NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Iona Prep will honor a New York Giants legend this weekend, when they dedicate their football field in the memory of longtime owner – and Iona benefactor – Wellington T. Mara.
On Saturday before Iona Prep's 1:30 p.m. varsity football game against visiting Cardinal Hayes, the remaining Mara family – including son John, the current president and CEO of the Giants – will join Iona Prep President Thomas Leto, Athletic Director Bernard Mahoney, alumni, faculty and students at the football field for a ceremony naming the stadium after Wellington, who was born in Rochester but raised and lived in Harrison.
A Fordham University graduate, Mara, the NFL Hall of Famer and former Giants co-owner, was a longtime benefactor and Gael supporter, where each of his four sons – and later, nine grandchildren – would attend school. The ceremony is expected to begin at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday at the football field as part of the homecoming weekend.
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