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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 The Wally Bowe/Salesian In-house Basketball Tournament Begins Tuesday, January 31st marks the 2 nd anniversary of the passing of Wally Bowe, who died suddenly at the age of 52. Wally's passing ironi- cally came on the anniver- sary of the feast of St. Dom Bosco, the Salesian Founder. Wally is best remembered for his work with youth throughout the community and especially with the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston and the former Savio High School. He was a quiet and unas- suming leader that helped thousands of kids through his mentoring in sports and through his immeasurable acts of kindness. To honor his memory, Fr. John Nazzaro, executive director of the Club renamed the in-house league after Wally. The league com- menced this past Wednes- day, February i st. It consists of eight basketball teams with eight players on each team, ranging from teens ages 14-19. Each player will receive a T-shirt donated by Wally's brothers and sisters, in loving memory of their brother. Amongst the thousands of people, young and old throughout the community, Wally was also remembered by leaders in the commu- nity. State Representative Carlo Basil said "There are no words to describe t:he grief I feel over the death of my friend. Growing up, Wally was like an older brother that looked out for rne and my family. I can't even begin to name all the things he had done for the Basile family over the years." City Councilor Sal LaMattina said "I have known Wally my whole life growing up on Chelsea Street. Wally was truly an East Boston hero. He has been a role model to thousands of children in East Boston." And Senator Anthony Petruccelli added "Bowe represented all that is good in Eastie. His loss will create a deep void in the neighborhood. He had a profound impact on the lives of so many young men and women from our community." The teams will compete every Wednesday until the playoffs in April at the Byron Street location. Please come and support these wonderful kids. WaUy lived his life by these simple words: Do the right thing, even though no one is watching. Wally will always be remembered. It's Not Fair to Keep a Grand Celebration Secret, So ... The Greater Boston area is home to a surprising and varied number of Italian- American organizations. They represent regions, provinces and paesi throughout the middle and southern parts of the Ital- ian peninsula. We, of these organizations, continue to witness an homogenization into main- stream American culture. A continued celebration of our Italian traditions is most important. Mutual support of these festivities is equally important. We of the Sons of Italy offer a very special celebration of Carnevale Veneziano. Please consider an evening of special Italian cuisine, fine music, costumes, wines and carefully sculpted d6cor. This is to be a special Italian evening...Carnevale Veneziano. Saturday evening February 18, the Grand Lodge, Sons of Italy will lay at one's feet a sumptuous and most colorful celebration of Carnevale Veneziano. A carefully sculpted dinner with distinct wines, lively tunes for dancing and decorations above and beyond, will provide for discriminating festivities. Come, be Venetian for an evening! Don a disguise and win a prize or come as you are. Good authority promises a most memorable evening. Stuzzichini at 6:30 p.m. Celebrities and important persons from all Italian organizations will make merry. Dance and see a spectacle at the Watertown Lodge, 520 Pleasant Street. Call Pat quickly at 781-272-5375 or Paul at the Grand Lodge at 617-489-5234. Super Bowl Trivia (Continued from Page 3) Answers: 1. This will be the fourth Super Bowl for the Manning family. Archie Manning, fa- ther of Eli and Peyton and former quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, failed to make any. Peyton however, is 1-1, with a win against the Bears in 2006 and a loss to the Saints in 2009. This is Eli's second Super Bowl, the first being against the Patri- ots in 2007 and the second, being this rematch. 2. This will be the fifth Su- per Bowl for the Head Coach/ Starting Quarterback combi- nation of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady; which is an NFL record. They are 3-1 in the four previous Super Bowls, wins against the Rams, Pan- thers and Eagles and a loss against the Giants. 3. The Giants have existed since 1925, when the NFL allowed five teams to join their league. The Giants are the only team that remains today from those five. The other four included the Detroit Panthers, Pottsville Maroons, Providence Steam Rollers, and the Canton Bulldogs. 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With this weekend's appearance, the Patriots will now be in second place in the NFL all time with seven Su- per Bowl appearances. (The Steelers and the Cowboys are tied for first place with eight.) 7. Only four teams have at least four wins in the Super Bowl, The Steelers (6), The Cowboys (5}, The 49ers (5) and the Packers (4). This game will allow either the Patriots or the Giants to join that elite group. 8. This will be the sixth Super Bowl matchup that is a rematch of a game during the regular season. (The Giants beat the Patriots 24- 20, November 6, 2011.) 9. This season, Eli Man- ning broke the Giant's single season record for passing yards, (4,933 yards or 2.8 miles). 10. This season, even though Tom Brady threw for 5,235 yards, breaking the NFL single season record, he came in second place be- hind Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints with 5,476 yards. 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