Rich Trotter, Paul Kaegebein, Danny Carroll & Art Bascomb
The Rayhill Family, The Genovese Family, H. David Myers Family

GOLD SPONSORS
Pete Hayes '74, Tomkins Family: JT '74, Donna, Nick '08 & Ben '11, Darrell Smith '72,
Podlucky Family: John & Joanne (Robinson) '72, Jenna '03, Danielle '04
John Michael '00 & Christina (Basta) '03, Rebecca (2031)
Robert Smith '70, Hillman Family
Roesch Family: Gary, Carol, Todd '83, Tracy '84, Gregg '89
Jon Roth & The Masters Family, Daniel Cap, Class of 1995

SILVER - Coach Roger Wise, Kevin Skee Zoldowski '70, The Grunzweig Family, Amy(Grant)Fox '91, John "Reidy" Martini, Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Coach Bill Riffel, JT Tomkins & Class of '74, John's Pizza & Subs

PATRON - Chris Aronica, Shirley Luther, Brothers Breier & Families, Todd Brandon, Jamie & Trish Eichel, Scott Kiniecki, Class of 1983, Mike Dowd, Nancy Hayes, Cliff Scott, Linda Tufillaro




The Grand Island Alumni Association and Athletic Director Jon Roth would like to invite you to participate in the first "Friday Night under the Lights", Friday, September 19th at Gene Masters Field. The stadium will be complete with new turf, new seating, new scoreboard and LIGHTS!

The festive evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a gathering of old friends, classmates and players from the past 50 years. There will be commemorative shirts and refreshments. Game time is 7:00 p.m. and retired AD H. David Myers is scheduled to preside over the honorary coin toss. The Vikings will take on Williamsville South in the first night game in Grand Island history.

Sponsors are being sought to cover expenses and the proceeds will go to the "Gene Masters Scholarship" fund, the GIAA Scholarship fund and a fence wrap to cushion the top fence bar where the standers/fence leaners congregate to watch games.

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $1000 - GOLD SPONSOR - $500 - SILVER SPONSOR - $250
These sponsors will have their name featured in all advertising including a banner that will be featured at all home games in 2014, the event program and announcer shout outs.

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS: PATRON - $100 - FRIENDS OF GENE - $25

Call or email: Dick Crawford 716-818-6992 / richard.crawford.jr@gmail.com
Chris Aronica 716-510-8302 / aronicaco@aol.com










GIAA Scholarship Winners for 2014
   From left: Jenna Stufkowsky (SUNY Crane School of Music), Christopher Swagler (Niagara University), Natalie Baldassarre (Canisius) and Committeeman Dick Crawford. Each student received a $500 award to help with school expenses.




GIAA Scholarship Winners for 2013
   The Grand Island Alumni Association is pleased to announce this year's scholarship winners. They are James Rustowicz attending St. John Fisher, Nick Soos at West Point and Dalton Pitts at Brockport. Each senior received a $500 check to help with expenses.



Thank You for your donations!
Aceti's Wine & Spirits

DeSignet Jewelry - Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Woodchuck Tree Service * Fuccillo Auto Group
Creative Leather/Island Shipping * Say Cheese
Isledegrande.com * Flower A Day

Michelle & Jim Breier * Locicero Family * Hurtubise Tire
Holiday Inn * Tomkins Family * Just Pizza * SCAP * Village Inn

From Left: Alumni committee Jodi Robinson, Dick Crawford, Kim Kalman, Comediens Dan Pordum, Chet Wild, Steve Burr, Sponsors Kim and Sam Aceti



Our Mission Statement: The Grand Island Alumni Association's purpose is to promote the Grand Island spirit through educational and social events and our website. In doing so, we hope to support the Grand Island Central schools, the community and its youth.


The Grand Island Alumni Association offers a monetary award to deserving Grand Island High School seniors every spring.
The student must be graduating from Grand Island and accepted and planning to attend an accredited college.
Please contact the High School guidance office for an application.

