Those that had been in a position to attend Fredonia Excessive Faculty basketball video games this 12 months, or any occasion within the Fredonia Excessive Faculty gymnasium, might have observed a brand new scorer’s desk. The desk was donated by the First Ward Falcons Membership, and whereas that includes technological upgrades, additionally incorporates a particular dedication in honor of Roger Pacos.
“The Falcons Membership reached out to us asking if there was any massive buy we had been searching for,” stated Fredonia Athletic Director Greg Lauer. “We had been searching for a brand new desk for a 12 months or so now, and it ended up being across the time that Roger Pacos died. He was a longtime bowling coach and instructor right here, and a member of the First Ward membership as properly, so it labored out nice that they needed to do it in reminiscence of him, they usually donated the total quantity. The desk is definitely an improve over what we had been coping with earlier than.”
Pacos had been retired for a pair years earlier than he died on Nov. 1 at 56 years outdated. The influence Pacos left on Fredonia Excessive Faculty and the village as a complete is certainly nonetheless felt.
“He was an important instructor, and an important buddy to plenty of us right here,” Lauer stated. “He was very lively in the neighborhood, he was concerned within the fireplace division and the village, and training sports activities and the bowling alley. Total he was a implausible man.”
He served as a village trustee till his demise, and was additionally a bowling coach at Fredonia Excessive Faculty. Pacos, who graduated from Bowling Inexperienced College, additionally beforehand served as a volunteer on the Fredonia Fireplace Division and as president of the Fredonia Academics’ Affiliation.
The rating desk at Fredonia Excessive Faculty is simply the most recent dedication in a line of issues now devoted to Pacos. Proper after Pacos died, Fredonia Mayor Doug Essek appeared to call the Trustees Room within the Village Corridor after Pacos. On prime of that, Lauer stated that Fredonia Excessive Faculty could have a scholarship fund named after him, and Shorewood Nation Membership will host the primary annual Roger Pacos Memorial Scholarship Golf Event on June 25.
Extra details about the Golf Event will be discovered on the occasion’s Fb web page, entitled “1st Annual Roger Pacos Memorial Scholarship Golf Event.”
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