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Legendary Sports Writer, Bob Ryan to Speak at CMR 12th Annual Celebrity Scholarship Dinner

The Center is pleased to announce that Bob Ryan will be featured alongside our celebrity speaker, Former Red Sox pitcher Dennis Eckersley, on April 25, 2012 from 6-9pm at the Venus de Milo!

Bob Ryan is an American sports writer for The Boston Globe Newspaper. Ryan is known as a basketball guru for his articles on the Boston’s Celtics. He was born  in Trenton, New Jersey and graduated from Boston College in 1968. Ryan started as an intern at the Globe in 1969 where he covered stories on the Celtics and here is where he developed a close relationship with the Celtics organization.

Ryan has been awarded many honors over his years including:

  • Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism recipient in 2006.
  • In 1996 Ryan won the Curt Gowdy Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • In 2000 he was the AP National Sportswriter of the Year.
  • He has been named the NSSA’s National Sportswriter of the Year four times (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009).[16]
  • He is also a member of the College Basketball Writers and New England Basketball Halls of Fame.

Today, Ryan continues to write, but his work has become more general sports-oriented vs basketball-oriented as he’s been doing throughout the years. Ryan also has plans to retire after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London because he feels the sports business with all the Tweeting and blogging, and an audience with a different taste – is not him anymore. Though we will be sad to see him go, Ryan still plans to be involved in sports in a part-time capacity after his retirement.

If you wish to be apart of our dinner to meet Bob Ryan and Dennis Eckersley, we would love for you to be apart of this joyous event! For more information please contact Ava Lescault at or call 508-999-6435.

Until next week everyone! Thank you for reading!


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