A No. 1 nationally ranked Darien sports team, athletes who played in multiple sports and a volunteer in sports and other organizations will all be honored this coming Monday at the Darien Old Timers Athletic Association annual dinner.
— an announcement from the Darien Old Timers Athletic Association
The DOTAA, a local organization founded in 1961 to recognize outstanding athletes in the Darien community, will celebrate its 62nd anniversary with the event, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6 at The Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s.
The annual dinner will be a time to celebrate past athletic achievements of former Darien athletes and the funds raised will go to providing annual scholarships for Darien High School seniors (not just athletes) and supporting Darien Social Services.
John Nelson, DHS class of ‘81, played varsity football, and baseball and was also on the ski team.
Dave Roper, DHS class of ‘66, was a star runner on the DHS Track and field Team. He is also a renowned motorcycle racer. He has been racing motorcycles since 1977 and is the first American to win a race at the Isle of Man TT.
Matt Elders, DHS class of ‘84, exceptional soccer, and ice hockey player.
Glen Moore, DHS class of ‘90, played lacrosse, football, and basketball at DHS.
COMMUNITY CIVIC AWARD:
Millie Miceli, a 47-year Darien resident, active with the United Methodist Church, Darien Little League, Darien RTM, Parks and Recreation, Kiwanis, and more.
OUTSTANDING FEMALE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
The No. 1 nationally ranked Darien High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team.
“We are proud to be celebrating the contributions of Darien’s athletic achievements for the past sixty-two years,” said Ed Schildnecht, president, of the Darien Old Timers Athletic Association.
“This year’s honorees are an impressive selection of men and women who have impacted the Darien community and beyond with their athletic and civic accomplishments,” Schildnecht said.
“We are proud to carry on the tradition of providing scholarship funds for well-deserving Darien High School students and assistance to Darien Social Services.”
If You’re Going …
The dinner will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien on Monday, Nov. 6.
Tickets are $85 each or a table for 10 for $850 and may be purchased here.
You can contribute to scholarships by purchasing ads in the program by contacting Jim Jespersen at email@example.com.
About the Old Timers Athletic Association
The Darien Old Timers Athletic Association (DOTAA) was founded by members of the Piedmont Club in 1961. DOTAA’s primary missions were to recognize outstanding athletic achievement, primarily within the Darien community, and to support athletics within the community.
Over the years that mission has changed and evolved; in addition to recognizing the past accomplishments of athletes from Darien, the DOTAA now awards several financial scholarships to graduating Darien High School (DHS) seniors each year, and not just athletes. The DOTAA also supports those in need in Darien through financial donations