Maroon and White

Scarsdale Maroon and White

Supporting Scarsdale HS Athletics and Physical Education

Spring Awards

Mooney Award

Each year, Maroon and White presents the Nina F. Mooney Award to honor an outstanding member of the Scarsdale High School athletic community.

 

Prior to her untimely death, Nina served on Maroon and White for ten years as an officer, committee chairperson, and member of various committees. In all of these capacities, Nina always had a friendly smile, and she was cooperative, warm, and concerned about others.

 

Nina was an avid sports fan. She had a special place in her heart for female athletes who, she felt, did not receive sufficient recognition for their outstanding performances in sports.

 

Nina was committed to her husband, Jack, and their five children, all of whom participated in interscholastic sports at Scarsdale High School. She looked forward to attending their games, where she showed unflagging enthusiasm for the players.

 

Nina displayed an indomitable spirit and positive attitude until the end of her shortened life. Maroon and White would like to recognize her special qualities by presenting this award in her honor again this June. Therefore, we ask you to nominate a senior female varsity player on your team who, in your estimation, best exemplifies the following attributes:

 

Dedication      Spirit                           Commitment

Enthusiasm     Concern for others      Positive work ethic

 

The nominee does not have to be the most outstanding athlete.

 

The Nina F. Mooney Award will be presented in a brief ceremony at the Spring Awards Picnic. The award will include a $100 stipend and a commemorative plaque for the recipient. Her name will also be placed on a plaque at the High School.

 

 

Knopp Award

Many years ago, Maroon and White established the Nonie Knopp Memorial Award to honor Nonie, an outstanding member of the Scarsdale community. Nonie lived in Scarsdale for almost 20 years, and spent much of her time involved with the multiple sports her four sons played while they were in the Scarsdale schools. Nonie was an avid sports fan. Along with her husband, Al, she cheered their four athletic sons from the sidelines of many interscholastic events, rain or shine, year in and year out. Nonie was a constant presence at the boys’ game, where she showed unwavering support for their teams. Throughout her life, Nonie possessed a positive attitude and fighting spirit greatly admired by all who were lucky enough to have know her.

 

Prior to her untimely death, Nonie worked as a volunteer for many community organizations. She was especially devoted to Maroon and White, where she served for more than ten years as vice-president, chairperson of the Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament, and member of several committees.

 

Maroon and White would like to recognize Nonie’s special qualities by presenting this award in her honor. We ask you to nominate a male senior varsity player on your team who, in your estimation, best exemplifies the following attributes: 

 

Dedication      Spirit                           Commitment

Enthusiasm     Concern for others      Positive work ethic

 

The nominee does not have to be the most outstanding athlete on his team.

 

The Nonie Knopp Memorial Award will be presented in a brief ceremony at the Spring Awards Picnic. The award will include a $100 stipend and a commemorative plaque for the recipient. Her name will also be placed on a plaque at the High School.

 

 

Timberger Award

Each year, Maroon and White presents the Elizabeth Timberger Memorial Award to honor an outstanding member of the Scarsdale athletic community.  

 

Prior to her untimely death, Elizabeth served on the board of Maroon and White for many years…as an officer, committee chairperson, and committee member. She was unfailingly friendly, supportive, and cooperative.

 

Even though she was not an athlete herself, Elizabeth was an avid fan of all sports. She was, most emphatically, an enthusiastic sideline rooter at a wide variety of the athletic contests in which Scarsdale High School young men and women participated. She was committed to her husband, Bob, and their sons, Richard, David, and Matthew. All three boys were varsity athletes at the High School and Elizabeth delighted in watching them play.

 

Maroon and White would like to honor Elizabeth Timberger’s special qualities by presenting an award to a senior who helps a team or the wider athletic program, not as a player, but through some other form of participation (i.e., as a manager, statistician, audio-visual assistant, play-by-play person, mascot or sports writer). (Cannot be a paid position.)

 

The Elizabeth Timberger Memorial Award will be presented in a brief ceremony at the Spring Awards Picnic. The Award will include a $100 stipend and a commemorative plaque for the recipient. Her name will also be placed on a plaque at the High School.

 


Peppers Award

Since coming to Scarsdale in 1983, Sue and Jerry Peppers and their daughters, Amy, Erica, Christina, and Michele have been actively involved in our community. Sue was an assistant principal at Scarsdale High School; Jerry has been a coach and a board member of travel soccer; and the four Peppers daughters were true scholar-athletes at Scarsdale High School.

 

Sue and Jerry were leaders of Maroon and White for over ten years. Academics, sports, and team play are and have always been regarded highly by the family.


The Peppers family has established a leadership and spirit award for one female and one male senior athlete who have distinguished themselves through their dedication and hard work in games and practice, through their unselfish adherence to sportsmanship and tem play, and through their active encouragement of all team members.

 

The recipients of this award shall also have achieved at least a 3.25 GPA measured by their last grades available at the time the selection is made.

 

Maroon and White would like to thank the Peppers family and are very proud to honor these student athletes this year.

 

The Peppers Family Award will be presented in a brief ceremony at the Spring Awards Picnic. Each recipient will be given a $250 stipend and a commemorative plaque for the recipient. Her name will also be placed on a plaque at the High School.