The MVPerson Award Goes to Gus Bondi!!

Gus BondiOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMVP PINEM 100th_LogoTHIS MAN HAS BEEN AROUND THE WORLD PLAYING AND PROMOTING SHUFFLEBOARD.  ENGLAND, BRAZIL, GERMANY, RUSSIA, LITHUANIA, AUSTRALIA AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN VISITED. HE HAS ALSO BEEN A CHAMPION OF YOUTH SHUFFLEBOARD IN ELEMEN TARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS.
HE RETIRED TO FLORIDA TO PLAY GOLF.  HE TRIED IT BUT QUITE FRANKLY STUNK! ATTEMPTING TENNIS NEXT HIS PHYSICAL SHAPE DID NOT LEAD TO SUCCESS. FINALLY HE TRIED SHUFFLEBOARD AND HE FELL IN LOVE,NOT ONLY AS A PLAYER BUT AS A DOER,  RATHER QUICKLY HE BECOME PRESIDENT OF HIS HOME CLUB. LATER HE GOT INVOLVED IN THE INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATIONS EVENTUALLLY BECOMING PRESIDENT OF BOTH, A FEAT VERY FEW HAVE ACCOMPLISHED.

AS A PLAYER GUS BONDI IS GETTING CLOSE TO MAKING THE FSA HALL OF FAME A KEY GOAL FOR HIM AND ON ROUTE HAS WON 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND PLAYED IN THE FLORIDA STATE MASTERS. GUS IS A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL AND CENTRAL DISTRICT FLORTIDA HALL OF FAMES ALREADY. ENTUSUASTIC  AND EXUBERANT  AND ALWAYS READY WITH A STORY, HE IS ONE OF SHUFFLEBOARDS MOST COLORFUL CHARACTERS, WHO CAN FORGET THE SHIRT HE WORE THE DAY AFTER UPSETTING 2 GREAT PLAYERS IN A TOURNAMENT THAT SAID “WE BEAT EARL BALL AND   HENRY STRONG—PIECE OF CAKE! ”
HOWEVER; THE REAL HEART AND SOUL OF GUS BONDI TRACES BACK TO 1958 WHEN HE MADE A PROMISE TO ST JUDE THAT HE STILL HONORS TODAY, 55 YEARS LATER. HE AND WIFE MARIE HAVE SENT ST JUDES AROUND $100,000 OVER THE YEARS AND CREATED PROGRAMS LIKE RECYCLING WHERE HE ALSO DONATED HIS LABOR. ALL HIS WINNINGS WHETHER FROM  SHUFFLEBOARD, CASINOS, RACETRACKS, GO TO ST JUDE. WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A TRUE HUMANITARIAN WITH TODAYS MVP PIN MR GUS BONDI.

Remarks offered by Ken Offenther on 2013 02 18.  To expand pic, click on pic. 

NOTE: I am now going to insert a file to give you some additional wonderful information regarding Gus!!  ALSO, I just checked the YouTube Vide by Jim Allen and it is well worth watching.  Here is the file: USA Gus Bondi Is Many Things –  Stan McCormack, Chair 100th Anniversary Committee. 2013 02 19

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1 Response to The MVPerson Award Goes to Gus Bondi!!

  1. GREG DAGOSTINO says:

    gus, I hope maybe you will read this, I have been trying to get your address, greg dagostino /tel # (203) 261 3517 ,anyone that could get me GUS- TEL # ? PLEASE CALL ME,THANKS

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