The Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame Club’s President’s Award will go to — who else? — Mr. Saugerties, a.k.a. Bob Siracusano.
The owner of Sawyer Motors has spent most of his life in town and with his generosity, said Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame president Greg Chorvas, “there isn’t a corner of our community Bob hasn’t touched.”
Over the years, Siracusano has helped numerous local families have a happier holiday with the Christmas in the Village program. The annual Sawyer Motors car show has risen since its founding in 2004 to become one of the top shows in the Northeast and every year, golfers look forward to the SAA Golf Tournament.
“The President’s Award, is not awarded annually, rather, [only] when it is evident an individual or organization has gone above and beyond, displaying extraordinary and invaluable service to our great Saugerties community,” the release announcing the honor stated.
Bob attended Saugerties High School where he met his wife of 43 years, Michelle. After high school, he had a 20-year career as a tire salesman at Sears Auto Center.
In 1991, Bob and his brother Larry purchased Sawyer Motors. In 2014, Bob formed the Sawyer Automotive Foundation which allows his efforts to reach out further and do more within his community. Last year the foundation gave away over $80,000 between the Sawyer Motors Car Show, Holiday in the Village and a special event concert benefiting the Saugerties High School Marching Band.