1989 - MERITORIOUS
Arthur (Art) Sandusky, director of
Borwnson House for more than 30 years before his retirement and active
for many years in youth service programs in the Washington area, will
receive a meritorious service award.
Sandusky, a native of East Vandergrift who now lives in State College,
is a graduate of Washington High School, where he played football and
later played for a U.S. Coast Guard team and the Brownson House Bears
and coached the Brownson House squad.
He played baseball and softball for McWreath Dairy, Knestrick Generals,
Scott Motors, St. Hillary, Cokeburg and a Coast Guard team and played
minor league baseball for the Washington Redbirds, a St. Louis Cardinals
farm club. He played basketball for McWreath Dairy, American Legion Post
175, Standard Barbe Q, Veltri Cleaners and Brownson House.
Sandusky, while at Brownson House, started the Pennsylvania Junior
Wrestling program now known as the Junior Olympics and also originated
junior basketball, volleyball, boxing and football programs. he also
added a new playground, gym and outdoor basketball court and renovated
the football field.
Sandusky, who managed Washington's only Pony League World Series
championship team in 1955, has received numerous local honors, including
the County Coaches special award and recognition from such groups as the
Optimist Club, Rotary Club, Jaycees, Washington County Medical Society
and PA. Handicapped Association.