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Eastchester's Bill Cade Will Be Honored By National Football Foundation

Eastchester's Bill Cade will receive the "Contribution to Amateur Football Award," from the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.
Eastchester's Bill Cade will receive the "Contribution to Amateur Football Award," from the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Eastchester's beloved and longtime Pop Warner Coach Bill Cade will be honored on Thursday, Jan. 26 by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.

Cade, who has 302 Pop Warner victories under his belt, will be presented with the "Contribution to Amateur Football Award," at 7 p.m. during the 44th annual "Golden Dozen" dinner at the Westchester County Club.

Lewis Leone, president of the Westchester Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, will present the award.

"Bill Cade represents everything that is good about youth athletics. For 43 years, he has nurtured a team experience that has led to a life-long love of the game for the thousands of youngsters whom he has led onto the field," Leone said.

Leone added that Cade's 302 wins are nearly 100 wins more than the career wins of the active NCAA Division I coaching leaders - Alabama's legendary coach Nick Saben and Kansas State's Bill Snyder.

"This award recognizes Bill's four decades of leadership not only to the Eastchester Pop Warner program, but his over 30 years of dedication to the Eastchester Little League, his involvement in the Eastchester Basketball League, and his nearly two decades of service to the Rockland County-Westchester Pop Warner Program," he said.

In addition to his work on the field, Cade has also chaired the Eastchester Recreation Advisory Council for nearly 12 years.

Cade joins previous honorees Tony DeMatteo, Tony Sabella, Guido Cribari, Vito Priore, and Tony Veteri.

Tickets are still available to the event. Cost is $100 with a deadline of Monday, Jan. 23. Email reservations and ticket requests should be sent to dinner Co-Chairman John Malnati at jmalnati@aol.com .

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