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The William J. Donlon Special Achievement Award
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Established in 1999 for those individuals who, in the judgment of the Varsity Club Hall of Fame Selection Committee, have demonstrated uncommon dedication and performed exceptional service to Boston College Athletics, both on and off the fields of play. It is in honor of the late Reverend William J. "Father Bill" Donlon, Class of 1931, who excelled as both a student and as a member of the Track & Field team before beginning a lifetime in the service of God. Father Bill also found time to serve his alma mater and the Varsity Club for more than six decades, as club chaplain, secretary, historian, and enthusiastic leader and committee member in many capacities down through the years.

DON CROATTI TO RECEIVE DONLON AWARD

Longtime supporter and loyal alumnus recognized for dedication, service to BC Athletics

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - on Croatti, a past president of the Boston College Varsity Club and recognized as the father of the Boston College Gridiron Club, was selected to receive the 2011 Rev. William J. Donlon Special Achievement Award, according to a joint announcement by director of athletics Gene DeFilippo and Varsity Club president Chris Conley.

The Donlon Award was established in 1999 to honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and performed exceptional service to Boston College Athletics. The award, given periodically, honors Father William J. "Bill" Donlon for his 60 years of service and dedication to Boston College.

Croatti, a 1960 Boston College graduate, received the award at a Conte Forum reception on Friday night, Sept. 16, 2011.


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2000

Margo Plotzke
2004

Peter "Sonny" Nictakis '99
2001

Kenneth A. Daly
2005

L. Sheldon Daly '58
2003

James E. Cotter '59
2007