The Water-Oak Circle of Sports was organized in 1977 by a group of Watertown/Oakville sportsmen. The purpose of our nonprofit charity is to honor a one-time Watertown-Oakville resident student or supporter (male or female) dedicated to the highest ideals of sportsmanship, and who has contributed to the betterment of sports regardless of race, color or creed. In recent years the Water-Oak Circle of Sports has expanded its awards by promoting and awarding over $850,000 scholarships to talented and deserving high school scholar-athletes going on to college. We have also undertaken a number of projects to improve Watertown’s athletic facilities.
A Message From
President, Water-Oak Circle of Sports
The Water-Oak Circle of Sports Organization announced its 43rd Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet, which would have taken place on Sunday, May 31st, 2020 at the La Bella Vista located at the Pontelandolfo Community Club, 380 Farmwood Road Waterbury, CT 06704 has been canceled
In my heart, I wanted to persevere and have this banquet. But, in my head the decision was made because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. As per the State of Connecticut Health Department and the Connecticut Governor's Office advisory to limit or avoid events with large crowds and or mass gatherings, I felt that our event falls under those guidelines as our banquet typically has an attendance of between 250 to 300 people. Our event attracts attendees from all over and it is with that in mind that we want to take responsible and preventative measures to ensure public health and safety.
I can’t begin to thank everyone enough. Throughout this whole ordeal everyone has been outstanding and very acceptive to this. Since we will not be having the banquet, we’ll be giving scholarship winners a larger amount. Our award winners have been notified, awards mailed to them, and are invited to next year’s banquet. As for the ad book, the ad book has been added as a link from our web site at https://www.wateroakcircleofsports.org. I encourage everyone to view the ad and patronize these terrific places of business. All of these sponsors have gone up and beyond doing things for the kids and the community. It speaks volumes to what type of people these sponsors are, knowing full well that everything will go back to the kids and the community.
We’re looking at many ways to try and honor the scholarship winners. Although nothing has been decided, everyday we’re looking at a new idea. In the meantime, pictures and bios of the recipients will be on the site by May 25th.
As soon as we get an OK from town officials, the details about a small, outdoors event will be passed on.
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