George Frick

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A longtime sports broadcast and writing personality, George was the first sports director of Channel 7, WDEL-TV. He was a 42-year member of the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association, serving as President in 1953-54. He served as the public address announcer for University of Delaware football, the Blue-Gold football game, Wilmington Blue Bombers basketball in the 1950’s, Caesar Rodney High School basketball games and Kennett Square boxing cards. He narrated play-by-play on weekly films of University of Delaware football from 1951-54. George received acclaim as the color commentator and interviewer for “Harness Racing from Brandywine” from 1952-54. He hosted “The Sporting Scene”, named “Best Sports Show in Delaware” three years by the Wilmington Sunday Star newspaper and named the “Best New TV Sports Show in Delaware Valley” by TV Guide in 1951. George co-hosted with Dave Nelson the 1954 Refrigerator Bowl football game . George was a board member for the Blue-Gold football game in the 1950’s & 1960”s. He was the public relations director of the Delaware Tennis Association in the 1960”s. George broadcast Dover High School. sports on WDOV from 1971-76.He was the LPGA Championship (McDonald Classic) announcer 1987-1998..George was on the DSMHOF Board of Governors (1985-99) and President (1996-97)..He was also a frequent master of ceremonies at Delaware sports banquets.. George wrote “Frick’s Picks” since 1994..He received the “Herm Reitzes” , “Pat Knight”, “Paul Harris Fellow”, 1964 Wilmington Optomist Club “Optomist of Year” and “Distinguished Volunteer” awards.

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