The Geneva Rotary Club honored Ray Ciancaglini with the Paul Harris Fellow award. Rotarians designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. Ciancaglini, a former middleweight boxer, founded The Second Impact, dedicated to concussion awareness.
The Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame presented Ray with The Jerry Flynn Courage Award, given to a boxer who demonstrates outstanding courage. As he accepts the award, he is being assisted by three time world champion, Bobby Czyz.
Ray Ciancaglini was the recipient of the 2012 Rochester Hickok Hero Award. "Ray was instrumental in helping pass legislation on concussion management in youth sports"
Ray Ciancaglini was presented with the 1969 Geneva High School Positive Impact Award at their 45th class reunion. This award is given to a classmate honoring his or her positive impact on the community in a volunteer status.
As part of the Courage Bowl, Camp Good Days presents an annual Courage Award during halftime festivities. The Camp Good Day's 5th Annual Courage Award was presented to Ray Ciancaglini. This award is presented to someone who displays courage, strength and determination in a time of great struggle.
During his boxing career, Ray earned many awards. Most of those awards have been lost or misplaced in the last 40 years. This award, however, was saved by Monsignor Kelliher and returned to Ray in 1981 prior to Monsignor's death. This award was given to the boxer who demonstrated the most determination and resiliency during the 1970 New York-Canada Golden Gloves Tournament.
Ray and Senator Nozzolio worked tirelessly to pass Bill Number 3953-B, The Concussion Management Awareness Act to amend the education law in relation to directing commissioners of education and health to establish rules and regulations for the treatment and monitoring of students of school districts, boards of cooperative education services and nonpublic schools who suffer mild traumatic brain injuries
The Finger Lakes Times story "Looking for Gain from a Lifetime of Pain" written by Chris Marquart about Ray and The Second Impact, won first place at the 2011 New York News Publishers Association Annual Award Banquet.
Geneva High School Class of 1969
On May 11th, 2012, Ray was inducted into the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame. The honor recognized him for his Boxing career and work founding The Second Impact.
Although Ray first made his mark in the boxing ring, his lasting legacy will be the contributions he made outside the ring. Ray was a very skilled and highly regarded boxer. He compiled a record of 31 wins (13 by KO) 9 losses and 4 draws as an amateur before leaving New York State to box professionally. Today however, Ray suffers from the effects of multiple concussions which he sustained during his boxing career.
Stu Einstein, Mayer of the City of Geneva, NY named
Thursday, December 8, 2011
RAY CIANCAGLINI DAY
The Finger Lakes Times story "Looking for Gain from a Lifetime of Pain" written by Chris Marquart about Ray and The Second Impact, won first place at the 2010-2011 New York State Associated Press Association's annual contest.
Stuart Hedstrom earns Maine Press Association first place honor for 2017 story about retired New York boxer, Ray Ciancaglini.
Honoring Raymond A. "Ray" Ciancaglini upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2011 Jerry Flynn Courage Award by the Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame
"....a champion of legislation, regulations and other policies which promote equal access to services, community re-entry, inclusion and acceptance of persons with brain injury and their families"
The Italian word for friend is "Amici" The Sons Of Italy Lodge, Geneva, NY, presented Ray Ciancaglini with the 2012 Amici award. This award is given to someone who is not a member of the organization who does exceptional work in the community, helps foster a positive image of the lodge as well as the Italian-American community.
"An Act to amend the education law in relation to directing commissioners of education and health to establish rules and regulations for the treatment and monitoring of students of school districts, boards of cooperative education services and nonpublic schools who suffer mild traumatic brain injuries" which became a law on September nineteenth, two thousand eleven as Chapter 496 of the Laws of 2011. Signed by Governor Cuomo
Honoring Ray Ciancaglini upon the occasion of his induction into the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame
Probably my most prized trophy of them all from my granddaughter, Paige Davie, 6 years old on December 25, 2018!