Music:Selections from Candide Staff: George Zingali, Denise Bonfiglio, Dale Powers, Greg Lagola, Michael McClellan Captain: Michelle MacQueen
1990 WGI Finals
San Jose Raiders
Pride of Cinn.
Field of View
Dale, George, Greg & Denise
This was a very difficult year for us. we had lost our corporate sponsor and
I had actually folded the guard Thanksgiving weekend. Thankfully for me the
guard captain, "Minno" kept the guard together and two weeks later when we
regrouped only one kid had left who chose not to return because of school.
As the kids had agreed to pay more money and raise money I realized this
program meant as much to them as it did me. The other important events of
this year was that I brought in George Zingali who staged the show to
Candide. George convinced me to bring in someone who had worked with him at
the Sunrisers and Cadets. That person turned out to be someone who played a
huge part in our future, Greg Lagola. The season was fun. George brought a
freshness to our program that would carry over for years to come. I brought
back Denise Bonfoglio this year and she has been a very large part of why we
are so successful in the 90's. We went to the Pensacola, Florida regional
and had the time of our life. great site, great crowd, great performance.
My fondest memory? ... This had to be watching George teach
these demon equipment handlers how to role play. Until I saw it I would have
never realized what I was depriving my kids of. Magic is the only way to