The PAL of The Year award is named in honor of our first POY recipient, the late Lee Horowitz. Lee was a special friend to many of us involved with the tournament, and a great source of support in years one and two of PALS as we worked to establish a base following. We will always be grateful to Lee for his love and support, and we are fortunate that his daughter Arleen has carried the torch in the years since Lee's passing, and has been a truly great source of support as well!
Lee Horowitz PAL OF THE YEAR Honorees 2015 - Peter Rosenberg 2014 - Donna Vanderlinden, Kelly Kerber, Wendy Manhard, Marilyn Jones, Corey Percival 2013 - Rebecca Upham/BB&N 2012 - Jill Katz & Dan Rashba 2011 - David Parness 2010 - Chris Ford & Bob Ward 2009 - The "Organizers" 2008 - Bob Lobel 2007 - Steve Burton 2006 - All 10-Year Participants 2005 - Daniel Vershbow 2004 - George Simeon 2003 - Bill O'Brien 2002 - Jerry York 2001 - Scott Katz 2000 - Pete Gould 1999 - Lee Horowitz
2008 Recipient... Bob Lobel, Legendary Local Sportscaster
Special Guest... Ben Watson, NE Patriots TE, 2004-2009
Special Guest... Walter McCarty, Boston Celtics Forward, 1997-2005
2010 Recipients... Bob Ward & Chris Ford
2003 Recipient... Bill O'Brien (L)
Pictured with 3 SPECIAL PALS and together the four are Court Monitors year after year!
(From L to R: Kathy Newell, Jon Vershbow & Bill Fratto)
2011 Recipient... David Parness (with wife Liane)
2012 Recipients... Dan Rashba & Jill Katz (Both work for Trip Advisor, and are responsible for winning a $50,000 grant from TA!)
2015 Recipient... Peter Rosenberg (Far Left) pictured with his father, and his son, Corey.
2007 Recipient... Steve Burton, WBZ-TV Sports Director
Special Guest... Rich Eisen, NFL Network
Special Guest... Paul Perillo, Patriots Football Weekly
2002 Recipient... Jerry York, BC Men's Ice Hockey Coach
Special Guest... Steve Donahue, Former BC Men's Basketball Coach & Current UPenn Head Coach
2000 Recipient... Peter Gould (with wife Nancy)
2001 Recipient... Scott Katz (with, L to R, daughters Sammi & Alyssa)
2013 Recipients... Rebecca Upham (Head of School, BB&N) and BB&N, for their incredible generosity in donating the use of the Athletic Center for the tournament.
2014 Recipients... Patrick's amazing teachers at LABBB Collaborative, where he graduted from in February of 2015. From L to R: Wendy, Patrick, Donna, Marilyn and Kelly (Missing: Corey)