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The Hall of Fame has been bustling with activity this summer as boxing fans from around the world have made the Hall a destination point. Below are a few pictures of recent visitors to the Hall.
















On July 28th a group from the Celebration Discovery Program in Canastota visited the Hall. The children, ages 5-12, were on a day field trip with their teachers Holly Beavlac, Aryn Tossone,
Amy Nageldinger and Dan Badgley. The children learned about Canastota's boxing history including world champions Carmen Basilio and Billy Backus, as well as famous boxers from yesterday and today such as Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Oscar De La Hoya.










On July 16, 2009 the Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour came through Canastota. The 11th Annual ride, sponsored by Parks and Trails New York, is an 8-day, 400-mile ride across New York State along
the scenic and historic Erie Canal. Many of the cyclists took a break from their trek to tour the
Hall of Fame.









Also, the Hall of Fame is hosting a weekly concert series sponsored by the Canastota Recreation Committee. Each Thursday in July and August bands perform live music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A  variety of musical genres are performed including rock and roll, country, polka, easy listening and pop.










Professional fighter and former IWBF light welterweight champion Jaime Clampitt (19-4-1, 7 KOs),
her husband Ryan Hayes and daughter Neyla recently visited the Hall of Fame while vacationing in Speculator, NY for their anniversary. Clampitt holds wins over Eliza Olson, Mia St. John, Jane Couch and Belinda Laracuente. 










Middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez of Worcester, MA made his first visit to the Hall of Fame following his last bout, a 3rd round TKO over Angel David Gonzalez in Rochester, NY on August 13th.  Undefeated as a pro (11-0, 8 KOs), Rodriguez is promoted by Lou DiBella.







SUMMER ACTIVITY
IN "BOXING'S HOMETOWN"
Ad Wolgast's niece, June Cole, recently visited the Hall to see her uncle's plaque on the HOF WallJune Cole (right) and her son Joe (left)  by Ad Wolgast's plaque on the HOF Wall.Richard Berardinelli, brother of Hall of Fame light heavyweight champ Joey Maxim visited and shared stories from his brother’s career. Here he proudly points to his brother's Hall of Fame plaque.Berardinelli poses by the legendary MSG ring that his famous brother Joey Maxim boxed in twice. Berardinelli poses by the plaster impression of Maxim's fist.Joining Berardinelli on his trip to Canastota was Joe Papaleo, who is a second cousin to Hall of Famer Willie Pep. Here they are pictured by the MSG boxing ring that their relatives boxed in.  Danny Pineda from Syracuse, NY (left) and Vicente Pineda from the Philippines (right) recently toured the Hall and were excited to see the Hall of Fame plaque of the legendary Filipino Gabriel “Flash” Elorde. Danny Pineda from Syracuse, NY (left) and Vicente Pineda from the Philippines (right) pose by memorabilia worn by Hall of Famer Gabriel “Flash” Elorde. Charles Norkus, Jr of Wantagh, NY, son of 1950s heavyweight contender, Charley Norkus, stopped by the Hall recently. His father met such well known boxers as Danny Nardico,  Rolando LaStarza, Roy Harris, Cesar Brion and Hall of Famers Ezzard Charles, Willie Pastrano and Archie Moore.Charles Norkus, Jr "ringside" to the MSG ring that his father, Charley Norkus, boxed in.Phil and Sue Buzby of Brockton, MA have a boxing connection...they live in the home that Rocky Marciano resided in from 1952-56.The Buzby's enjoy the MSG ring that Rocky Marciano fought in on 5 occassions.The Buzby's look at the official fight program and ticket from the 1955 Rocky Marciano vs. Archie Moore heavyweight title bout.
Crowds gather to hear live music at the Hall's Event PavilionFrom country and polka to rock and roll and easy listening, there's something for everyone.Live music scores a "knockout" for Canastota residents.Hundreds of fans enjoy Joe Angerosa's tribute to Elvis Presley.Joe Angerosa entertains area residents with the sounds of Elvis Presley.Canastota native Tony Costello plays drums in Soul Mine. Here he is pictured with his family at the Hall of Fame.The final summer concert at the Hall of Fame featured Dan Elliot and the Monterays. Their performance coincided with Christy Martin's training camp so the band performed center ring.
(Left to Right) - Bruce Rosenbaum  (Rochester, NY). Steven Gagliano (N. Babylon, NY), Joe Rittberg (Atlantic City, NJ), Loy Goff (E. Islip, NY) and Rich Nemecek (Islip, NY).(Left to Right) - Dick Donovan (Tonawanda, NY), Gary & Joanne DeLuke (Schenectady, NY) and Tom & Jeanne Eisenschmidt (Auburn, NY)
Hands raised in victory!Posing with a life-size cardboard cut-out of Rocky Balboa.
Jamie Clampitt and her husband Ryan Hayes pose with their daughter Neyla by the Hall's collection of programs and tickets. Jamie "Hurricane" Clampitt, her husband Ryan Hayes and their daughter Neyla enjoy their visit to Canastota.
Undefeated middleweight Edwin Rodriguez poses by the world famous MSG boxing ring. Fresh off his 11th straight win, middleweight Edwin Rodriguez stopped by the Hall and enjoyed the many exhibits on boxing history.