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ATHLETICS

Award Established to Honor Outstanding High School
Athletes
The AHEPA Athletic Department is pleased to announce the
establishment of an award to honor the nation's most outstanding
Hellenic high school athlete, the Agganis Family-Galatis Award.
This award will be bestowed annually to a high school athlete, male or female, and will complement the AHEPA Harry
Agganis Most Outstanding Athlete and the AHEPA William
Chirgotis Most Outstanding College Athlete awards.
Bill Galatis and Mike Agganis and Greg Agganis are responsible for the award's establishment and funding. Mike and Greg
are the nephew and grandnephew, respectively, of the late
iconic Hellenic athlete, Harry Agganis, All-American football
player at Boston University and Boston Red Sox first baseman,
who died tragically at the young age of 25 in 1955.
" We are deeply grateful to Bill Galatis, Mike Agganis, and
Greg Agganis for sponsoring the establishment of this award
that will properly recognize excellence in athletics at the high
school level, " Supreme President George G. Horiates said.
" AHEPA commends the Galatis-Agganis 'team' for its admirable
work to keep Harry Agganis' legacy alive, serving as an inspiration and springboard for our next generation of athletes. Thank
you, also to the AHEPA Athletic Department, Supreme Athletic
Director Chris Atsaves and Committee Member Gregory Stamos
for working with Galatis-Agganis 'team' to make this award a
reality. "
Greg Agganis and Galatis have been instrumental in the
formation and perpetuation of Harry Agganis' legacy through a
number of philanthropic endeavors in the Greater Boston and
Massachusetts area. The Agganis Foundation has granted over
$2 million in college scholarships since its formation, has sponsored the State of Massachusetts High School Boys and Girls
All-Star Teams in various sports since 1956, and led the fundraising efforts for the life-size bronze statue outside the Boston

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University Arena which was named the Harry Agganis Arena
in his honor.
The formation of this award is a further collaboration
between the Agganis family, the Agganis Foundation and the
AHEPA Athletic Department.
Greg Agganis, spokesperson for the Agganis Family and the
Agganis Foundation, stated the award, " honors the great contribution that Galatis has made over a number of years to the
Foundation, but especially is a recognition of the great efforts
of the Order of AHEPA in perpetuating the cherished legacy of
our Uncle Harry. "
He added, " I have been very gratified to participate in the
awarding of the Harry Agganis Award by the Order of AHEPA to
various athletes over these last few years. "
" I am so pleased and honored by this wonderful effort to
advance the education of our Hellenic youth, and I applaud the
Order of AHEPA for all that it has done in this regard, " Galatis said.
The award shall also be accompanied by a significant scholarship stipend.

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