Charlie Constantino

 


A native of Rochester, Charlie Constantino came to Rome as a single man just
two days after his 1961 graduation from St. John Fisher College, eager to begin his career
with Rome Lab.


Charlie is entering the Rome Sports Hall of Fame and Museum as a “cntributor to
the greater good of Rome’s rich sports heritage.”


Constantino was both a football and baseball star at East High School graduating
in 1957. He was a good enough athlete to be a four-year starter and be offered a college
scholarship. Constantino continued to be a participant in baseball and softball up until his
wife, the mother of his four children, told him “that’s enough.” He used that devotion and
determination to make many significant contributions to Rome.

Some of Constantino’s most significant contributions:

 

  • A state of the art scoreboard and several customized busses so that RCH athletic teams could travel to road games and tournaments. He also hired and paid the drivers.

  • Arranged for RCH’s athletic facilities to be improved and maintained.

  • Assumed a leadership position in renovating Kennedy Arena in Rome.

  • Worked very closely with Chris Destito and others in their successful effort in bringing the Empire State Games to Rome.

  • Sponsored and outfitted many, many youth sports teams, American Legion baseball teams, and adult slow pitch softball teams.

  • The Larry DeLutis Baseball Complex which now consists of five world-class baseball diamonds, lights, dugouts, seating for thousands, a press box and concession stands along with plenty of parking


Charlie Constantino, who helped make Rome a better place, welcome to the Rome Sports
Hall of Fame and Museum.