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September 22, 2017

Carmine Lanzo Sr.

Birth: November 30, 1929

Deceased: 2007

Home Town: Sitizano, Italy

Inducted as: Builder

Inducted for: Soccer

Inducted in: 2006

Biography:

Born in southern Italy in 1928, Carmine moved to Kingston in 1952 and soon afterward began a 40-year local involvement with soccer. The Italo-Canadians competed throughout Ontario and Quebec, and through 1965 Carmine played, coached and managed the team.

In 1960, he was involved in clearing the land that became Caton's Pasture soccer field. He served as president of the local senior association and helped to revive youth soccer in the city in 1973. In 1979, Carmine founded the Kingston Kicks rep soccer program for young people.

Carmine was president of the Kingston Youth Soccer Association from 1979 to 1981, and he served as governor with the Ontario Soccer Association. In 1991, he received the Investors Group community sports achievement award, and in 2001, he received the Circle Award from the Greater Kingston Senior Soccer Association.