MAGBO INAUGURAL GALA INDUCTED TWO PIONEERS INTO THE HALL OF FAME
The gala was well-attended - from all levels of Women's Basketball Officials (HS to Collegiate Div. I, II & III) as well as the metropolitan tri-state area. With tons of hugs, some tears, and a "hoopla" of jokes all around, this was one event for the ages. Both Inductees received a MAGBO Hall of Fame plaque to commemorate the ceremony.
Left Pic (l to r): Fran Mitilieri, Phyllis Deveney
Below Pic: Phyllis and her brother; Hall of Fame Plaques for Phyllis; Fran and her Mom; Phyllis and her brother; Hall of Fame Plaques for Fran
"INSTANT REPLAY' IS IN ORDER OF THE SPEECHES FROM MAGBO GALA
Guest Speaker: Joe Vaszily
A true testament to both MAGBO Hall of Fame Inductees is Joe Vaszily. He was a pupil of Fran's and was mentored by many, including Phyllis. He rose through the ranks and became a very successful referee. In each of the last three seasons, Joe worked the NCAA Division I Women's Final Four. It was announced at the Gala that Joe will be a consultant this year with MAGBO.