History of ECSF
In 1983, a group of former Edison High students met to discuss what they could do to honor their former teacher, coach and athletic great, Pete Guzy. The more that group discussed the many ways in which they could honor Pete for his lasting contributions to the Edison High community, the more the need for an equally lasting tribute to Pete Guzy became apparent. For this reason, the group planned a fall event that would create an Edison High School “Hall of Fame Night” where, along with hundreds of fellow friends and well wishers, Pete would be the charter inductee into the Edison High School Hall of Fame. Proceeds raised in connection with the Hall of Fame Night were used to establish a scholarship fund in the name in the name of Pete Guzy to be awarded to Edison High seniors pursuing higher education. The first event was a huge success, and efforts quickly began to work on the program for the next year.
The magnitude of the first event was so great that it became apparent that a more formalized structure be put in place to handle the many tasks and deltails needed to carry on the great idea of those former Edison students. Soon after inducting Pete Guzy into the Edison High School Hall of Fame, the Edison Community Sports Foundation (E.C.S.F.) was formed. The foundation is made up of numerous Board Directors who volunteer their time and efforts to conduct the annual Edison Hall of Fame Night and Scholarship Program.
Three committees were formed: the first is the Hall of Fame Committee, whose task it is to select nominees to be inducted into the Hall of Fame; the second committee is the Scholarship Committee, whose purpose is to select students to be the recipients of the Pete Guzy Scholarship, a third committee also serves to handle publicity and fundraising concerns.
Edison Community & Sports Foundation
This organization was formed under and pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 317, Minnesota Statues, known as the Minnesota Non-Profit Corporation Act. The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.