GIHS Scholarship Winners - 2011
The Grand Island Alumni Association is pleased to announce this year's scholarship winners. They are Liam Dodd, Justine Call and Alex Prine. Liam will be attending SUNY College at Brockport, majoring in Sports Management. Justine is attending Ithaca College majoring in Music Performance/Education and Alex is attending Houghton College majoring in Music Education/Vocal Performance. Each senior received a $500 scholarship to help towards their college expenses.

Comedy Show 2011 - Over $1700 raised for scholarships.

Alumnus Dick Crawford, featured sponsors Kim & Sam Aceti, Comediens Dan Pordum,
Tim Joyce and alumnus Kim Kalman - click for larger view.


Thank you Aceti's Wine & Spirits
Woodchuck Tree Service
Flower A Day Florist
 Mighty Taco
 Adrian's Custard & Beef
 DeSignet Jewelry
 Pam's Hallmark
 Fuccillo Auto Group
 Say Cheese
 Tomkins and LoCicero Families
 Isledegrande
 


GIHS Scholarship Winners - 2010

(from left) Dick Crawford, scholarship winners Sean O'Donnell and Michael Scott Stallard and Kim Kalman
Two - $500 Scholarships were awarded to members of GIHS Class of 2010.


Photos From GIHS Alumni Hockey Tournament 2010

The 2010 Annual Comedy Show was a complete success!
Thank you to our corporate sponsors and attendees!


Corporate Sponsors
  Aceti's Wine & Liquors - Platinum
 Fuccillo Chevrolet Grand Island-Platinum
 S & D Holdings of WNY, LLC - Gold
 Woodchuck Tree Service - Gold
 Double "D" Construction - Gold
 Bota Welding - Business
Isledegrande.com & DeSignet Jewelry - Priceless
Holiday Inn Grand Island
Pam's Gift Shop
Flower A Day Florist
Say Cheese Pizza


2009 Comedy Show A Success - 2009

(left) Linda O., Kim Kalman, Greg Bauch, Dan Pordum, Chris Aronica, Dick Crawford and Mark Frentzel

   The second annual Grand Island Alumni Association Comedy Show held Saturday, January 31st was a huge success! Over 200 hardy souls braved the elements to be entertained by three very funny comediens at the Grand Island Holiday Inn. The comedy show raised over $2,000. The alumni committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:
Main Tire
Woodchuck Landscaping & Tree Service
DeSignet Jewelry
Isledegrande.com 
Holiday Inn Grand Island
Grinders Skate Park
Bear-Man Specialty Sauces
Aceti's Wine & Spirits
Say Cheese Pizza
Tomkins Family
Attorney Mark Frentzel
Rick Kustich, CPA
Beth Dommer






Scholarship Winners


Our Mission Statement: The Grand Island Alumni Association's purpose is to promote the Grand Island spirit through educational and social events and our website. In doing so, we hope to support the Grand Island Central schools, the community and its youth.


The Grand Island Alumni Association offers a monetary award to deserving Grand Island High School seniors every spring. The student must be graduating from Grand Island and accepted and planning to attend an accredited college.
Please contact the High School guidance office for an application.

Interested in Joining?

Duck Race Winners


Alumni member Mary Dunbar-Daluisio and Sabres Jersey Winner Gary Groat

Prizes: Retro Sabres Jersey Signed by French Connection - Winner Gary Groat
Poster Signed by French Connection - Winner Tim Lucinski
Drop-off Dinner for 20 from Chef's Restaurant - Winner Pete Hayes
DeSignet Jewelry Gift - Winner Wendy Valint
Holiday Inn Overnight w/ Champagne - Winner Claire O'Connor


175 ducks were sold with all proceeds to benefit the GIAA Scholarship Fund.

"All Island Reunion"

Thanks to Isledegrande.com and deSignet Jewelry
for sponsoring the Grand Island Alumni Website.







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